More than 40 brands have pledged to drop use by dates from packaging to help curb food waste

Food firms join campaign to ditch use by dates

By Gwen Ridler

More than 40 food and drink brands have signed up to an initiative to move away from use by labels in an effort to encourage consumers to use their senses to assess the quality of their food.

Manufacturers have helped prevent 180k tonnes of food from being wasted in 2020

Courtauld 2025 update highlights food waste progress

By Gwen Ridler

More than 180,000t of food –worth £300m – has been saved from becoming waste during the second year of the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

More plastic than fish is predicted to be in the world’s oceans by 2050

Plastic packaging becomes a pariah

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain has been shamed into pledging to reduce its use of plastics in packaging and use more recyclable or biodegradable polymers, following growing public anger and adverse publicity about the damage plastics cause to the...

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Wake: education needed on surplus and waste difference

By Gwen Ridler

Knowing the difference between food waste and surplus is key for manufacturers looking to become more sustainable, according to food surplus redistribution organisation Company Shop.

Cairns Oatcakes was ordered to close after an inspection found 'filthy' conditions (Picture courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

‘Filthy’ bakery ordered shut found open a day later

By Matt Atherton

A bakery, which was ordered to close on Tuesday (March 21) over food hygiene concerns – including “filthy” work surfaces and a “mouldy growth” – was found open for business the following day.

Vacuum ensures safe spinal cord removal

Vacuum ensures safe spinal cord removal

Residue-free carcass cleaning is claimed during the removal of spinal cord material in abattoirs, thanks to a special extraction system developed by Northern Ireland-based equipment manufacturer Macquip.

Food firms should share the amount of food they are wasting and work more collaboratively with food redistribution charities to tackle food waste

Five-step plan to beat food waste

By Laurence Gibbons

Food waste charity Hubbub has launched a five-step manifesto to help food manufacturers tackle food waste.

Vegetable producer's new pump's attractive advantages

More slurry flow, fewer blockages

AB Produce supplies prepared vegetables to the food wholesale, retail, catering and processing sectors. It decided to install a third EZstrip cake pump from Nov Mono when it was having problems with its system of screw augers, steel collection bins, macerators...

FDF members are on target to help cut ingredient, product and packaging waste by 3% by 2015

Industry on target to cut food waste

By Rod Addy

Food and drink manufacturers are meeting waste reduction targets, trade body the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed after the spotlight turned on retailers this week.

The partnership will prevent 2,300t of food waste being sent back to food manufacturers

Tesco to help tackle food waste with new partnership

By Laurence Gibbons

A new partnership between Tesco and food re-distribution charity FareShare will help to tackle food waste by preventing 2,300t of surplus food being returned to UK food manufacturers every year, according to the retailer.

Wyke Farms boss Richard Clothier: Proud to be one of the first national food brands to be self-sufficient in energy

Wyke Farms hits key green energy target

By Mike Stones

Cheesemaker Wyke Farms has become 100% self-sufficient in green energy after opening a new £4M biogas plant at its Bruton site in Somerset yesterday (September 19).

Food waste is a valuable commodity and a lot of manufacturers understand that

Leaders digest

By David Burrows

Winning formulas for waste reap rewards, reports David Burrows

PepsiCo has confirmed a new £9.3M expansion of its Peterlee site

PepsiCo cuts mileage with £9.3M expansion

By Dan Colombini

Walkers Crisps manufacturer PepsiCo UK has revealed that it is set to cut about 400,000 miles from its annual road usage with a new £9.3M investment at its Peterlee warehouse and distribution centre.

Frozen food could help to slash food waste, claimed the British Frozen Food Federation

Frozen food could slash food waste

By Mike Stones

Putting more frozen food on UK dinner plates could help slash household food waste, according to the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

War on food waste led by grocery think-tank IGD

Food firms wage war on waste

By Rod Addy

UK food firms have eliminated 1,400t of waste in a project led by grocery think-tank IGD and commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Participants also believe they could eradicate waste by a further 1,193t within a year.

Funding cuts won’t halt war on waste

Funding cuts won’t halt war on waste

By Rod Addy

Dr Liz Goodwin, chief executive of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), has insisted that the organisation has the funds to take its...

Reprieve for landfill

Reprieve for landfill

While government plans to ban the landfilling of many waste foods next year are to be reviewed, pressure to find alternative disposal routes will intensify, claims Jon Reeds


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