Included in this issue: Bakkavor: trading conditions to 'remain challenging'; FDF appoints Chief Scientific Officer; Preferences for homemade are 'a threat' to baby food manufacturers: Mintel; and more...
Bakkavor: trading conditions to 'remain challenging'
Bakkavor expects trading conditions to remain "challenging" in the coming months, as it reported revenues up 1.4% to £415.8m for the first quarter ended 26 March 2016.
Foodmanufacture.co.uk, 12 May 2016
FDF appoints Chief Scientific Officer
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have appointed Helen Munday as Chief Scientific Officer. The appointment is set to commence in early summer 2016.
Food and Drink Federation, 11 May 2016
Preferences for homemade are 'a threat' to baby food manufacturers: Mintel
Sales of UK baby food have taken a hit a hit as 83% of parents opt for homemade food, according to Mintel data - but premium-positioned products and adult-friendly flavours could be a beacon of light, it says.
Foodnavigator.com, 10 May 2016
Karro 'fully transformed' after turnaround
Karro Food Group, the pork supplier, claims it has "fully transformed" its business, after years of turnaround.
Foodmanufacture.co.uk, 10 May 2016
Bread sales fall
Sales of loaves of bread are down by 50m in supermarkets over the past year despite its falling price, the price of an average loaf fell from 98p to 90p in 2015.
Guardian, 9 May 2016
Global food system 'is not sustainable'
The world faces devastating climate change consequences, unless we radically alter our food system, a leading environmentalist has warned.
Foodmanufacture.co.uk, 6 May 2016
FSA Board meeting:18 May 2016
The agenda includes items on: FSA Triennial Review of six Scientific Advisory Committees and the publication of final report and an update on progress and the next steps from the National Food Crime Unit.
Food Standards Agency, 5 May 2016
Premier Foods formalises deal with Nissin
Premier Foods and Nissin Foods Holdings Company have entered into a relationship agreement on terms and conditions, following the announcement by US spices firm McCormick that it was withdrawing its takeover bid for Premier last month.
Foodmanufacture.co.uk, 4 May 2016
Overfishing of tuna puts industry at risk
A report by Pew Charitable Trust warns of the risks to the global economy from overfishing tuna. It calls for the introduction of regulations and enforcement of the rules worldwide to stop tuna being overfished.
Guardian, 2 May 2016
£39m sale of sausage casing manufacturer
Sausage casings manufacturer Kalle has been sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), with a sale price understood to be for £350m to £390m.
Foodmanufacture.co.uk, 29 April 2016
TTIP – a nail in the coffin for EU food producers?
The big winners of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will be the corporate food giants and US factory farms with European producers set to lose the most, according to Friends of the Earth. "Entire sectors are at risk as cheaper imports flood the market," it says.
Foodnavigator.com, 29 April 2016
German court rules against 'vegan cheese' - but what should plant-based alternatives be called?
If it's not made from animal milk it can't be called cheese, a German court has ruled in a case against a 'vegan cheese' manufacturer. But when consumers' point of reference for a product is a protected name - even if they are looking for its plant-based alternative - are they and manufacturers at a disadvantage?
Foodnavigator.com, 29 April 2016
Call for applications for European Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste
The European Commission is to establish a platform dedicated to food waste prevention which aims to support: the defining of measures needed to prevent food waste; sharing best practice; and evaluating progress. The deadline for applications is: 27 May 2016.
European Commission, 28 April 2016
C&C agrees partnership with Mahou San Miguel
C&C Group, the parent company of Tennent's lager, has agreed a deal to brew and distribute the brand in India as it focuses on expanding the brand internationally.
Scotsman, 11 May 2016
Brexit could cost Scotch whisky industry £1bn: SWA
A UK decision to quit the EU would cost the Scotch whisky industry more than £1bn in lost exports and over 40,000 jobs, warns the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
Foodmanufacture.co.uk, 9 May 2016