Factory Design & Maintenance

Smith: 'The global food industry is collectively recognising the importance of hygienic design'

Ask The Expert, In Collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology

Ask the Expert: Vikan global specialist on hygienic design

By Debra Smith

Debra Smith, a fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology and global hygiene specialist at Vikan describes her background and analyses the hygienic design of food processing equipment.

Foyle: 'Wherever you see construction work going on in your factories, ask questions about how CDM is being managed'

Health & safety opinion

Managing construction in food manufacturing settings

By Craig Foyle

We often associate food manufacturing with clean environments under strict hygiene controls, which is how it should be. We need to acknowledge that to reach that point construction work will be required – and that presents its own challenges.

Plant & Bean has developed plant-based meat products over 20 years for brands and retailers

Europe's largest plant-based factory to open in UK

By Rod Addy

Plant-based food manufacturer Plant & Bean is to open Europe's largest plant-based food factory in Boston, Lincolnshire and has revealed strategic partners including Griffith Foods and soy processor Gushen alongside this news.

Left to right: Wright, part of the NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance team, and Troy Foods's Kempley

Troy Foods completes new factory, creating 20 jobs

By Rod Addy

Vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods has completed a fourth factory in Yorkshire, creating more than 20 jobs and supported by £500,000 via the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

The winner will be announced online on 10 November, as part of The Grocer’s 'Golden Week', created to crown the winners of The Grocer Gold Awards 2020

Factory Manager of the Year 2020 shortlist decided

By Rod Addy

The shortlist for the Factory Manager of the Year 2020 has been decided after a flood of entries was debated intensely by the distinguished judging panel in a closely fought contest.

The investment has partly been earmarked for a new production line and palletising solution

Flora cooking oil producer pumps £24m into factory

By Rod Addy

Edible Oils Limited (EOL) is investing £24m at its Erith factory, which produces more than 100 million litres of cooking oil annually, under Crisp ‘n’ Dry, Flora and Mazola Corn Oil brands and retail own-label.

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