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Could CBD hold the answer to berry freshness? Credit: Getty/Cristina Ionescu


Extending the shelf-life of berries with CBD

By Bethan Grylls

A team of researchers in Thailand have developed a CBD-based coating which has shown promise in delaying rot in strawberries to keep them fresher for longer.

Rishi Sunak will talk with a select number of industry representatives on matters regarding food security


Food and farming firms hit out at PM’s food summit

By Gwen Ridler

Key industry players have been ‘left at the door’ as food and farming alliance Sustain questions how the Prime Ministers’ farm to fork food summit plans to address the UK’s food security issues.

The Government has lifted bird flu restrictions on poultry, hearlding the return of free-range eggs to store shelves


Free-range eggs back on store shelves

By Gwen Ridler

Free-range eggs will now start reappearing on store shelves, after bird flu housing restrictions are lifted from tomorrow (Tuesday 18 April).

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Novel ways of reducing food waste in F&B manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Following a panel discussion around ways food and drink companies can reduce their food waste and increase efficiency, our editor summarises some key talking points and our speakers come back together to answer a few more of your questions…

How strong is your supply chain? Credit: Getty / The_Lycan

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Creating safe and secure food supply chains

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls summarises the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented earlier this week, sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lend their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system....

It's just over a year ago since Russia invaded Ukraine sending shockwaves across Europe. Credit: Getty / Toshe_O

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War in Ukraine: what’s at stake for UK food producers?

By Elena Frandino

The Ukrainian conflict has amplified food supply chain pressures and critical raw material shortages. Once-reliable imports started fading, manufacturers had no choice but to rethink their business strategies to remain viable and sustainable, writes Elena...

Could wonky veg be the solution to current shortages in the UK?


Is ‘perfectly shaped’ veg to blame for food shortages?

By Gwen Ridler

An overreliance on ‘perfectly shaped’ fruits and vegetables and an unwillingness to sell wonky, less aesthetically pleasing alternatives could be causing shortages in UK supermarkets, suggested food redistribution service Earth & Wheat.

Mike Parr discusses the current fresh produce shortages and the impact on the food supply chain


Fresh produce shortages require action, not words

By Mike Parr

Perishable Movements (PML) managing director Mike Parr responds to the current fresh produce shortages and the challenges facing a food supply chain already battered by COVID-19 restrictions and the fallout of Brexit.

Tune in to the all new Food Manufacture Podcast.

Food Manufacture Podcast

Episode 1: Mining for young talent

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls and multimedia reporter Gwen Ridler talk video games and how they can be used as a tool to get young people into the food and drink industry in our new look podcast.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Welsh Leeks are protected

Welsh Leeks secure Geographical Indication status

By Michelle Perrett

Welsh Leeks have become the latest addition to the UK Geographical Indication (GI) Scheme, which protects the name, authenticity and characteristics of regional products.

UK eggs are facing a shortage

NFU calls for DEFRA investigation into the egg supply chain

By Michelle Perrett

The NFU (National Farmers’ Union) is calling for an urgent investigation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) into whether an “exceptional market conditions” declaration should be made under the Agriculture Act 2020, given...

Fourayes’ produces a range of fruit fillings, industrial jams and mincemeat

Puratos UK acquires fruit grower Fourayes

By Michelle Perrett

Puratos UK, the bakery and patisserie ingredient specialist, has acquired fruit grower and processor Fourayes for an undisclosed sum as part of its farm-to-fork strategy.

David Parker has joined Noble Foods' marketing and innovation team.

Senior appointment at Noble Foods

By Gwen Ridler

Free-range egg supplier Noble Foods has appointed developmental chef David Parker to its marketing and innovation team.

Food security at high risk after war broke out in Ukraine

Ukraine war tilting food security to 'high risk'

By Michelle Perrett

The war in Ukraine and impact on the supply and transit for wheat and fertilizers in the Black Sea is tilting global food security into a state of 'high risk', new analysis from consultancy McKinsey & Company has revealed.

Stephen Humphrey, managing director of Tuber Group, with his wife and shareholder Rebecca Humphrey

MyFresh acquired by Tuber Group

By Gwen Ridler

Potato firm Tuber Group has acquired fresh produce processor MyFresh from William Jackson Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

The Australian and New Zealand FTAs risk undercutting UK food producers, members of the industry warned

Free Trade Agreements 'threaten UK food production'

By Gwen Ridler

The Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Australia and New Zealand risk significantly undercutting domestic products, endanger food standards and threaten sustainability, according to members of Scottish government and the Welsh meat processing community....

GrowUp Farms has secured investment £100m for a new vertical farm in Kent

New vertical farm secures £100m investment

By Gwen Ridler

GrowUp Farms has secured £100m from green infrastructure investment firm Generate Capital to fund the creation of its new vertical farm at Discovery Park, Kent.

Gousto has secured more than £200m through fundraising over the past two months

Gousto secures £172.3m investment

By Gwen Ridler

Recipe box firm Gousto welcomed three additional blue-chip institutional investors onto its register after securing $230m (£172.3m) of investment led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 last month.

The Seasonal Workers visa scheme has been updated to run until the end of 2024

Seasonal Workers scheme extended to 2024

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has extended the Seasonal Workers visa scheme to the end of 2024 to allow foreign workers to pick edible and ornamental crops, but employers were warned this isn’t a long-term solution.

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