New Product Development

Stars of the show

Stars of the show

The very best in UK food manufacture was recognised at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2007. Sarah Britton reports

Cast your net wider

Cast your net wider

By Sarah Britton

Sustainability issues mean traditional cod and haddock products are making way for hake and pollock. Sarah Britton reports

A flooded marketplace

A flooded marketplace

Unless afforded the luxury of basking in the southern European heat wave for the last three months, you cannot escape the fact that the good old...

Cater for a wider audience

Cater for a wider audience

By Sarah Britton

NPD chefs tell Sarah Britton why a culinary background is essential to food manufacture and how restaurants continue to influence their work

Movers and shakers

Movers and shakers

By Sarah Britton

Food developers are constantly switching jobs. Sarah Britton looks at why staff move on so frequently and how this affects manufacturers

Meat NPD in trouble, claim experts

Meat NPD in trouble, claim experts

By Sarah Britton

Industry insiders have criticised the meat sector for failing to invest in new product development (NPD).Director of the Development Chefs’ Network...

Lost for words

Lost for words

By Sarah Britton

Although testing products on consumers is key to successful NPD, Sarah Britton discovers that you can't believe everything you hear

What's in your lunchbox?

What's in your lunchbox?

By John Dunn

Despite our love of exotic food, it seems we Brits are not very adventurous when it comes to sandwiches. So where does that leave innovation in the market? John Dunn reports

Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop

By Sarah Britton

Sarah Britton reports on the winners of the 2006 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Pasta Foods strengthens export team

Pasta Foods strengthens export team

Pasta Foods, the UK manufacturer of pasta and snack pellets has appointed Mark Husband to head up the company's global customer team. The company is...

Bang for your bucks

Bang for your bucks

A decent NPD process helps manage risk and control costs. So why aren't more food manufacturers using one, asks Elaine Watson

Changeovers

Changeovers

The Authentic Food Company has appointed Robert Gong as development chef and head of product sourcing (Europe) to work with new product development...

Changeovers

Changeovers

Philip Jones has joined Riverside Food Services as cold store manager at its recently acquired facility in Four Crosses, Powys. Jones brings a wealth...

Changeovers

Changeovers

Emma Smedley has joined Sundora Foods as new product development manager. Smedley was previously with canned ready meals producer Westler Foods,...

Speed up the science

Speed up the science

By Michelle Knott

For in-house quality assurance labs to keep pace with new product development and production, they need faster testing technology. Michelle Knott investigates new procedures that can quicken the process

Changeovers

Changeovers

Production and operation responsibilities have been realigned at Elisabeth the Chef's three factory sites following Steve Eastham's appointment as...

Senses as keen as Mustard

Senses as keen as Mustard

Thornton Mustard has worked on over 2,000 products, many of them global brands. He told Stefan Chomka some of the secrets behind successful launches ... and how to avoid failure

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