Frozen

Within an hour of arriving on site all the freezer units were fully connected

Plug and play power saves frozen food after gales

By Michelle Perrett

Newburn Power came to the rescue at Britain’s largest port Immingham when gale force winds forced a Scandinavian cargo ship to divert from its Lowestoft destination.

Working with Endoline has improved production efficiency for Marshfield

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Ice cream firm slashes packing time

By Rod Addy

Marshfield Farm has slashed packing times for its ice cream by 80% thanks to work with Endoline Machinery.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a series of management changes

Senior changes at 2 Sisters

By Aidan Fortune

Processor 2 Sisters Food Group is continuing its transformation programme with an overhaul of its senior team.

Ice cream sales boomed thanks to the a blistering summer

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Ice cream profits soar thanks to heatwave

By Gwen Ridler

UK ice cream manufacturers have reported soaring profits thanks to the record-breaking heatwave this summer, according to industry body the Ice Cream Alliance.

The Fry Family Co's new vegan range will be available in Sainsbury's

The Fry Family Food Co launches vegan range

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan food company The Fry Family Food Co’s new range of chilled meat-alternatives are set to appear in 500 Sainsbury’s stores, as vegan-friendly launches continue to hit supermarket shelves.

NewCold has spent £100m on build costs for the new facility, which employs 200 staff, with the aim to recruit at least a further 70

NewCold: biggest deep freeze to employ 270

By Rod Addy

NewCold Logistics has opened the UK’s biggest food deep freeze, which cost £100m to build and has created 200 jobs, with 70 more recruits and more investment anticipated over the next two years.

Young's has launched two new frozen food products

Young’s launches steam-cooked frozen meals

By Gwen Ridler

Young’s Seafood has launched a new range of frozen meals that can be cooked in minutes, as it jumps on a growing trend of consumers looking for healthier meals high in protein.

Polar Krush saw sales rise 60% during the summer

Polar Krush reports 60% sales increase

By Michelle Perrett

Iced drinks manufacturer Polar Krush has reported its best summer to date after sales increased by 60% - boosted, it said, by its decision to switch its full range to sugar-free recipes.

A vet shortage could lead to border delays for the food industry

Vet shortage causing border concerns

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario could result in food being delayed at borders due to a shortage of vets.

Asda, Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's were all included in the Which? report

Half of UK ice cream missing ‘key ingredients’

By Gwen Ridler

Only half of the most popular vanilla ice creams on the high street have fresh milk, cream and vanilla on their list of ingredients, according to a consumer rights pressure group.

Kelly's of Cornwall has ditched black packaging on its clotted cream ice cream (old packaging left)

Kelly’s replaces black packaging in ice cream tubs

By Gwen Ridler

Ice cream manufacturer Kelly’s of Cornwall has pledged to replace all of the black plastic packaging used in its Clotted Cream variety with silver plastic, which is easier to recycle.

The meat industry is particularly reliant on migrant labour

Migrant labour system overhaul needed

By Aidan Fortune

The food and drink industry is at risk of a labour shortage if the current immigration system is not overhauled, a new report has found.

Rick Bestwick’s Warrington site receiving its first blast-freezing unit

Rick Bestwick doubles blast-freezing capacity

By Rick Pendrous

Temperature-controlled storage specialist Rick Bestwick, part of the Magnavale Group, has doubled its blast-freezing capacity to become one of the largest providers in the UK.

CO2 supplies continue to hinder food and drink production

CO2 situation still weeks from resolution

By Aidan Fortune

The recent CO2 shortage which impacted the UK food and drink industry is expected to have long-term effects, despite the resumption of supply.

The Europe-wide listeria outbreak has so far killed nine people and affected a further 38

Greenyard Frozen UK hit by listeria recall

By Rod Addy

Greenyard Frozen UK has recalled frozen vegetables it supplies to top grocery retail chains, claiming they might be contaminated with listeria amid a wider international incident that has snowballed in the past few months.

The original source of Listeria contamination had survived cleaning and disinfection procedures

Frozen sweetcorn listeria warning

By Rod Addy

Consumers have been warned to cook frozen vegetables thoroughly following a Europe-wide outbreak of listeriosis that has been linked to frozen sweetcorn.

The deal means TS Foods’ Tony’s Chippy branded frozen Pork Sausages in Batter and Beef Burgers in Batter will be listed in more than 260 Heron Foods stores

TS Foods wins £600k B&M Retail contract

By Rod Addy

TS Foods has secured a £600,000 deal to supply value retail chains B&M Retail and Heron Foods with frozen and battered sausages and beef burgers.

Key Technology has introduced Sort-to-Grade software

Key Technology adds new sorting software

By Ellie Woollven

Key Technology is introducing its Sort-to-Grade (STG) software to its VeryX digital sorters, which handle wet and frozen potato strips.

The prospective sale of Young's Seafood has caused confusion regarding its Pinneys site

Young’s sale muddies Pinneys situation

By Aidan Fortune

The owners of Young’s Seafood have confirmed that the business is up for sale, causing further confusion for the 450 jobs at risk at its Pinneys site in Annan.

Young's announced plans to relocate salmon production to Grimsby, putting 450 jobs at risk

Young’s factory closure puts 450 jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

Up to 450 jobs are at risk at Young’s Seafood’s Annan site in the south of Scotland, while it plans to create 200 jobs in Grimsby after winning three new contracts with retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S).

The Ice Cream Alliance represents more than 530 businesses in Great Britain and Ireland

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Ice cream trade body appoints new president

By Michelle Perrett

The Ice Cream Alliance (ICA), the trade association for ice cream manufacturers and retailers, has appointed Henry Nurkowski as president.

BFFF boss: ‘Retail sales are now worth more than £6bn and currently growing at about 6%’

UK frozen food industry set to top £10bn

By Noli Dinkovski

UK sales of frozen food will top £10bn according to the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), which has reported growth in both retail and foodservice.