The vast majority of UK consumers do not know how much wholegrain they should eat

Confusion over wholegrain consumption

By Noli Dinkovski

Confusion over which foods contain wholegrain is leading to misunderstanding over how much of it people needed to consume, a survey has found.

Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will give the City Food Lecture

Tesco boss to discuss supplier partnerships

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco group chief executive Dave Lewis will use the City Food Lecture 2018 to offer his views on the ‘essential’ role supplier partnerships will have on the future of the UK’s food supply chain.

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.

Food Ingredients Europe: where ingredients and technology meet

FiE 2017

Where ingredients and technology meet

By Noli Dinkovski

The interplay between packing and processing will be under the spotlight at the at the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) show, which takes place in Frankfurt later this month (November 28–30).

Davison Canners’ joint mds Alan Davison and Graham Davison (centre left and right), with HSBC’s Chris McQuay and Lauren Hughes

Davison Canners creates 50 jobs after £3.1M investment

By Mike Stones

Northern Ireland food manufacturing business Davison Canners has boosted its food lines – including adding a new dessert range – and created 50 new jobs, after securing a £3.1M financial package from HSBC.

Veg firms wins Food Manufacture Excellence Award

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...

Top trainer: Mike Lambert, Bakkavor head of operations, collected the award from Matt Betty (right), business development manager with category sponsor Appetite Learning. They were joined on stage by awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Bakkavor on top form after winning training Oscar

By Mike Stones

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor Hitchen Foods came top of the form, after winning the prized Training Programme of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London on Wednesday...

Davies: ‘We have a real opportunity to tackle some of these challenges’

Brexit offers chance to improve food policy

By Rick Pendrous

Brexit offers the opportunity to improve the nutritional quality and labelling of food purchased by UK consumers, but government must not weaken regulatory controls on food safety and authenticity in the process, the strategic policy adviser at Which?...

Chefs' Choice Awards finalists can use the logo in their marketing


Chefs’ Choice Awards deadline approaches

By Rick Pendrous

Next month marks the deadline for food and drink manufacturers to enter the Chefs’ Choice Awards, organised by the Food Manufacture Group’s publisher William Reed, in which they will have the opportunity to gain national recognition for their product...

Runny eggs are now safe to eat, almost 30 years since Edwina Currie’s comments started a salmonella contaminated egg scare

Runny eggs safe to eat after 30 years: FSA

By Gwen Ridler

Runny eggs are now safe to eat by infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly for the first time in 30 years, provided they are produced under the British Lion code of practice, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Chefs’ Choice Awards now open for entries

Chefs’ Choice Awards open for entries

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers are invited to win national recognition by entering their products in the Chefs’ Choice Awards, organised by the Food Manufacture Group’s publisher William Reed.

Food manufacturers ‘cut salt’, despite claims

Food firms ‘cut salt by 8%’, says FDF after pesto claims

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers have cut salt significantly in their products, insists the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after a pressure group urged Public Health England (PHE) to “get tough on enforcing the 2017 salt targets”.

Flavour houses have played a big role in new product development within the food industry, helping to develop recipes that meet new flavour demands

90 year birthday special

Modern food flavours that meet modern tastes

By Steve Morgan

This year, the UK Flavour Association celebrates its centenary. Steve Morgan describes its members’ contribution to exciting new flavours.

The pace of food manufacturing change has quickened over the past 90 years

90 year birthday special

Food industry’s 90 years of innovation

By Colin Dennis

Food and drink manufacture has undergone major advances, designed to meet changing consumer tastes and modern production standards.

Food Manufacture was first published in May 1927, in the same month that Charles Lindbergh became the first man to complete a solo non-stop tans-Atlantic flight

90 Year Birthday special

Voice of the foodsector is born

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture was launched in May 1927 as a forum for those working in food and drink manufacture. Ninety years on, it is a role it still plays.

Food safety culture tends to vary between companies, claim experts

Feature analysis

Food safety: why it’s all a state of mind

By Paul Gander

Is ‘food safety culture’ too fuzzy-edged a concept to be an important objective in its own right? Not at all, say the experts.

