Princes has opened a dedicated pea plant in Lincolnshire, representing the completion of phase one of an £80m investment programme at its Long Sutton production site.
Hamsard 3471 has acquired Wimbledon-based fruit and vegetable supplier Solstice out of administration, saving 62 jobs.
Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores nationwide, the company’s largest listing with a UK supermarket to date.
Tesco is the first of the ‘big four’ supermarkets to pledge its commitment to British farmers by signing up to the National Farmers Union (NFU) Fruit & Veg Pledge.
Me and My Factory
Joining vegetable processing manufacturer Troy Foods as a fresh-faced 18-year-old, commercial director James Kempley had to learn quickly to win over some staff.
A leading vegetable processor is on the lookout for a new factory as part of ambitious plans to double its turnover to £100M in five years.
Manufacturing product file
A quick-freeze spiral freezer from Alco for the continuous cooling and freezing of a wide range of products, including meat, seafood, vegetables and fruits, is now available in the UK from supplier Interfood.
Eating 10 portions of fruit or vegetables a day could prevent 7.8M premature deaths a year, according to research by the Imperial College London.
Retailers are rationing fruit and vegetables sold to consumers, after poor weather in Spain over Christmas continued to restrict UK supplies.
Reports of a shortage of courgettes in the UK have sparked a social media storm, as hundreds of people took to Twitter to express their views on the “famine”.
Premier Foods was the star of the show at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week (September 22), when it walked away with several prizes recognising its achievements in science, healthy reformulation and a campaign to help older people in...
Two leading charitable food foundations have given their backing to a new initiative designed to raise awareness in the UK of the importance of fruit and vegetables and where it comes from.
Morrisons’ test sales of wonky, or mis-shapen, vegetables at discounted prices have made a promising start in 75 of the retailer‘s Yorkshire stores.
Nim’s Fruit Crisps’ new £350,000 Kent factory investment and SABMiller’s agreement “in principle” to a takeover bid from rival Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev feature in our latest Good News, Bad news video roundup.
Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has opened a factory in Kent after securing an investment of more than £350,000.
Bakkavor has unveiled a showcase of unusual vegetable varieties to be included in its products, a week after a University scientist stressed the company’s commitment to vegetable innovation.
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A plasma project to kill germs on fresh vegetables is poised to start trials suitable for commercial applications later this month, according to a leading researcher on the programme.
Drying exotic fruits such as papayas, lychees, mangos and dragon fruit increases ease of access, as well as allowing them to be produced in a greener and more economic way, according to German natural raw ingredients firm Worlee.
Chaucer Foods has launched its third plant in Oregon in the US, designed to process freeze-dried fruit and vegetable products.
British consumers are eating more fruit and vegetables and becoming increasingly critical of retailers who waste food, reveals new research by Mintel.
Produce World has announced 33 redundancies amid plans to shift organic root vegetable packing from Forres in Scotland to Yaxley, near Peterborough – closer to the bulk of its organic produce activities.
An internet smoothie ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleadingly exaggerating the amount of fruit portions it contained.
Ishida focuses on quality control
The versatility of Ishida's weighing and quality control systems will be demonstrated on its stand, including a variety of multihead weighers and X-ray machines.
Weighing expertise for snacks
Highlights of Ishida new launches at Interpack include new multihead weighers for confectionery, snacks, granular products and fruit and vegetables; a new X-ray system capable of detecting small bones in meat and poultry; new weigher/bagmaker combinations...
More needs to be done to improve the understanding of foodborne viral infections such as norovirus, hepatitis A and hepatitis E so that they can be better prevented and controlled, according to scientific experts who advise the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Kolak Snack Foods has snapped up Berkshire Foods and NC Snacks for an undisclosed sum as it continues its relentless drive to boost sales.
Sales of fruit and vegetables continue to go down, despite efforts to encourage shoppers to cut fresh produce waste and eat more cheaply, according to the IGD’s chief economist James Walton.
Salt of the Earth’s low-sodium sea salt is designed to help food manufacturers meet low-sodium targets for children, according to the firm.
Flexible flow wrapper makes fruit and veg packing easy
A horizontal flow wrapper has been designed for packaging fruit and vegetables, bakery, confectionery, snacks and general foods.
Compact bridge to higher volumes and more variety of ethnic food
To meet the increasing demand for his wide range of ethnic foods, Jack Aronson, chief executive of Garden Fresh Gourmet, wanted to expand his product line. He also wanted to increase volume to meet the booming demand for his hummus.
Premier Foods does new valve headstand
Premier Foods is introducing a new headstand valve dispensing closure designed for the jams and condiments sector on Hartley's Squeezy Jam.
A new Ishida four-mix multi-head weigher is helping a Serbian frozen fruit and vegetable supplier to enter the important retail market for mixtures of four to six fruits.
Scottish vegetable company R & K Drysdale (Drysdales) is spending a £647,647 government grant on extending its premises in a move that will create new employment opportunities.
Logistics giant to boost veg business
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) aims to develop vegetable processing services at its Lowestoft freezing plant, building on a contract it announced in October last year to handle frozen peas there for Ardo.
Five fire engines and a foam unit attended a fire at ethnic snackfood maker Imperial Snack Foods at the Culwell Trading Estate in Wolverhampton yesterday.
In pole position
Consolidation, investment and automation has boosted frozen food firm Ardo, reports Hayley Brown
Eastern promise for freeze-dried ingredients
Freeze-dried ingredient supplier Chaucer Foods aims to expand its business in the Far East and launch into sweet and savoury snacks this year,...
Parripak takes a bigger slice of the market
Parripak Foods has expanded its operation across the UK with the acquisition of Gretna-based Solway Veg, which will become the company’s northern...
Multi-head weigher ups production
A special 14-head version of Ishida's latest R Series multi-head weigher has helped increase production and save on labour costs at a leading Spanish...
Fruit drink tax ruling shows vat rules are old fashioned, say soft drinks makers
Stringy pillows give equipment supplier a good night's sleep
When snacks were mainly based on corn and potatoes, texture and the ability to add flavour were priorities for snack equipment suppliers, claims...
Fresh campaign boss
The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), the trade association which supports the UK fruit and vegetable industry, has appointed Anthony Levy as chairman...
Root crop prices are expected to rise as producers report poor yields of potatoes and onions due to soaring July temperatures and a prolonged...
Filling a gap in the market for sandwich spreads
Unilever has launched what it claims is the most versatile new food to hit the snack market. While most spreads are used either to flavour a product,...
Fun with fritters
The Authentic Food Company is continuing its love affair with all things Mediterranean, extending its range to include fritters.The 50g Red Onion,...
High speed weigher for fruit and veg
The latest addition to the Verti-Pack range is expected to dramatically speed up pre-packing of fruit and vegetables. The new Sorma P14 linear...
The real deal
Frozen Asian snack specialists UPB Products is cashing in on one of the Indian food market’s biggest growth areas - snack foods and accompaniments...
Premium snack attack
The market for premium snacks and drinks is set to rise by 22% to £1.2bn in 2009 as consumers increasingly indulge in higher quality products as...
BakeMark gives snacks spicy twist
BakeMark UK has moved into the Indian snacks market with a new range of filled naan breads aimed at the bakery and foodservice sector. The snacks...
Recycled natural snacks from waste fruit and veg set to make healthy profit
A groundbreaking project, which turns fruit and vegetable waste into healthy snacks, could be just 12 months away from commercialisation.The project,...