Collaboration to find future food scientists

As part of an investment programme in its microbiology department, Eurofins Food Testing UK has launched a new two-year scheme for microbiology undergraduates at the University of Wolverhampton, designed to develop food scientists of the future. A joint partnership between Eurofins’ HR, the company’s microbiology and quality teams and the university, this scheme will see […]

FDF appoints three chairs

Leaders at McCain, Kellogg’s UK and Coca-Cola GB will be taking on chairmanship of three Food and Drink Federation (FDF) steering groups. Nick Vermont, regional CEO of McCain Foods, has been appointed chair of the Sustainability Steering Group, which provides FDF’s strategic lead on sustainability and environmental issues affecting the wellbeing of the food and […]


‘no one day is typical’

John Moxon, business development director at Clegg Food Projects, predicts growth for the retailers that separate themselves from the ‘pack’, such as Lidl, Aldi and Waitrose, and good things for their supply chains.

Golden oldies

Roots & Wings is taking a trip down memory lane with its sweets collection of old fashioned favourites. Made and individually wrapped by hand in Wales, UK, the collection of sweets includes both boiled sweets and toffees. Using organic ingredients and local produce, the collection includes: Lemon Sherbets: with zesty organic lemon oil Mint Humbugs: with […]

Popcorn collaborations

In addition to its low calorie, own label brand Love Popcorn, the Consett Popcorn Company also produces popcorn for a number of retailers. The company recently worked with snack and hot sauce producer Psycho Juice to create the hottest popcorn in the UK – Dr Burnörium’s Psycho Corn – for its Psycho Snacks range. The […]

Aquajuice makeover

Calypso Soft Drinks, part of Cott Beverages, has updated its pack design for Aquajuice – its range of healthier still water drinks. Following a review of its growing ‘school compliant’ portfolio, the company has launched the new designs to appeal to the foodservice and education sectors. Aquajuice Juicy Water packs have a completely new look […]


Novelty tin

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe has launched a new, novelty shaped tin for the Fox’s biscuit brand Vinnie’s Biscwits Selection range. Designed and manufactured in Crown’s Carlisle, UK plant, the container’s shape follows the contours of Fox’s iconic mascot Vinnie’s head and is designed to capture consumer attention in the retail aisles. Crown’s European […]

Dairy UK’s election manifesto

Dairy UK has launched its manifesto for the British dairy industry, setting out what the industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare for the general election in May. It aims to provide the next government with a blueprint for tackling the major challenges in the dairy sector. To ensure a sustainable and […]

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Ingredients for 2015 success

Low FODMAP diets, increasingly spicy foods and super healthy ‘convenience’ ingredients are set for a surge in popularity in 2015, according to EHL Ingredients. The importer, blender and packer of global food ingredients predicts that manufacturers will look to cater to developing consumer tastes for hotter and spicier ingredients, as well as to health conscious […]

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Taking the biscuit

As a serious biscuit fan I was interested to read the findings of a recent survey which looked at the UK’s biscuit consumption preferences and habits. Commissioned by packaging machinery supplier KernPack, there was a theme running through the top three biscuits of choice: chocolate. The Chocolate Hobnob was revealed as the nation’s favourite biscuit, with […]

Fruit cider launched

Brewer Molson Coors has launched Carling British Cider – Orchard Fruits, the second flavoured version of its original cider product. Jim Shearer, brand director, Carling at Molson Coors UK, comments, “Cider is an exciting category and continues to attract more and more consumers with the fruit cider category registering 30% year on year growth. In […]

SFDF calls for closer collaboration

Businesses and educators must work even closer together to equip Scotland’s future workforce with the right skills if its food and drink industry is to continue to thrive. That was the key message at a Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) reception at the Scottish Parliament last night. Senior representatives from Scotland’s food and drink […]

Technology reduces campylobacter by 90%

Rapid surface chilling (RSC), a new cryogenic technology developed by Bernard Matthews and BOC, could enable the poultry industry and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK to meet their 2015 joint campylobacter reduction target. Campylobacter bacterium is found on the surface of almost all raw chicken and is the most common cause of […]

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