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degree level apprenticeship

UK’s first degree level apprenticeship in Food Science and Technology

Posted on: 27 April 2016

A Food Science and Technology Steering Group, led by the NSAFD, has unveiled the Standard for the UK’s first degree level apprenticeship in Food Science and Technology...


Nestlé and R&R to create ice cream and frozen food joint venture, Froneri

Posted on: 27 April 2016

Froneri will combine Nestlé and R&R’s ice cream activities in the relevant countries and will include Nestlé’s European frozen food business...

Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Mettler Toledo Safeline and Peak Scientific win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Posted on: 26 April 2016

Mettler Toledo Safeline and Peak Scientific have both been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise...


Exports of UK gin, beer and wine to USA reach a record £361 million

Posted on: 26 April 2016

Enough gin to pour 580 million gin and tonics was enjoyed in the US last year as exports rose 9% to a record £159 million...


Sustainability a key trend in the dietary supplements market

Posted on: 26 April 2016

The market for ‘green’ dietary supplements is growing more than twice as quickly as that for sustainably produced food and drink, new figures show...


KFC launches investigation after faecal bacteria found on ice

Posted on: 25 April 2016

It has been revealed that an undercover researcher for BBC's Rip Off Britain was served ice that had faecal bacteria on it at a KFC in Birmingham...


WFSI presents exciting new food & beverage concepts

Posted on: 25 April 2016

At this year’s food and beverage trade fairs in Algeria and Nigeria, WFSI is demonstrating new concepts for the beverage and confectionary sector...


Reducing sugar in yoghurt without reducing sweetness

Posted on: 22 April 2016

Researchers have manipulated the metabolic properties of yoghurt-producing bacteria to sweeten yoghurt naturally, while reducing sugar in the final product...

hanworth dairy

Müller proposes reversal of Hanworth dairy closure plans

Posted on: 22 April 2016

Müller Milk & Ingredients has proposed to reverse the planned closure of its Hanworth dairy, one of the country’s largest glass bottle milk factories...


New guide helps food and drink producers to export goods

Posted on: 22 April 2016

New guidance rolled out to food and drink manufacturers will help existing and would-be exporters to compete in the fiercely competitive global marketplace.


Germany leads the way with “raw” product launches

Posted on: 22 April 2016

Mintel research finds that Germany is taking the European lead in “raw” launches, having introduced one out of 10 “raw” food products in the region in 2015...


The Dairy Council launches new iodine resource

Posted on: 22 April 2016

Three portions of dairy can provide between 90% - 100% of the daily requirement for iodine across the lifespan...

Botanical Food Company

McCormick acquires Botanical Food Company for $114 million

Posted on: 20 April 2016

Botanical Food Company is a privately held company based in Australia that manufactures and sells the Gourmet Garden brand of packaged herbs...

Grupo Bimbo

General Mills divests Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo

Posted on: 20 April 2016

Grupo Bimbo says the acquisition complements its supply in the category of frozen bread that the Company is already manufacturing under the Bertrand brand...

food innovation

ADM celebrates the opening of a new food innovation centre

Posted on: 20 April 2016

Archer Daniels Midland Company is celebrating the opening of the new headquarters of National Foodworks Services (NFS), a local food innovation centre...