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Undeclared allergens, pieces of plastic and raw product sparked recalls this past month

Recalls

Allergen threat and manufacturing errors spark recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Undeclared allergens including milk, soya and gluten continue to spark recalls of food and drink, as manufacturers pull products from the shelf in response to potential choking hazards and labelling errors.

ABF continues to see growth led by its grocery division

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Food sales support growth at ABF

By Gwen Ridler

Continued growth of food sales at Associated British Foods (ABF) have produced a strong set of results for the manufacturer in its third quarter 2023 trading update.

Nimisha Raja has been awarded an MBE in the King's first birthday honours

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Nim’s founder receives royal seal of approval

By Gwen Ridler

Nimisha Raja, founder of Nim’s Fruit Crisps, has been awarded an MBE in King Charles' first ever birthday honours for her services to business and enterprise.

PepsiCo has invested £58m in its Leicester factory

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PepsiCo invests £58m in Leicester site

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks and snacking giant PepsiCo has invested £58m in its Leicester Walkers factory, its biggest UK investment in the past 25 years, and created 100 new jobs.

Nimisha Raja pictured (centre) at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Interview

Winning at FMEAs and how it helped boost business

By Bethan Grylls

With the Food Manufacturing Awards nearing, Food Manufacture caught up with one of our previous winners to find out more about their story, how their business is faring and what impact the awards had...

The latest food and drink recall news

Food and drink product recalls round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plastic contamination, microbiological contamination and undeclared allergens all sparked recalls of food and drink products over the past month.

Philip Martin speaks to Food Manufacture in this exclusive podcast interview

Blanco Niño boss Philip Martin: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

Philip Martin, founder and chief executive of Irish tortilla chip manufacturer Blanco Niño, talks to Food Manufacture about fully recyclable packaging, regenerative farming and sourcing raw materials in this exclusive podcast.

Asda, Linda McCartney and Cérélia all announced recalls last week

Food recall round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Listeria, mispackaged items and incorrect date codes sparked recalls from food firms in the past week, covered in this round-up.

Blends has the capacity to process 140 million cans a year

Contract manufacturing profile: Blends Flavours & Colours

Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential

By Andrew Richardson

Blends Flavours & Colours has invested in significantly growing its canning capabilities as it moves away from plastic in response to its customers' needs, explains factory manager Andrew Richardson.

Kellogg's planned the challenge the rules on the promotion HFSS in court

Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against HFSS guidelines

By Gwen Ridler

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), claiming the rules unfairly represented breakfast cereals.

Barry Callebaut claims to be the largest manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products

Barry Callebaut factory in Moreton faces closure

By Rod Addy

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has begun consulting with employees over the proposed closure of its Moreton factory in Merseyside, which employs 45 full-time staff.

Unite has sought assurances for its members at the Wigan Kraft Heinz factory

Union seeks job reassurances at Kraft Heinz Wigan

By Gwen Ridler

Workers union Unite has called for safeguards for its members at the Kraft Heinz plant in Wigan, after it claimed funding earmarked for the UK factory was redistributed to sites in Europe.

Mackie's has announced plans to expand its factory and increase production

Mackie’s at Taypack factory expansion plans

By Gwen Ridler

Crisp manufacturer Mackie’s at Taypack has announced plans to expand its production capabilities as it celebrated a bumper year for new product development and festive sales.

Jope: 'We see a bright future ahead for both nutrition and ice cream inside Unilever'

Financial roundup

Unilever and Arla UK brace for commodity cost hit

By Rod Addy

Unilever expects its commodity costs to rise by £3bn in 2022, claiming the price of soybean oil doubled in 2021, while Arla has predicted cost inflation will cause 'a slowdown in branded growth'.

Bottle caps fell foul of '100% recycled' claims

Drinks firms in trouble for '100% recycled' packaging claims

By Rod Addy

Soft drinks firms Pepsi Lipton International and Roxane UK have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which banned adverts that attracted complaints for making 'misleading' eco-friendly packaging claims.

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