Dalehead investment to bring home the bacon

Dalehead Foods has unveiled its refurbished abattoir and production facility in Spalding, UK. The multi-million pound project, part funded by Defra, the EU and in partnership with East Midlands Pork Producers, is the culmination of 18 months’ work. “The refurbishment of our Spalding facility reaffirms Dalehead Foods’ commitment to invest in the British pork industry. […]


Tate & Lyle bid to make ideas easy

Food and beverage ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has launched a new web portal to make it easier for potential partners to submit ideas. The new portal, at, is designed to encourage universities, start-ups and companies specialising in food science to submit proposals aligned with Tate & Lyle’s innovation priorities of sweeteners, texturants and […]

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Food firms urged to work together for slice of government cash

The opportunity for food businesses to make a united bid for a slice of a new £150 million (€184m) government training handout represents a defining moment for the sector, according to Justine Fosh, chief executive of the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink. Competition from other industries for the cash, including retail, will no […]


Prestigious green award for Continuum Recycling

Continuum Recycling – ECO Plastics’ joint venture with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) – has been recognised at the Green Business Awards 2012. Sam Richardson, representing ECO Plastics, and CCE’s Patrick McGuirk accepted the Partnership Award given in recognition of Continuum’s impact on the domestic recycling sector, as well as for the partnership’s ongoing engagement with supply […]

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Coca-Cola fizzing with pride

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) both received accolades at the recent Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards in London. CCE was presented with the top award in the Environmental Leadership category for its initiative to ‘Reduce the carbon footprint of the drink in your hand by a third by 2020’. […]


Revealed: University provider for UK’s first food engineering degree

Sheffield Hallam University has been named as the successful university to partner the UK food and drink industry in the development of the country’s first dedicated food and drink engineering degree. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink made the announcement after a rigorous selection […]

Minister and students get inside information from CCE

The UK Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk, this week joined students from Uxbridge College on a visit to the Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) site in Edmonton to witness the Government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ programme in action. The Minister and students saw inside CCE’s state of the art manufacturing site and met its […]

Univar takes on Turkey for National Starch

Global chemical distributor Univar is to distribute National Starch’s range of speciality starches in Turkey. The deal builds on a 20-year partnership between the two companies that has grown to cover the UK, Ireland, Iberia and the Nordic region. “We have a long-standing relationship with Univar and have always been impressed by the knowledge and […]


Extended warehouse operation open for business

DHL Supply Chain and Unilever have opened their Scottish warehousing operation, marking the end of a 21-month project. The expanded automated high bay facility can now house more than 100,000 pallets, allowing DHL to hold Unilever UK & Ireland’s entire ambient foods line and homecare product range to be housed in a single location. The […]


Cargill expands sustainable cocoa scheme

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business – in cooperation with the Ghana Cocoa Board – is expanding its sustainable cocoa program with the launch of a four-year commitment to farmer training in Ghana. The training will be delivered in partnership with Ghanaian-licensed cocoa buying company Akuafo Adamfo and the non-governmental organization Solidaridad West Africa. The aim […]

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Flavour Forecast identifies global trends

Herbs and spices firm Schwartz for Chef, in partnership with parent company McCormick, has just released its Global Flavour Forecast that, it says, pinpoints common trends and flavours driving culinary innovation across the world. An international panel of chefs, sensory scientists, trend trackers, marketing experts and food technologists collaborated to identify the trends and flavours. […]


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