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UK Sales of Halloween Products to Reach £240 Million

UK Sales of Halloween Products to Reach £240 Million

EU Projects Promote the Development of Breads With a Plus on Health

EU Projects Promote the Development of Breads With a Plus on Health

Improved Bakery Production Facilities

Improved Bakery Production Facilities

Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

UK Sales of Halloween Products to Reach £240 Million

UK Sales of Halloween Products to Reach £240 Million

20 October 2014

New research from Mintel reveals that retail sales of Halloween products reached £230 million in 2013 and are expected to grow to around £240 million this year. In 2013, more than two-fifths (43%) of British consumers joined in the festivities by spending on products or services for the occasion and it seems that it is […]

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EU Projects Promote the Development of Breads With a Plus on Health

EU Projects Promote the Development of Breads With a Plus on Health

20 October 2014

As a result of two in-depth EU projects a team of leading European researchers, industry partners and artisan bakeries has developed a range of innovative grain-based raw materials for baked goods with improved nutritional profiles The EU-funded HealthGrain and HealthBread projects set out to develop wheat-based raw materials that would help to improve the nutritional […]

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Improved Bakery Production Facilities

Improved Bakery Production Facilities

20 October 2014

When maintaining a hygienic environment there are many elements to be considered by a contractor before any construction can begin. One of the main elements in the food processing industry is the drainage. Having an inappropriate drainage system in a processing room can lead to a number of problems that directly lead to bacteria build-up […]

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Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

Sweet Hygienic Resin Flooring

20 October 2014

In food production it is vital that the correct flooring is chosen for maximum safety and efficiency around the workplace. The main flooring requirements in the food industry are a balance of durability, cleanability and an anti-slip profile, which all contribute to a safe and hygienic environment. Recently John Lord was commissioned to manufacture and […]

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Doosan Launches New Environmentally-friendly, Cost-effective Forklifts Range

Doosan Launches New Environmentally-friendly, Cost-effective Forklifts Range

20 October 2014

Doosan Industrial Vehicle has launched five new 2.0t to 3.5t capacity forklifts incorporating Doosan’s revolutionary, award-winning G2 diesel engine. By utilising the Doosan G2 engines, the new D20S-7, D25S-7, D30S-7, D33S-7 and D35C-7 models will meet stringent new EU emissions standards without using a costly diesel particulate filter (DPF). They also set new standards for […]

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Arla Foods Acquires Swedish Cheese Business

Arla Foods Acquires Swedish Cheese Business

17 October 2014

Arla Foods in Sweden is acquiring cheese business Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food group Atria. The acquisition is in line with Arla’s strategy to drive its premium cheese segment. The acquisition is subject to approval from the Swedish Competition Authority. Falbygdens Ost has operations in Falköping, where it matures and processes cheese by flavouring and […]

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Produce World Group Forms Strategic Alliance

Produce World Group Forms Strategic Alliance

17 October 2014

UK-based Produce World Group, which is one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high quality fresh vegetables in Europe, has formed a long-term strategic alliance with LFP (Lincolnshire Field Products) which will be one of its largest growing partners for brassicas for the 2015 harvest. It will work in partnership with LFP and […]

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EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed

EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed

17 October 2014

Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture. Feeding the world without damaging the environment the goal of several EU-funded research projects. The EU is investing over €4 billion in research and innovation for a European bioeconomy that […]

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Sales Spice Up For EHL Ingredients

Sales Spice Up For EHL Ingredients

17 October 2014

EHL Ingredients, one of the UK’s leading importers, blenders and packers of natural food ingredients, has reported an increase in sales of hot and spicy chillies for curry dishes as well as its allergen-free curry powder. The company has witnessed an 40% surge in enquiries for bhut jolokia (ghost chilli), scotch bonnet and habanero chillies, […]

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Chilled Coffee Market Gathers NPD Momentum

