Food And Drink

A team from University of Reading scooped the silver prize in 2017

Food science and tech awards Ecotrophelia launched

By Rod Addy

The quest for trailblazing food science and technology students is underway, with the launch of the annual Ecotrophelia awards, backed by food and drink research and services organisation Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science & Technology...

FDF director general Ian Wright spoke of the uncertainties still surrounding Brexit

Business Leaders’ Forum

Brexit uncertainty ‘great concern’ for industry

By Gwen Ridler

Food manufacturers are greatly concerned by the lack of progress made by government over Brexit negotiations, according to Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright.

Michael Gove has enlisted the help of food manufacturers to plan a new ‘gold-standard’ for British food and farming

Oxford Farming Conference

Food firms help DEFRA plan new ‘gold-standard’ produce scheme

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers and farmers are helping government devise a new “gold-standard” scheme that measures food quality, in a bid to boost exports after Brexit, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed at the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January...

The food manufacturing year in news stories: click through the timeline to revisit some of the most memorable moments of 2017

Food manufacturing milestones: key events that shaped 2017

By Amy Langley

As another busy food and drink manufacturing year draws to a close, we look back at some of the key events that have shaped the fortunes of Britain’s biggest businesses, as reported over the past 12 months on this website.

Willowbrook Foods's director John McCann received the trophy from Jon Poole, chief executive of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (right), and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEA 2017

Willowbrook Foods wins fresh produce food manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Northern Ireland root vegetable and salad processing company Willowbrook Foods has won the prized Fresh Produce Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in...

The food and drink manufacturing Oscars 2017 yielded a vintage crop of entries, says Waitrose technical manager Jonathan Bayne

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: ‘a vintage year’

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) 2017 has yielded a vintage crop of entries, with a particularly strong selection of Young talent of the year entries, says Waitrose technical manager and FMEA judge Jonathan Bayne.

Mondelēz and 2 Sisters lead our latest people on the move photogallery

People on the move in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

Mondelēz International’s new ceo and the resignation of 2 Sisters’ meat boss lead our latest gallery of people moving to new food and drink jobs.

The latest food and drink hires feature in this gallery

Food and drink industry appointments photogallery

By Gwen Ridler

Appointments by speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group and FoodDrinkEurope feature in our latest gallery of people moving to new roles in the food and drink industry.

New drinks and seasonal donuts feature in this summer's new product launches

Canned water leads summer product launches

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks firms CanO Water and Orchard Twist hoped to quench consumers’ thirsts this summer with their new beverage product launches, featured in this photogallery.

FMEAs' judges give their hints and tips for winning an award

FMEAs

How to win a food manufacturing Oscar

By Matt Atherton

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) judges have urged companies entering the awards to include the entire story behind their success in their applications, for the best chance to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar.

New product development is the biggest growth opportunity for food and drink businesses

NPD tops food and drink firms’ biggest opportunities

By Matt Atherton

New product development (NPD) is the biggest opportunity for food and drink manufacturers over the next 12 months, while fewer firms are positive about business prospects, according to a survey by advisory firm BDO.

Jim Moseley has been appointed chief executive of Red Tractor

New Red Tractor boss is Jim Moseley

By Gwen Ridler

Red Tractor Assurance has appointed former Food and Drink Federation president and interim director general and Mizkan Euro md, Jim Moseley as its new chief executive.

Grocery think-tank IGD identified eight key skills for students looking to kick start their food and dink careers

Food industry employability skills – photogallery

By Gwen Ridler

Eight essential employability skills for students looking to start their careers in the food and drink industry have been identified by grocery think-tank IGD, featured in this photogallery.

AHDB's first halal meat manager and senior appointments at Graze and Greencore feature in this gallery

Food and drink industry appointments – in pictures

By Gwen Ridler

The first halal meat manager recruited by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and senior appointments at Graze and Greencore feature in our latest photogallery of people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry.

The Apprenticeship Levy is a big opportunity for manufacturers, said Justine Fosh

Apprenticeship Levy must be well handled

By Noli Dinkovski

The impending Apprenticeship Levy provided a clear opportunity for businesses to review the skills requirements of their workforces and centralise their approach to training, Justine Fosh, chief executive at the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink...

Take a look at some of the weirdest food stories from 2016

Weird food stories from 2016 – in pictures

By Gwen Ridler

Pies on the edge of space, beer made from clouds and a 3D printer that makes gummy sweets lead our photogallery of 2016’s weird and wonderful food stories.

See the latest food and drink industry appointments in this gallery

Food and drink appointments – photogallery

By Gwen Ridler

December has been a busy month for people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry, with Coca-Cola, Tate & Lyle and Bakkavor making changes to their senior management teams.

Janette Graham (centre) received her award from FoodManJobs' Sam Thompson and awards host, TV star Carol Smillie

FMEAs

2 Sisters Food boss wins Food Manufacture Personality Oscar

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group technical learning and development manager Janette Graham has won the coveted Personality of the year award – part of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – during a Venice-themed awards celebration at The Hilton Park Lane,...

Tulip, IGd and Kellogg all feature in this month's people on the move gallery

New appointments in the food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

New appointments at meat firm Tulip and grocery think-tank IGD lead this month’s photogallery of people moving to new positions within the food and drink industry.

Ranjit Singh Boparan

Boparan acquisitions in 2016 – in pictures

By Gwen Ridler

It’s been a busy year for 2 Sisters Food Group and its owner Ranjit Singh Boparan, marked by a series of acquisitions across the food and drink industry.

Top Track 100

Top six fastest growing food manufacturers

By Matt Atherton

2 Sisters Food Group is Britain’s fastest growing private food and drink business, according to The Top Track 100 compiled by The Sunday Times.

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