With recent capex projects to increase capacity and boost efficiency now bedding in nicely and a strong balance sheet compared with rivals, Cranswick is well-placed to diversify into new product areas, according to City analysts.
Several parties have expressed an interest in buying Buccleuch Foods site in Castle Douglas, after the firm announced plans to shut its meat processing facility in the town, FoodManufacture.co.uk understands.
Abattoirs and other meat cutting plants are up in arms about plans by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to transfer the full costs of inspection to them and have appealed to government to review the proposals.
Snowbird Foods has launched a new meatball product into the foodservice and ready meals markets. The firm has created five varieties of flavour-filled 12g meatballs for buffets and ready meals, which it has launched under the name ‘Poppers’.
The latest draft of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) new code of practice on country of origin labelling (COOL) advises manufacturers to state the origin of liquid milk used in cheese and butter OR the place these products...
DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has told the European Commission (EC) that there are no viable alternatives to using nitrates in organic cured meat and urged it to ditch a proposed ban that it claims could ruin small producers.
Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) is inviting partners to work with it on a collaborative project to determine the most effective control measures for Norovirus, the organism believed to be responsible for the food poisoning outbreak at Heston Blumenthal’s...
A guaranteed supply of raw materials cannot be taken for granted as the population expands and the climate changes, the UK boss of meat processing giant Vion UK told delegates at the IGD Convention in London yesterday.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will have to trim its budget by at least 25% over the next four years, which means it will have to “hand a great deal of responsibility [for food safety enforcement] back to the industry”, according to chief executive Tim...
Consumer belt-tightening and lively competition between the main frozen food brands are triggering a welter of packaging innovation. But this still leaves key areas such as frozen ready meals with more questions than answers.