Chilled Coffee Market Gathers NPD Momentum

16 October 2014

Ready-to-drink (RTD) or iced coffee has been seeing a period of strong product and market activity in recent years. It remains one of the smallest sectors of the soft drinks market in terms of new product activity, accounting for just over 4.2% of global launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to […]

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Nestlé Expands Purina Factory Production

Nestlé Expands Purina Factory Production

16 October 2014

Nestlé Australia has increased production of pet food at its Purina factory in eastern Australia. An additional 100 full-time roles will be created thanks to the two-year investment of SFr54 million (Eur44.8 million) at the Blayney, New South Wales plant. The facility upgrade will mean the factory can produce over 100,000 tonnes of pet food […]

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Symrise Opens Production Site in Madagascar

Symrise Opens Production Site in Madagascar

16 October 2014

Symrise has opened an extraction facility for vanilla and is taking another important step in sustainable vanilla production in Madagascar. The investment at the Benavony site amounted to approximately €3 million. With the plant, every step in the processing of vanilla can now be performed locally on the East African island for the first time. […]

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Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirely From Plant-based, Renewable Materials

Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirely From Plant-based, Renewable Materials

16 October 2014

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has launched the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in […]

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Glanbia Completes Acquisition of Nutrition Brand

Glanbia Completes Acquisition of Nutrition Brand

16 October 2014

Glanbia, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, has completed the acquisition of The Isopure Company for US$153 million (Eur120 million) in cash. Isopure is a US-based provider of premium branded sports nutrition products. The business focuses on powders and ready-to-drink (RTD) formats, primarily through the specialty, internet and direct distribution channels. Isopure generated net […]

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Molson Coors turns beer green with lightweight innovation

15 October 2014

Juggling sustainability with customer expectations is a daily balancing act for brewery firms like Molson Coors. The solution it would seem lies in not in the beer, but the packaging, as Maxine Perella finds out. “I don’t think consumers come to a beer brand for education around sustainability,” Molson Coors’ head of corporate responsibility Debbie […]

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PRESS RELEASE – NEW MICVAC LINE IN JAPAN

15 October 2014

Fujicco – Bästa Deli Fujicco Co. Ltd., one of the leading food producers in Japan, launched products with the Micvac method into the Japanese market in October 2012. Recently, a new line was installed to meet the increasing demand of their chilled ready meals. The brand, Bästa Deli, provides the Japanese market with a high quality range of complete […]

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HPP Tolling opens Republic of Ireland’s first High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in the National Food Park in Dublin

HPP Tolling opens Republic of Ireland’s first High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in the National Food Park in Dublin

14 October 2014

Irish food processors gain convenient access to HPP technology resulting in longer shelf life for products. Food processors in Ireland now have convenient access to High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology with the announcement today (16th October 2014) that HPP Tolling Ltd has opened their first HPP Tolling Station in the National Food Park. (FoodCentral, St. […]

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Finsbury Food Group to Acquire Fletchers Group For £56 Million

Finsbury Food Group to Acquire Fletchers Group For £56 Million

14 October 2014

Finsbury Food Group, which is one of the UK’s leading cake and bread bakery goods manufacturers, has agreed to acquire the Fletchers Group, which supplies morning goods and specialist bread products to leading UK grocery retailers and foodservice customers, for £56 million from private equity firm Vision Capital. The enlarged group will be one of […]

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Production Commences at Chivas Brothers’ New Speyside Malt Whisky Distillery

Production Commences at Chivas Brothers’ New Speyside Malt Whisky Distillery

14 October 2014

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has completed the construction of its new Speyside malt whisky distillery, reinforcing its long term growth prospects in the face of increased global demand for Scotch whisky. The new distillery was commissioned by Chivas Brothers in 2012 with production commencing in October 2014. […]

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CIEH Announces New Food Safety For Logistics Qualification

CIEH Announces New Food Safety For Logistics Qualification

14 October 2014

A new qualification has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) that will benefit anyone working in a logistics business where food is stored, transported or delivered. The Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Logistics can now be delivered by CIEH registered trainers and training centres. This latest qualification in the […]

