Students ‘see inside’ food and drink manufacturing

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced that over 1,600 students, teachers and careers advisors will see behind the scenes of some of Britain’s top food and drink manufacturing companies during October as part of the ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ (SIM) programme. SIM is a programme run by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills […]


Noise levels reduced at spice blending plant

Vacuum and low pressure pump specialist Busch (UK) has helped to reduce noise levels for specialist food manufacturer AB World Foods. A key requirement for the company was to reduce noise levels from its existing vacuum pump equipment used in the spice blending plant at its facility in Leigh, UK, which predominantly manufactures Patak’s ready-to-use […]

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ENVIRONMENT NEWS: Packaging on the wane

The grocery sector has ended packaging growth in the UK despite a sharp increase in sales. Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Britvic, Mars and Kellogg’s are significant brands working towards cutting food waste and packaging waste. The success is the result of the Courtauld Commitment – a voluntary agreement between WRAP, Defra, the Scottish and Welsh governments and […]


INGREDIENTS NEWS: Cargill launches new jelly ice

Cargill has launched a new jelly ice on a stick concept designed to appeal to both children and adults alike. The unusual texture of the water ice owes to its ‘chewy creamy’ appeal and confection – like mouthfeel to Cargill’s Lygomme FZ 615 functional system. This stabiliser system allows a water ice mixture to be […]

New report notes more product recalls

Marsh, leading risk and insurance services firm, has published a new report “Managing liability in the food and beverage sector” saying that regulators are now faster to withdraw products from the market. The report, which surveyed 232 companies in the food and beverage sector across Europe, drew the conclusion despite noting that food and beverage […]


Britvic launches superfruit limited edition

Leading soft drinks company, Britvic, is bringing a brand new flavour to the fast-growing adult soft drinks category with the launch of a limited edition J2O Orange & Pomegranate flavour. J2O Orange & Pomegranate is the sixth flavour in the J2O suite and is set to further drive adult soft drinks sales over the crucial […]


Tangerine deal creates new confectionery opportunity

Tangerine, the Blackpool-based confectionery firm, has bought the confectionery arm of Burton’s Foods for an undisclosed sum. The deal creates the UK’s largest independent sugar confectionery firm increasing Tangerine’s turnover from around £45 million to nearly £60 million. Commenting on the deal, Tangerine chairman Steven Joseph said,“This is fantastic news for Tangerine, and confirms our […]

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Industry initiative backs government guidelines

Masterfoods, in conjunction with Cadbury Trebor Bassett and the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Association (BCCCA) have joined forces in a major education initiative to help consumers understand better how to enjoy chocolate and confectionery as part of a balanced diet. Enjoy chocolate and sweets as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle. That is […]

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