Leatherhead appoints new head of business development & marketing

Leatherhead Food Research has appointed Alice Cadman as head of Business Development & Marketing. She has held a number of senior commercial and marketing roles at United Biscuits and spearheaded their Health & Nutrition programme, resulting in significant reformulations in the savoury snacks and biscuits categories and numerous industry awards for United Biscuits. Leatherhead Food […]


‘Trying new things’

Alan Gundle, managing director of the Mondelēz International Global Science and Technology Research centre in Reading.

AAK’s Rolloff 600 Release Agent improves performance

AAK, the UK manufacturer and supplier of fats and functional ingredients to the bakery sector, has launched a new release agent, which improves productivity and appearance, whilst reducing wastage. Rolloff 600 is a new sprayable release agent which, tests show, can improve productivity by up to 4%. Part of AAK’s successful Rolloff range of release […]

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United Biscuits scoops FDF award

United Biscuits received the top accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, at a ceremony which celebrated the successes and positive contribution of food and drink businesses, held at London’s Vinopolis. The company was commended by FDF president Jim Moseley for its success in exports, for which it also won the Exporter of […]

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New packaging systems for bakery sector

Tisomi Packaging Machinery, a horizontal flowrapping specialist, is targeting the bakery and morning goods sectors with the latest packaging systems that meet the demands of the marketplace by protecting the integrity of goods and offering prolonged shelf life. Many food companies require packaging systems that can safely wrap a whole range of different shaped products […]


Temperature control improves food spraying efficiencies

Temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy has supplied a temperature control solution to Saturn Spraying, a manufacturer of food spraying applications. The equipment will improve on production efficiencies across the business, which is at the forefront of spinning disc spraying technology in the food production industry. The company supplies spraying equipment that enables food producers […]

Oat beta-glucan wins award

DSM’s heart health ingredient OatWell oat beta-glucan has been named one of the most innovative products of the year at the Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) awards 2013. Beta-glucan, a soluble fibre found in oats, is a naturally-derived ingredient that is particularly well-known for its heart health benefits, and also helps to lower cholesterol and […]

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‘Chocolate is in my blood’!

Mondelēz InternatDave Shepherdional’s associate director for research, development and quality Dave Shepherd talks innovation, brand combinations and why he loves the food industry

Grange ups pouch pack productivity

Contract packer Grange Packaging and Distribution is producing pouch packs for Kellogg’s and Fox’s Biscuits, thanks to its new Vegatronic 4000 continuous film motion, VFFS (vertical, form, fill and seal) packaging machine. The high-speed machine from Ilapak is producing snack packs for Fox’s Rocky packs and Kellogg’s cereals. Grange first installed an Ilapak Vegatronic 4000 […]


Crumbs! Students go behind the scenes at top biscuit factory

UK students this week went behind the scenes at United Biscuits’ McVitie’s factory in Manchester – the home of the Jaffa Cake – as part of the See Inside Manufacturing scheme. The government initiative to get young people interested in careers in manufacturing saw students tour the factory and see how brands such as Jaffa […]

Scot a lot of wins

Border Biscuits has scooped the prestigious title of Business of the Year at the 2012 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards. The success completed a double for the Lanarkshire company, which was also recognised for its commitment to developing its employees with the Profiting Through Skills Development award. The night’s second big winner was Katy […]


Biscuit sales breaking in two

Two opposing forces within the sweet biscuits market are at work globally, with the ‘treat’ image driving the premium sector forward, while rising health concerns are raising interest in better-for-you products, according to new research by Innova Market Insights. Chocolate biscuits have been one of the main beneficiaries of rising interest in the treat image […]


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