Frozen

The new hybrid office has been designed to help the wellness of workers

McCain transforms HQ into hybrid working space

By Michelle Perrett

McCain Foods has transformed its UK HQ in Scarborough to create a hybrid working area for its office staff in order to boost employee wellness and build on the company’s sustainability goals.

Cold chain energy bills are set to double in 2022

Cold storage energy bills set to double

By Gwen Ridler

Electricity bills for the UK’s cold storage facilities are set to double between 2021 and 2022, according to the Cold Chain Federation (CCF).

Unilever to stop marketing food and drink to under-16s

Unilever to stop marketing foods to under 16s

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever has revealed it is to stop marketing food and beverages to children under the age of 16 years old, across both traditional media and social media.

BFFF has launched a programme to help combat rising energy prices

BFFF launches energy saving programme

By Gwen Ridler

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a programme to help its members manage the recent price hikes in gas and electricity.

The Innovation Portal is looking for solutions to sustainability

Nomad Foods launches innovation portal to support sustainable diets

By Michelle Perrett

Nomad Foods – the frozen food company which owns brands including Birds Eye, Findus and igloo – has partnered an Open Innovation Portal as it invites partners to share solutions that could be scaled to help shape the future of food and support more sustainable...

Zizzi's At Home range is now available in Tesco stores

Zizzi launches frozen food range

By Gwen Ridler

Restaurant chain Zizzi has partnered with Tesco to launch a range of its most popular dishes into the frozen food aisle.

Salmonella contamination sparked a number of food recalls this month

Salmonella sparks food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Salmonella contamination has sparked recalls of infant formula, pork snack products and frozen raw dog foods over the past month, according to reports by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Harrow (Pictured) discussed the latest trends and future challenges in the frozen food market

Frozen food momentum to continue post-pandemic: BFFF CEO

By Gwen Ridler

Consumer spend on frozen food will continue grow after the pandemic, with frozen fruit and plant-based some of the biggest trends. according to British Frozen Food Foundation (BFFF) chief executive Richard Harrow.

Ice cream and frozen fish continue to be the biggest players in the frozen food category

Lockdown habits help boost frozen food sales

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of frozen food have been bolstered by new habits developed over lockdown, according to the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF’S) latest report.

The lack of details surrounding the end of the CF Fertilisers deal has created uncertainty among food firms

End of CF Fertilisers deal raises CO2 shortage fears

By Gwen Ridler

The end of the Government’s deal with CF Fertilisers to maintain supplies of CO2 gas has created uncertainty among food manufacturers, with concerns of higher prices and sudden shortages.

Hansford (pictured): 'For processors looking to move into this market, flexibility of infrastructure is important'

Opinion

MAP gases and freezing considerations for plant-based foods

By Gwen Ridler

Neil Hansford, food packaging and cryogenic freezing expert at Air Products, discusses the freezing considerations and the application of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for plant-based foods or meat analogues.

Ian Stone, president and chair of the British Frozen Food Federation, has called it a 'pivotal' moment

Frozen food has 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

By Michelle Perrett


The frozen food industry has a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to grow sales and help cut carbon emissions according to Ian Stone, president and chair of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Andrew Hayes (left), managing director of Abbeydale Food Group; Vicky Wake, general manager of Saxon Foods; and Steven Humphrey, managing director of Tuber Group

Tuber Group plans expansion after acquiring Saxon Foods

By Michelle Perrett

Tuber Group has revealed plans to launch new products into the frozen food market and double turnover after acquiring plant-based convenience foods manufacturer Saxon Foods from the Abbeydale Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Keeping food cold has become more challenging in the aftermath of Brexit, as environmental issues force manufacturers to rethink how chilled products are stored

Refrigeration feature

Cold chain warms to sustainable goals

By Gwen Ridler

Temperature-controlled storage and distribution has come under considerable scrutiny, as the food industry balances a need to keep food fresh and safe with the environmental and financial cost of doing so.

Paramount is to offer the Living Wage to its employees

Paramount boosts wages at Devon plant

By Gwen Ridler

Devon-based frozen food firm Paramount 21 has increased wages for workers at its Newton Abbot site by introducing the Living Wage, as it embarks on a £650,000 investment into its production capabilities.

Dakins highlighted three major challenges affecting the cold chain

Three cold chain food safety and security challenges

By Gwen Ridler

The cold chain faces three big challenges, according to Su Dakin, British Sugar head of food safety and quality, speaking at the Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Spring Conference 2021.

Cook produces hand-prepared ready meals at its production kitchens

Gourmet ready meal firm Cook to boost capacity by 80%

By Rod Addy

Gourmet frozen ready meal manufacturer Cook aims to boost production capacity by 80% thanks to the installation of new spiral freezers supplied by Starfrost, supporting aims to double sales within five years.

Magnavale cold store green light could create 530 jobs

Magnavale’s Lincolnshire cold store could create 530 jobs

By Jerome Smail

Temperature-controlled storage specialist Magnavale has secured planning and funding to construct a fully automated multi-temperature cold store in Easton, Lincolnshire that could create up to 530 jobs once complete.

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