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Food Businesses Advised to Increase Surveillance on Walnuts as a Potential Fraud

Food Businesses Advised to Increase Surveillance on Walnuts as a Potential Fraud

14 October 2014

Due to heavy rain in walnut growing areas such as Pakistan and Argentina, market prices are up 50% – triggering alarms that nuts could be the next target for food fraud criminals. However, this threat is potentially more dangerous than past cases as companies choosing to fraudulently use peanuts as an alternative to walnuts could […]

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Mid-Calorie Receives Top Marks in CSD Market

Mid-Calorie Receives Top Marks in CSD Market

13 October 2014

The global market for carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) is shifting as it responds to changing consumer lifestyles. Now more than ever before, consumers are keenly interested in health and wellness, while at the same time seeking choice, variety and new flavour experiences. Part of this general trend is a strong consumer desire for naturally-sourced sweeteners […]

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UK Wine Industry Benefits From Food and Drink Renaissance

UK Wine Industry Benefits From Food and Drink Renaissance

13 October 2014

The number of new wine producers in the UK has jumped by 48% in a year, from 31 in 2012/13 to 46 last year, as the UK’s wine industry benefits from the renaissance of the boutique food and drinks market, according to research by The UHY Hacker Young Group. The UK chartered accountants group notes […]

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Nestlé Renews Partnership With Red Cross

Nestlé Renews Partnership With Red Cross

13 October 2014

Nestlé has announced the renewal of a long-standing collaboration between the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), committing to contribute SFr5 million (Eur4 million) over five years to the organisation. Nestlé was the IFRC’s first corporate partner in 2002. Since 2006 the IFRC and Nestlé have been working together with a […]

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Faerch Plast Launches World’s First Ovenable CPET Skin Packs For Meat & Poultry

Faerch Plast Launches World’s First Ovenable CPET Skin Packs For Meat & Poultry

13 October 2014

As part of a long-term growth strategy to increase market share in the meat and poultry sector, Faerch Plast has launched the world’s first ovenable CPET skin pack. Offering significant hygiene benefits, this latest innovation from the European food packaging specialist allows the consumer to place the product directly into the oven or microwave without […]

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Meyn introduces the new standard in breast deboning: the Rapid Plus breast deboner M3.0

11 October 2014

One of today’s market requirements is the need for high flexibility in end products. With the fast changing market demands, this is especially the case in the breast deboning process. Meyn now introduces the 3rd generation Rapid breast deboner: the Rapid Plus breast deboner M3.0. Ranging from the basic version to the most elaborate set-up, the Meyn […]

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Innotaste celebrates ten successful years as a service-oriented distribution partner

10 October 2014

Krefeld, Germany, October 2014 – Since the end of 2004, innotaste GmbH has been firmly established as a distributor of food ingredients that require explanation. Focussing on small and medium-sized food manufacturers, the Krefeld-based enterprise is a distributor and service partner with a difference. The key to the company’s success is its strategy of guaranteeing […]

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Mondelez International Appoints New CFO

Mondelez International Appoints New CFO

10 October 2014

Mondelez International has announced that Brian Gladden, is joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective from December 1. He will succeed David Brearton, who will assume a new role that focuses primarily on the establishment and launch of the joint venture with DE Master Blenders 1753 to form Jacobs Douwe […]

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EU Research Helps Fish Farmers Become More Competitive

EU Research Helps Fish Farmers Become More Competitive

10 October 2014

Aquaculture holds the promise of reducing the need to catch wild fish. Global demand for fish is increasing, putting many species in danger from overfishing. Fish farming, or aquaculture, is taking some of the pressure off these stocks – half of the fish consumed globally is now produced at fish farms. However, more could be […]

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Beara Seafoods Wins Seafood Innovation Award and Silver Medal at Irish Food Awards

