Cereal

We catch up with FMEA finalist and former Weetabix apprentice James Bell

Where are they now? Three years later with Weetabix apprentice

By Gwen Ridler

Back in 2019, Food Manufacture spoke with Weetabix manufacturing apprentice James Bell to discuss his journey with the business. Three years later, we catch up with Bell to discuss his role in the company and how the pandemic has affected apprenticeships.

Weetabix conmtinued to dismiss claims of fire and rehire plans at its Kettering and Corby plants

Weetabix hits out at ‘fire and rehire’ claims

By Gwen Ridler

Weetabix has continued to dismiss claims it is using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics in its ongoing pay dispute with workers union Unite and has levelled criticism on the union using the situation to support its unrelated national campaign against similar employment...

Usdaw members have voted in favour of strike action at Weetabix Kettering

Strike action threatened at Weetabix Kettering

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) have unanimously voted in favour of industrial action at Weetabix’s Kettering plant, after a dispute over shift payments.

Strikes at Weetabix have been suspended after talks between Unite and the manufacturer

Strikes suspended at Weetabix factories

By Gwen Ridler

Planned strike action across Weetabix’s Northamptonshire sites has been suspended following ‘constructive talks’ between workers union Unite and the manufacturer.

Weetabix was bought by US firm Post Holdings for £1.4bn in 2017

Weetabix looks to consolidate Corby factories

By Noli Dinkovski

Weetabix has drawn up plans to close one of its Corby factories but has vowed to protect as many jobs as possible by upgrading the facilities at its second site in the town.

Nestlé plans a 10% reduction in sugar in its breakfast cereals by 2018

Nestlé plans cereal sugar cuts by 10%

By Gwen Ridler

Nestlé plans to cut sugar in its breakfast cereals by a further 10% by the end of 2018, as it continues to reformulate across its product portfolio.

Glanbia Nutritionals' gluten-free oat milling facility was launched last year in Ireland

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Glanbia Nutritionals announces second ancient grain investment

By Nicholas Robinson

Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals is preparing to make a further investment in its recently opened multi-million pound oat milling facility to boost its presence in the ancient grains market. 

Hines is predicting own-label market growth

A big unknown in cereal

By Nicholas Robinson

Own-label manufacturers are secretive. But John Hiles is ready to rip open the box of the cereal business he heads, Nicholas Robinson reports

New gluten-free pulse flours

Protein boost for pulse flours

By Nicholas Robinson

A series of 10 high-protein pulse-based flours have been created by Ingredion to allow food manufacturers and retailers to create protein-boosted foods.

Bakery giant launches four new loaves

Warburtons launches four new loaves

Plant baker Warburtons has launched four new varieties of bread, each with 'special' ingredients, which will be aimed at families.

Quinoa is grown in the Andes and is increasingly popular among UK consumers

Rising demand for ancient grains

By Nicholas Robinson

For many years now, the ‘ancient grain’ has been expected to take Europe by storm. Nicholas Robinson discovers what’s been happening

Up to 4,000t of oats will have been processed at the site this year

Ingredients giant Glanbia invests in gluten-free

By Nicholas Robinson

Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals has pumped millions of pounds into a new modern oat milling facility to boost its presence in the gluten-free (GF) ancient grain market.

Brothers David and Bill Jordan launched the Jordans cereals brand, which includes a range of breakfast cereals

Breaking News

Jordan brothers in major breakfast cereal deal

By Rod Addy

David and Bill Jordan, the brothers who launched the Jordans cereals brand, have taken over ownership of European Oat Millers (EOM), a major supplier of breakfast cereal ingredients and own-label breakfast cereals.

Gluten-free ancient grains

Ancient meets modern

A range of ancient gluten-free grains have been led into the 21st century by ingredients firm Glanbia Nutritionals (GN), to cash in on the growing free-from trend.

Bakery firm makes commitment to grain growers

CSM secures ancient seeds

CSM Bakery Supplies has made a commitment to its grain growers ahead of harvest to ensure a secure supply of ancient cereals.

Wet weather continues to plague UK harvests and drive up food prices

Food price fears rise after ‘worst harvest for 25 years’: NFU

By Mike Stones

Fears of soaring food prices are mounting after the National Farmers Union (NFU) warned that wheat yields in England were down by almost 15% on the five-year average, while poor harvests around the world and the global thirst for biofuels continued to...

Most scientists argue that GM is an essential tool

Wheat producers warned that GM is future

By Rick Pendrous

Wheat producers have been warned that, unless the world accepts genetic modification (GM), global production could suffer a similar fate to that of the US where the crop has been progressively replaced by GM maize and soya.

The super bowl

The super bowl

By Rod Addy

Weight management and heart health are making oats, multigrains and natural ingredients more popular in the cereals category, says Rod Addy

Brit cereals go Statesside

Brit cereals go Statesside

By Sarah Britton

Dorset Cereals' fresh approach to breakfast foods has caught the attention of the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA). The group awarded the firm an...

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