Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has thrown open the doors of its Morpeth site in Northumberland to students in a bid to show them the many job opportunities in the food and drink manufacturing sector.
Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from improved resource efficiency and cost savings across the supply chain as a result of a partnership between Nestlé UK and Ireland and Sheffield Hallam University’s National Centre for Excellence for Food...
Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall Company of the year.
Premier Foods is wooing young people for future food industry careers with the launch of a work placement initiative and has doubled the number of engineering apprentices it is supporting.
Tesco, Mars and Warburtons were among the big food brands meeting government yesterday (September 11) at Downing Street to discuss how to find the industry’s future leaders.
The food industry is wooing female engineers in a partnership between food manufacturers Cargill, PepsiCo and Mars and youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.
Nestlé UK & Ireland and Coca-Cola Enterprises marked National Women in Engineering Day on Monday (June 23) with events for young people to celebrate the achievements of women engineers in food and drink manufacturing.
Burton’s Biscuit Company has created a new team to develop its engineering strategy, to be led by Derek Harris.
Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has been appointed chair of the Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (FEIAB) for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.
The National Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Food Engineering was officially launched at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) last month
The government has confirmed the food industry as one of the business sectors that will act as a Trailblazer, leading the way to reform England’s apprenticeship programme.
Students accepted to study for the UK’s first food and drink engineering degree will be offered a combined total of £100,000 in bursaries in their first year to help stave off student debt, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Food and drink manufacturers have welcomed the appointment of Nestlé boss Fiona Kendrick as one of five new commissioners for employment and skills.
Food and drink manufacturers will be able to recruit from a wider and deeper pool of qualified engineers after the £6.9M cash injection at Sheffield Hallam University to develop a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, said the Food and Drink...
Harper Adams University's More than Meat Pies team has won gold prize in the Dragons' Den-style event Ecotrophelia UK 2013 for its ready meal offal pie, Hearty Meal.
Food manufacturers are targeting a new campaign at 16-19 year olds, parents and teachers in a bid to attract the next generation of food and drink industry engineers.
A concerted PR, marketing and social media campaign needs to be quickly launched if the 40 places on the first accredited food and drink engineering course are to be filled.
Food manufacturers finally waking up to engineering time bomb, says skills chief
Food manufacturers are facing a skills time bomb as many engineers edge towards retirement, there is little new blood in the pipeline to replace them.
Dalehead Foods has unveiled a new multi-million pound abattoir and production facility in Spalding, Lincolnshire, which it hopes will boost British pork exports to the US.
UK food and drink manufacturers are being urged to back the UK’s first accredited engineering degree dedicated to the needs of the food and drink manufacturing sector.
Top marks in the search to find a college to offer the nation’s first dedicated food and drink engineering degree have gone to Sheffield Hallam University.
Seaweed tried for weight loss and to replace salt
New evidence has emerged from Sheffield Hallam University that Seagreens seaweed can be used as an acceptable alternative to salt in bread and to contribute to weight loss and management.
CenFRA, the UK's pioneering centre for food robotics and automation, has received industry funding to expand its role into an independent food and beverage automation consultancy.
Vion says tough trading conditions have forced it to restructure its sausage business, and begin consulting 205 staff on plans to close a site in Sheffield.
University sees a bright future in sensory testing
Sheffield Hallam University has invested £200,000 in its sensory testing facility.The move signalled the University's conviction that sensory...
Northern Foods subsidiary, Dalepak Foods, has teamed up with Appetizing Innovation to develop a meat-free range of products.Dalepak, which makes a...
Taking yorkshire forward into a rosy future
Food and drink processing is a priority sector for Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency (RDA) for Yorkshire and Humber. To this end, it...
Make more money from food production
Food and drink processors groaning under severe pressure to cut costs and increase efficiency for customers are being offered a lifeline in the form...
Rod Addy investigates opportunities and developments in the Yorkshire and Humber region in a new quarterly series of features
The Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber (RFG) is promoting collaboration between processors in the region as its Flow project begins to bear...
Yorkshire puts best foot forward with collaborative packaging initiative
A multi-partner packaging innovation initiative using the 'surgery' format to focus and accelerate commercial projects is being funded by the...
Put lasagne on trial
The Chilled Food Association (CFA) has launched a project comparing the energy used and waste generated by home-cooked and factory-made lasagne in...
Yorkshire Forward helps NPD
Appetizing Innovation, a three-year project funded by Yorkshire Forward, has launched a new initiative designed to help food and drink companies...
Ulrick & Short appoints a business development manager
Ingredients company Ulrick & Short has appointed a business development manager, as part of its ongoing expansion plans.Laura Thornhill has taken...
Studies have found seaweed's new qualities
Millions pumped into Yorkshire food development
Processors in the Yorkshire and Humber region will get added support on issues ranging from international commerce to supply chain efficiency thanks...
Efficiency will keep firms out of deep water
Manufacturers must improve their water efficiency as they are set to bear the brunt of costs when the price of water soars, an expert has...
Northern Foods finds way to stop spuds browning
Northern Foods has stopped dipping its diced potatoes in sulphite at its Cavaghan & Gray chilled ready meals plant in Carlisle in a bid to clean...
Dual nutrition and carbon footprint labelling to come
A combined nutritional and environmental food labelling system has been made possible by Sheffield Hallam University's discovery of a link between...
Underwood builds presence in catering sector
Underwood Meat Company has bought Northern Catering (Sheffield) for an undisclosed sum, enabling it to further expand in the foodservice arena.The...
Innovation to strut its stuff
The new processing and packaging exhibition Pro2Pac at ExCeL, London, March 18-21, will showcase the latest processing and packaging developments and...
1.2M cash to aid Yorkshire food projects
Quiche maker boosts its process team
Quiche manufacturer Thomas Food Group (TFG) has appointed Emma Johnson as a process technologist.Johnson joins the company as a graduate in food...
Cinderella sector lobbies for more food students
Growing food science skills shortage prompts urgent action