Technology to beef up Scottish meat appeal

Scotland will lead the rest of the world in predicting the eating quality of cuts of meat, say the organisers of a new project. Meat processors there will be offered groundbreaking technology that, for the first time, will allow them to accurately measure the different factors, such as tenderness, colour and fat levels, that contribute […]

US company acquires UK oven manufacturer

US industrial food processing supplier JBT FoodTech has acquired Double D Food Engineering – a UK designer and manufacturer of custom-built ovens and cookers – for an undisclosed sum. “Double D provides cooking technologies that complement and extend our product portfolio of ovens, says Torbjorn Arvidsson, of JBT FoodTech’s Food Solutions and Services Division.“We are […]

Ready to heat and eat porridge

As news reports highlight the frightening statistics that Scotland has the second highest level of obesity in the developed world, Strathmore Foods, based in Forfar has created the first Scottish made ready to heat and eat porridge on the market. True to the brand’s identity of ‘traditional Scottish meals made for today’Strathmore has launched McIntosh […]


Potatoes set to go upmarket

Branston Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of quality fresh potatoes, has launched The Real Potato Co, an innovative direct to consumer brand set to shake up the UK potato category with its range of new varieties. The Real Potato Co will initially launch within 250 Tesco stores around the country with two exclusive varieties of […]

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Spirits loved more abroad than at home

Scotland and France are two countries with three noble spirits of international renown, but home consumption of all three spirits is languishing. The reversal of tradition is revealed in research commissioned by Vinexpo, the world’s biggest wine and spirit exhibition. Contrarily, by 2010 the French will drink more Scotch Whisky than the British, while the […]

Please refrain from smoking

The impact of the smoking ban – due to come into effect in England on 1 July 2007 – may not be as devastating as first thought. Whilst the fact that more than 50% of regular users of pubs are smokers is certainly a cause for worry, the bans do not seem to affect trade […]

Halewood splashes out on fortified wines

Emva and Eldorado fortified wines have been sold to Halewood International, for undisclosed amounts. Emva is a full-bodied, rich wine from a sixth generation winery in Cyprus. Produced from black Mavro and white Xiniseri grapes, it is matured for three years in oak barrels. Already stocked by several major supermarkets, the Emva brand will be […]

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