Beara Seafoods Wins Seafood Innovation Award and Silver Medal at Irish Food Awards

10 October 2014

Beara Seafoods, established in West Cork by fifth generation local fisherman Ger Lynch, has picked up two accolades at Blas na hÉireann – the Irish Food Awards. The company’s Mussel Bites, developed from a family recipe, were honoured with the 2014 BIM Seafood Innovation Award. The new product also received a Silver Medal in the prepared shellfish category […]

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Loma Systems Wins Packaging & Processing Equipment Manufacturer of the Year 2014 at PPMA Awards

Loma Systems Wins Packaging & Processing Equipment Manufacturer of the Year 2014 at PPMA Awards

10 October 2014

Loma Systems, the global supplier of food industry metal detection, checkweighing and X-ray inspection equipment, was announced as the Processing & Packaging Machinery Manufacturer of the Year at the third annual PPMA Group Industry Awards 2014. Simon Spencer, Loma Systems’ Managing Director comments: “Loma is honoured to have won this award. It reinforces our 45 […]

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HERZA Schokolade at Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 Chocolate pieces enrich bakery products, muesli and ice cream

10 October 2014

Norderstedt, October 2014 – HERZA Schokolade, a specialist in the art of chocolate making for over 90 years, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality chocolate for the processing industry. The applications range from muesli and breakfast cereals through bakery products and pastry goods to dairy products, desserts and ice cream. HERZA […]

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Beverages with natural ingredients and great taste for a well balanced and healthy nutrition

09 October 2014

WILD at Brau Beviale 2014 WILD’s presence at this year’s Brau Beviale is entirely dedicated to tasteful and natural ingredients. With this, the great taste expert is following the continuing consumer desire for natural products. For breweries and producers of non-alcoholic drinks, the company has market-ready concepts in its portfolio that will tap new target groups and […]

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New CEO at Valio

New CEO at Valio

09 October 2014

Finnish dairy group Valio has appointed Executive Vice President Annikka Hurme as CEO as of 6th October 2014. Outgoing CEO Pekka Laaksonen was released from his duties on the same day. As a long-time Valio employee, Annikka Hurme has worked in a variety of positions since joining the company in 1989 and been a member […]

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Volume Sales of UK Pet Food Fall

Volume Sales of UK Pet Food Fall

09 October 2014

British pet owners are buying less pet food, instead choosing to prepare it themselves at home. New research from Mintel reveals that two in five (41%) UK dog owners who buy or prepare their pooch’s food say they provide home made food for their dog. And while Brits lovingly prepare food for their four-legged friends, […]

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“Debt Crisis Was a Values Crisis,” says Nestlé Chief

“Debt Crisis Was a Values Crisis,” says Nestlé Chief

09 October 2014

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke (pictured) says that business must return to its original roots of creating value for society in order to rebuild the trust between companies and societies that was eroded by the global debt crisis. “It will require a combination of holistic thinking, long-term goals and strong and clear values, based on ‘respect': […]

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PureCircle and European Partners Showcase Everyday, ‘Better For You’ Indulgence at HIE 2014

PureCircle and European Partners Showcase Everyday, ‘Better For You’ Indulgence at HIE 2014

09 October 2014

This year, at Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) in Amsterdam 2nd-4th December 2014, leading stevia producers PureCircle – along with European partners Tereos PureCircle Solutions and NP Sweet – will showcase the result of 10 years of continuous stevia research and development for manufacturers to sample. As consumer habits evolve, and high profile stevia launches gain […]

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New Head For Molson Coors UK & Ireland

New Head For Molson Coors UK & Ireland

08 October 2014

Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that Frederic Landtmeters, Chief Commercial Officer, Molson Coors Europe, will take over as Managing Director, Molson Coors UK and Ireland, succeeding Simon Cox who will take on the role of CEO Molson Coors Europe from January 1st 2015. Simon Cox succeeds Mark Hunter who will take over the global […]

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