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Frank's Ice Cream has made 14 members of staff redundant

News

Workers made redundant at Frank’s Ice Cream

By Gwen Ridler

Carmarthenshire, Wales-based manufacturer Frank’s Ice Cream Ltd has made more than a dozen members of staff redundant, after failing to secure funds to continue production since entering administration.

Frank Dale has removed black plastic packaging from all of its product lines

News

Frank Dale eliminates black plastic from production

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen baked goods manufacturer Frank Dale has eliminated black plastic packaging from all of its products as part of a suite of changes to its manufacturing process to promote sustainability.

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

Long read

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....

McCain is investing £35 into British farming

News

McCain invests £35m in British farming

By Gwen Ridler

Potato processor McCain is to invest £35m into British farming in a bid to safeguard the long-term sustainability of growing potatoes in the UK.

Check out the latest plant-based NPD

Round-up

Plant-based product launches for Veganuary 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the plant-based community celebrates another Veganuary, we take a look at some of the new launches from the sector in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

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

Feature

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.

BFFF president and chairman Ian Stone believes the frozen food sector is perfectly placed to be part of the solution

Frozen food can be ‘part of the solution’ to cost-of-living crisis

By Michelle Perrett

The frozen food sector is perfectly placed to help consumers off-set some of the effects of the cost-of-living crisis, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) president and chairman Ian Stone has told to 750 business leaders at the Federation’s Annual...

My protein has signed a five year deal with Iceland Foods to develop a new ready meals range

Myprotein signs five-year Iceland deal

By Gwen Ridler

Sports nutrition brand Myprotein has signed a five-year deal with Iceland Foods to launch its range of frozen ready meals into supermarket stores across the UK and overseas.

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.

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