Over 65s are more susceptible to listeriosis because of their dietary choices

Listeriosis in elderly linked to lifestyle

By Rick Pendrous

Concern about rising levels of listeriosis food poisoning across Europe caused by contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), despite relatively low levels of the bacterium being picked up in retail surveys of products, has led the European Food Safety...

Greencore was fined £1M, after a contractor fell from a stepladder and died

Greencore fined £1M for worker’s death

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has been fined £1M for safety failings, after a contractor died after falling from a stepladder. 

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.

Thousands of Britons a year could be infected with hepatitis E from imported pork products, a report found

Imported pork ‘infecting thousands’ with hepatitis E

By Matt Atherton

Food manufacturers and processors must shift to locally-sourced foods to minimise the risk of hepatitis E to consumers, says supply chain firm Vendigital, after a Public Health England (PHE) report revealed thousands of Britons a year could be infected...

Campden BRI boss Professor Steven Walker sets out his vision on food science

The Big Interview

Campden BRI boss thinks big on food science

By Noli Dinkovski

Professor Steven Walker has dedicated his life to the small things – but on the future of food science, he isn't afraid to think big.

About 700,000 contaminated eggs were imported into the UK

About 700,000 contaminated eggs imported into UK

By Matt Atherton

The number of imported eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil is now estimated at 700,000, leading the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to reveal recalls for a wide range of food products affecting some of Britain’s biggest retailers.

Campden BRI technology director Richard Akkermans said new technology would boost food safety

Food Safety Conference

Latest food safety tech ‘keeps food fresher’

By Matt Atherton

The latest technology in food manufacturing will help to keep food as fresh as possible, while not compromising on safety, says Campden BRI technology director Richard Akkermans.

Professor Walker: better industry communication required a collaborative approach

The Big Interview

Food firms need to show honesty: research boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers need to show “transparency, honesty and clarity” if they are to overcome public misconceptions about the food industry, the boss of a leading research organisation has claimed.

India opens its gates to inward food processing investment

India woos UK food and drink processors

By Rick Pendrous

The Indian government is on a mission to attract overseas investment to meet rising demand for processed foods among its 1.3bn population, which includes a rapidly growing urban middle class. Currently, just 7% of India’s agricultural produce is processed...

Jonny Bingham (right) and David Jones: ‘We see this time as one of opportunity’ (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

How Brexit can remove the novel foods roadblock

By Jonny Bingham & David Jones

In a deep, dark hole on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website is the consultations section – home of poorly publicised, important documents that could change the whole dynamics of our food system.

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.

The British Poultry Council opposed a bilateral trade deal with the US, which would allow chlorine-washed chicken to be imported into the UK

BPC rejects chlorine-washed chicken trade deal

By Matt Atherton

A bilateral trade deal between the US and UK, allowing the import of chlorine-washed chickens after Brexit, has been opposed by the British Poultry Council (BPC).

The owner of AMKO-Martindale Foods was ordered to pay £6,166.63

Cooking fat maker to pay £6k+ for hygiene offences

By Matt Atherton

The owner of a cooking fat processor has been ordered to pay more than £6,100 after pleading guilty to food hygiene offences, including failure to ensure workers had received adequate food safety training.

Food safety conference chair Steven Walker says trust was this year's main theme

Food safety conference

Trust was ‘key issue’ at Food safety conference

By Matt Atherton

Developing trust with food safety regulators was the key issue of this year’s Food Manufacture Food safety conference, says the conference chair and Campden BRI director general Professor Steven Walker.

Cargill in surplus food supply deal

Cargill to supply food surplus charity

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Cargill has launched a new agreement to supply food poverty action group FareShare with fresh chicken every week, free of charge.

The Food Expo Innovation Awards were dominated by food ingredients that exploited the clean labelling trend

Reports from IFT17

Food innovation awards reflect clean-label trend

By Michael Stones

Food ingredients that exploit the trend towards clean labelling featured in the 2017 Food Expo Innovation Awards at the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual Meeting and Food Expo.


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