Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures Tesco listing

By Gwen Ridler

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.

New spiral freezer prevents belt slip

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New spiral freezer prevents belt slip

By Rick Pendrous

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.

The UK courgette shortage has sparked a social media storm

Courgette shortage sparks social media storm

By Gwen Ridler

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”.

Gordon Wiseman, senior research associate with Premier Foods, receives the Food & Drink Scientist of the Year Award from Hardeep Singh Kohli

Premier Foods stands out at Food and Drink Federation awards

By Rick Pendrous

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...

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Snacks investment, mega merger and recalls make headlines

By Michael Stones

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.

Bakkavor and grower Hammond Produce have created a ‘Garden of Innovation’

Bakkavor backs innovation and … unusual veg

By Alice Foster

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.

So far, the treatment has had negative effects on vegetable quality

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Fresh produce plasma bug blaster set for next step

By Rod Addy

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.

Demand for dried fruit will rise as people seek healthier foods

Dried exotic fruit uptick

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Produce World supplies a range of vegetables, including Chinese tatsoi

Produce World cuts 33 Scottish jobs to defend profits

By Rod Addy

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.

Love Taste makes frozen smoothie pouches, frappés and fruit teas

ASA bars smoothie web claim

By Rod Addy

An internet smoothie ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleadingly exaggerating the amount of fruit portions it contained.

Weighing expertise for snacks

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, including those linked to oysters, said the FSA

Call for more research into foodborne viruses

By Rick Pendrous

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).

The latest research suggests consumers are buying and eating less fruit and vegetables

UK consumers buying less fruit and veg: IGD

By Rod Addy

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 targeted at the children's market

Sea salt targets new low-sodium for kids

By Lorraine Mullaney

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.

Scottish vegetable processor expands

Scottish vegetable processor expands

By Anne Bruce

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.

Fresh campaign boss

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...

The real deal

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...

Judges' Special Award

Judges' Special Award

Not every achievement fits neatly into the framework of an industry awards scheme. But excellence deserves recognition -- especially when it's...


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