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Brexit leaves fragile food manufacturing industry confidence, FDF reveal

Industry news  •  12 October 2016  •  New Food

Concerns are mounting within the UK food and drink manufacturing industry a survey of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members published today reveals…

Barry Callebaut celebrates grand opening of its first chocolate factory in Indonesia

Industry news  •  5 October 2016  •  New Food

New factory to supply chocolate to GarudaFood as it expands with its first chocolate factory in Indonesia in addition to two cocoa factories in Bandung and Makassar…

Global edible insects market: Trends & future prospects

Industry news  •  23 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

The consumption of insects presents one of the most sustainable yet most peculiar modes of meeting the world’s rising food demand…

Robot chefs are here, and they’re cooking lunch

Industry news  •  11 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Join food industry leaders to ponder what food processing will look like at the “Food Manufacturing 2030 Conference” at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach, UK on Thursday 13th October.

SternMaid invests €15 million in a second plant

Industry news  •  12 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

SternMaid has announced that it plans to start construction work on a second production plant for powdered foods and food supplements later this year…

Mars invests £23 million in King’s Lynn manufacturing site

Industry news  •  11 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Mars’ investment means the King’s Lynn site will have new manufacturing capabilities for the manufacture of Uncle Ben’s Ready to Heat Rice…

Phoenix Group expands with new Nottinghamshire storage facility

Industry news  •  29 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Phoenix Group has increased its footprint by 35% with the expansion of a third operating site to support its plans for future growth…

ROHA continues to display incremental growth

Featured news  •  29 June 2016  •  ROHA

As the leading Indian MNC, engaged in Manufacture and Marketing of colors and food ingredients, ROHA has made exciting advances through expansion in 2016…

JDM Food Group reaches £4 million investment milestone

Industry news  •  20 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

A £350,000 storage expansion has taken JDM Food Group’s investment in its Bicker factory past the £4 million mark over the last 24 months…

Coctio ready to deliver bone management solution

Industry news  •  10 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Coctio’s first manufacturing line, where bone remains can be used as raw material for multiple commercial end products, is now completed…

Coca-Cola Enterprises launches research partnership with Cranfield University to unlock the future of sustainable manufacturing

Industry news  •  30 March 2015  •  Victoria White

CCE has launched a new industry research partnership with Cranfield University entitled “Sustainable Manufacturing for the Future”…

Foreign body contamination and the implications for the food manufacturing sector

Issue 2 2014  •  1 May 2014  •  Duncan Goodwin, Director of Technical Services, NSF Supply Chain Assurance Division

‘Foreign body’ is a technical term which refers to any extraneous matter, whether of a physical, chemical or biological nature, found in food. Usually foreign bodies render the food unfit for human consumption. Strictly speaking, ‘physical contamination’ should refer to the addition of extraneous matter to food not directly of biological origin such as paper, paint or glass, but legally the term refers to all contamination of a non-microbial source, including human hair, parts of insects and cleaning fluids and also includes particles of the wrong food such as a butter bean found in a tin of peas. And remember, food includes beverages, bottled water and nutritional and functional products…

£15 million to transform food manufacturing and boost UK economy

Industry news, News  •  14 March 2012  •  Defra

Up to £15 million is on offer to anyone who can come up with ways to transform food manufacturing…

Creating Shared Value in food manufacturing: Nestlé’s experience

Issue 3 2010, Past issues  •  30 June 2010  •  José Lopez, Executive Vice President, Nestlé S.A for Operations & Global Business Excellence

As the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company (CHF 110 billion sales in 2008), Nestlé recognises that for its business to be successful and sustainable in the long term, it must create value for its shareholders and for society. With this, we need to move beyond more ‘generic’ principles of Corporate Social Responsibility and incorporate the convergence of competitiveness and sustainability into our business models.


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