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Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

    Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Don Julio Tequila and Guinness, has trialed paper-based packaging for Baileys, the Original Irish Cream Liqueur. In partnership with PA Consulting, as

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PepsiCo invests £8 million in Lincolnshire factory to meet soaring demand for Pipers Crisps

    PepsiCo invests £8 million in Lincolnshire factory to meet soaring demand for Pipers Crisps

PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, has today announced an £8 million investment in its Pipers Crisps manufacturing site in Brigg, Lincolnshire, to meet growing demand

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Deposit Return Scheme surpasses 20 million drinks containers collected since launch

    Deposit Return Scheme surpasses 20 million drinks containers collected since launch

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Re-turn, has achieved a significant milestone, collecting over 20 million drinks containers since its inception on February 1. This achievement was reached on March 29. Re-turn recorded

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Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

    Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

75% of the electricity now being used to make Britvic soft drinks in Great Britain – from Fruit Shoot to Tango, Robinsons to J2O – is coming from a 160-acre

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded Origin Green Membership

    Ahascragh Distillery awarded Origin Green Membership

Ahascragh Distillery has been recognised as a verified member of  Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme. The membership further highlights the distillery’s  commitment to sustainable practices and

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£15.6 million boost for low-emission food production systems in the UK

    £15.6 million boost for low-emission food production systems in the UK

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are set to invest £15.6 million in 32 projects as part of the novel low-emission food production systems competition.

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

    Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. Gold Membership is given to companies, which

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

    Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

Ahascragh Distillery has taken home a prestigious award for the Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy at the 2023 Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Awards. This accolade recognises the founders  dedication

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70-80Mha of additional cropland is required by 2030 to sustain the world’s demand for food, feed, fuel and natural capital

    70-80Mha of additional cropland is required by 2030 to sustain the world’s demand for food, feed, fuel and natural capital

McKinsey & Company has released its latest insight on catalyzing a sustainable land use transition, revealing that 70-80Mha of additional cropland, equivalent to all of Brazil’s[i] cropland or 3x Tanzania’s[ii], will be

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

    Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial economic contribution, global market potential, and commitment to sustainable practices

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FoodCloud secures Enterprise Ireland R&D support to accelerate the impact of food redistribution and cut food waste at scale

    FoodCloud secures Enterprise Ireland R&D support to accelerate the impact of food redistribution and cut food waste at scale

FoodCloud, a tech-based social enterprise which redistributes food which would otherwise end up as waste, has been awarded more than €500,000 research and development (R&D) funding from Enterprise Ireland’s Agile Innovation Fund to

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61% of Irish Food & Agribusiness SMEs say finding the right team is one of the biggest hurdles to growth

    61% of Irish Food & Agribusiness SMEs say finding the right team is one of the biggest hurdles to growth

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food, and agribusiness specialist professional services firm and a top 10 accountancy firm, has published its sixth annual Food and Agribusiness Report 2023 – the only report

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Müller trials zero-emission HGV refrigeration

    Müller trials zero-emission HGV refrigeration

Müller Milk & Ingredients, which produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter, milk drinks and ingredients products and boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout

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Sustainability takes centre stage in Ireland’s On Premise

    Sustainability takes centre stage in Ireland’s On Premise

Sustainability and ethical practices have become key elements of consumers’ decision-making in Ireland—with crucial consequences for on premise businesses. According to CGA by NIQ’s ‘2023 Consumer Insights Report’, two in three adults

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Arla Foods starts to pays out monthly incentive to owners rewarding climate and sustainability activities on farm

    Arla Foods starts to pays out monthly incentive to owners rewarding climate and sustainability activities on farm

For the first time, Arla Foods has paid out a monthly incentive to its farmer owners’ milk price rewarding climate activities and other sustainability efforts being made on their farms,

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IMPRESS: An EU Project building zero-waste, sustainable aquatic food value chains

    IMPRESS: An EU Project building zero-waste, sustainable aquatic food value chains

IMPRESS is an industry driven project, based on sound science and centred around the EU Bioeconomy and Blue Growth strategies, striving to promote sustainable and zero-waste production and consumption. The

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Britvic signs exclusive solar power agreement with Atrato Onsite Energy

    Britvic signs exclusive solar power agreement with Atrato Onsite Energy

Britvic, the FTSE 250 global soft drinks business, has partnered with Atrato Onsite Energy, a leading solar energy provider, to deliver clean energy to Britvic via an innovative 10-year Power

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Scotch whisky industry releases Water Stewardship Framework

    Scotch whisky industry releases Water Stewardship Framework

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published a Water Stewardship Framework, offering research-based guidance for the Scotch Whisky industry as it works to improve efficiency and make reductions in its

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Bakkavor makes progress on its carbon, food waste and sustainable sourcing targets

    Bakkavor makes progress on its carbon, food waste and sustainable sourcing targets

Bakkavor, the UK’s leading producer of fresh prepared food, is making progress on its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and food waste, as well as defining a roadmap to ensure

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Made Smarter whitepaper to accelerate food and beverage manufacturers to net zero

    Made Smarter whitepaper to accelerate food and beverage manufacturers to net zero

Made Smarter has launched a whitepaper to help SME food and beverage manufacturers accelerate their net zero plans. ‘Decarbonisation through Digitalisation: manufacturing made smarter and greener with technology’ is a

