Catering

Frozen food boss’s call to arms

Iceland Foods boss takes over at frozen food federation

By Rick Pendrous

Nigel Broadhurst, the newly elected chairman of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) board, has called on collaboration between all parts of the frozen food industry to promote the benefits of frozen foods to consumers.

Calder Foods was bought by Flagship Food Group

Calder Foods bought by US foodservice giant

By Matt Atherton

Sandwich fillings and sauces manufacturer Calder Foods has been bought by US multi-national foodservice firm Flagship Food Group for an undisclosed fee.

Cherry Valley Foods chalks up sales of £45M from its duck processing operations

Faccenda buys duck processor Cherry Valley Foods

By Rod Addy

Faccenda Foods has agreed to buy Cherry Valley Farms’ duck processing business Cherry Valley Foods by the end of December 2014 in a move that broadens its portfolio of poultry processing operations.

Davis will bring over 27 years’ experience to the role

EHL appoints new product development manager

By Laurence Gibbons

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

The Business Leaders' Forum was sponsored by Paul Wilkinson - chairman of Thorntons

Business Leaders' Forum

Business Leaders’ Forum: sponsors’ spotlight

By Michael Stones

The chance to engage with clients and design products and services attuned to the needs of food and drink manufacturers were just two of the reasons sponsors gave for backing the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum.

Owen Paterson is to meet food industry leaders today to discuss consumer confidence in beef

DEFRA accused of ‘disembowelling’ FSA over horse meat

By Mike Stones

The blame game over who was responsible for the deepening horse meat crisis intensified over the weekend, as a former chief adviser accused the government of “disembowelling” the Food Standards Agency (FSA), while the boss of supermarket chain Iceland...

Horse meat: the unanswered questions. Who sold what to who and when?

Meat row deepens as ABP’s supplier disputes horse claim

By Mike Stones

McAdam Foods – the Irish meat supplier blamed by ABP for supplying beef products contaminated with horse DNA to its subsidiary Silvercrest Foods – has disputed the claims and named its Polish suppliers and a second Hull-based firm Flexi Foods.

Greencore's ceo Patrick Coveney welcomed

Greencore ‘off critical list’ in US after buying Schau

By Mike Stones

Chilled food manufacturer Greencore’s US business is “off the critical list” after its acquisition today (June 27) of US sandwich and sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son, according to City analyst Investec Securities.

Pinguin Foods is reviewing 34 jobs

Pinguin Foods reviews 34 jobs

By Freddie Dawson

Frozen vegetable and convenience meal producer Pinguin Foods UK is reviewing 34 jobs at its facility in Boston, Lincolnshire.

New software could make your BlackBerry a new weapon in the battle to improve efficiency

Smartphone software dials up efficiencies

By Rod Addy

Food and drink processors can slash downtime and boost production and efficiency thanks to software just launched in the UK that enables them to co-ordinate maintenance work via their BlackBerry smartphones.

AAK Bakery Services supplies fats for the bakery and confectionery production

Oldham site threat as AAK reviews UK operations

By Ben Bouckley

40 jobs could be lost at AAK Bakery Services in Oldham in March 2012 after Swedish parent AarhusKarlshamn revealed it could close the business following a UK operational review.

Ready, spready go...

Ready, spready go...

By Ben Bouckley

Peanut butter is now Britain’s fastest growing sweet spread with sales up by over 40% from 2008 to £40m in 2010, according to market intelligence firm Mintel.

Court-Johnston: Talent and know-how

Ex Holland’s Pies boss joins Peter’s Food Service

By Elaine Watson

Neil Court-Johnston has been named as the new md of the foodservice division at pie, pasty and sausage roll-maker Peter’s, five months after his controversial exit from Holland’s Pies.

A brief encounter

A brief encounter

Contract caterer Compass Group UK & Ireland is having its annual supplier conference on October 22 in Reading, and it's been organised by grocery...

Swiss firm is run like clockwork

Swiss firm is run like clockwork

By Rod Addy

Running their eponymous company has been a rollercoaster ride for the Bartholdi family, but the firm just keeps going from strength to strength, says director Ruedi Bartholdi

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