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Seafish unveils five-year Corporate Plan

    Seafish unveils five-year Corporate Plan

Seafish, the public body supporting the UK seafood industry, has launched its Corporate Plan 2023-2028. This strategic roadmap reflects the organisation’s vision for a thriving seafood sector and its ambition

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Biopax to invest £47 million in Belfast with revolutionary green packaging business

    Biopax to invest £47 million in Belfast with revolutionary green packaging business

A new £47 million factory in West Belfast is set to revolutionise the FMCG and Foodservice packaging and labelling market with certified green solutions using the latest European, US and

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Growing the food sector: UK-Canada partnership to yield greater innovation

    Growing the food sector: UK-Canada partnership to yield greater innovation

Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, has announced a new bilateral partnership with Protein Industries Canada (PIC), looking to

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Nestlé inaugurates new research institute aimed at supporting sustainable food systems

    Nestlé inaugurates new research institute aimed at supporting sustainable food systems

Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Agricultural Sciences to help advance sustainable food systems by delivering science-based solutions in

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£8 million project to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by 50% at London factory

    £8 million project to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by 50% at London factory

Leading soft drinks business, Britvic, is redoubling its efforts to cut carbon emissions and save energy – with £8 million

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Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland launch Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry

    Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland launch Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry

Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland have launched the Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish

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Ballygowan mineral water to be produced using 100% renewable electricity harnessed from wind energy

    Ballygowan mineral water to be produced using 100% renewable electricity harnessed from wind energy

Britvic Ireland and Flogas Enterprise have announced a new Customer Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) that will ensure that Ballygowan,

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New Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular is at the Forefront of Reliability, Scalability, and Simplicity

    New Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular is at the Forefront of Reliability, Scalability, and Simplicity

Modular design with Live Swap feature for small and medium size data centres and business-critical applications.  3-Phase 50-250 kW (400V)

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Meeting retailers’ metal detection testing requirements

    Meeting retailers’ metal detection testing requirements

By Rob Stevens, Market Manager, Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection Retailers are increasingly including the requirement that food suppliers be able

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New Heatmap highlights the biggest opportunities for action in supermarket packaging

    New Heatmap highlights the biggest opportunities for action in supermarket packaging

As part of the food and consumer goods industry’s shared ambition to halve the environmental impact of the UK packaging

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ActionZero announces €3 million partnership with Dunbia

    ActionZero announces €3 million partnership with Dunbia

Irish-owned climate technology company ActionZero has announced a new partnership with one of Europe’s leading food companies. The Cork-based company

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Irish seafood has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any produce in Ireland

    Irish seafood has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any produce in Ireland

A new study by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) – the State agency that supports development of the seafood sector in

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Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X- ray Inspection

    Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X-  ray Inspection

Live event scheduled 9th March 2023 will discuss the damaging nature of glass-in-glass contamination for food manufacturers and how x-ray

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Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

    Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a deposit return scheme will be established across England, Wales and

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Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

    Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

Dawn Meats has announced a substantial new plan which will see the Irish meat processor target Net Zero operational emissions

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Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

    Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

Following a series of successful trials, Müller Milk & Ingredients has started switching its coloured milk bottle caps to clear,

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through

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New appointment to lead the development of organic sector in Bord Bia

    New appointment to lead the development of organic sector in Bord Bia

Bord Bia has appointed Emmet Doyle, from Cork city, as the first Bord Bia Organic Sector Manager. This is the

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Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

    Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

Nearly 50% of food and drink manufacturers have cut or paused investment projects as they face the toughest trading conditions

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Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

    Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

Ballygowan, Ireland’s number one water brand, part of Britvic Ireland, has been announced as the Official Water Partner of Irish

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Clearly Drinks reaches key environmental milestone

    Clearly Drinks reaches key environmental milestone

UK soft drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks, has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its environmental strategy, achieving

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Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

    Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in

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Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

    Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when

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Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

    Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

Müller Milk & Ingredients is to remove 500 tonnes of virgin plastic from its annual production of cream pots by

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Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

    Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

The Irish government recently announced ambitious new sectoral emissions ceilings, setting Ireland on a pathway to turn the tide on

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector

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Leo Varadkar Opens C&C Group’s New Sustainability Project at Bulmers Cider Manufacturing Facility in Clonmel

    Leo Varadkar Opens C&C Group’s New Sustainability Project at Bulmers Cider Manufacturing Facility in Clonmel

This project forms part of C&C Group’s broader ESG strategy and commitment to delivering to a better world. The Bulmers

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Government Opens Second Call Under €100m Brexit Response Scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Government Opens Second Call Under €100m Brexit Response Scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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Guinness Embarks on Regenerative Agriculture Pilot

    Guinness Embarks on Regenerative Agriculture Pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative

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Ministers Announce The Commencement of Horticultural Exceptional Payment Scheme

    Ministers Announce The Commencement of Horticultural Exceptional Payment Scheme

Ministers announce the commencement of payments to horticultural growers under the Horticultural Exceptional Payment Scheme Minister for Agriculture, Food and

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Seafood Futures

    Seafood Futures

Bord Bia’s recently launched study, Seafood Futures: Four Marketplaces of Tomorrow explores what viable strategic choices will create the next

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

    Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge,

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero.

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Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

    Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

Irish Distillers will invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery in County Cork over the next four years to deliver

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