Princes ploughs £15m into bottled water site

Princes Group is to extend and redevelop its bottled water site in Eden Valley, Cumbria, in a £15m project starting next June., 18 November 2015

Four reasons a sugar tax ‘won’t work’: FDF boss

The near impossibility of imposing a sugar tax was one of four reasons why a tax would not limit sugar consumption or obesity, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general Ian Wright., 18 November 2015

2 Sisters’ new partnership to boost talent and brand

Poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group has partnered with recruitment firm Hudson in a bid to strengthen its brand and provide its business with a ready pool of new talent., 18 November 2015

Industry welcomes EU novel foods revision

The revised European Union novel foods regulation will stimulate innovation and give consumers more sustainable, affordable food choices, says industry trade group

FoodDrinkEurope, 17 November 2015

Consultation: EFSA Strategy 2020

Views are sought on the EFSA's draft strategy covering the next five years. Consultation ends: 20 November 2015.

European Food Safety Authority, 17 November 2015

Free-from food claim guidelines issued by BRC and FDF

New guidance has been introduced for food manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities.

Grocer, 17 November 2015

Salmon leaps ahead of tuna

A new report shows sales of salmon have soared following price cuts by leading supermarkets. Richard Watson, market analyst for seafood authority Seafish, says he expects salmon volumes to overtake tuna by the end of the year.

Times, 17 November 2015

Glanbia buys US protein bar maker for €200m

Irish dairy and ingredients giant Ganbia is acquiring Californian protein bar specialist thinkThin for $217m (€200m), as it boosts its bar presence., 16 November 2015

Moy Park revenue falls in ‘challenging market’

Moy Park, Europe’s largest poultry producer, has posted revenue down by 1% to £350.7m in its third quarter results due to “a challenging market”., 16 November 2015

Findus deal to yield £7m more savings than expected

Nomad Foods’s acquisition of Findus Group’s continental European business will yield approximately £7m more cost-saving synergies than expected, the firm claimed., 16 November 2015

Biocide restrictions cause safety fears

Food manufacturers and retailers are up in arms about changes to EU legislation which threatens the use of factory cleaning chemicals containing biocides and could seriously jeopardise food safety., 13 November 2015

Real good results for Real Good Food Company

Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has posted a £9.3m profit after tax for the six months to 30 September  2015, largely off the back of the sale of its Napier Brown business for £44m., 13 November 2015

Wyke Farms boss busts ‘green costs more’ myth

Wyke Farms boss Rich Clothier wants to bust the myth that “green costs more” by showing how the Somerset cheese maker has managed to make savings., 13 November 2015

Glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, says EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that glyphosate, a herbicide used on food crops, is unlikely to cause cancer and recommends raising safety levels., 13 November 2015

Dairy alternatives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

Global consumption of dairy alternatives is set to rise rapidly driven by Asian-Pacific, according to a recent report., 13 November 2015 
3D printing could be as valuable as internet to food industry

3D printing could one day be as valuable to food manufacturers as the internet and help them reduce costs and energy and save production time, according to an expert in the field., 12 November 2015

Food industry ‘smashes’ its waste target

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers have “smashed” their food and packaging waste target set as part of a voluntary arrangement by grocery think-tank IGD, an Asda boss has revealed., 12 November 2015

Seabrook Crisps profits rise

Seabrook Crisps pre-tax profits increased 60% to £1.83m in the year to 29 March 2015. Sales increased 11% to £27.2m driven by new products and increasing brand awareness ., 16 November 2015

Olive oil probe

A number of leading olive oil brands are being investigated over claims they have been labelling cheap alternatives as the expensive extra virgin variety.

Telegraph, 11 November 2015


Diageo backs entrepreneurs

Diageo is providing backing for entrepreneurs who are creating niche drinks products, emulating the work venture capital-backed accelerators are doing for tech start-ups.

Times, 16 November 2015

Further consolidation likely in wake of AB InBev/SABMiller deal, expert warns

The £71bn takeover of SABMiller by AB InBev is likely to result in further consolidation among the remaining brewers, a leading expert on large-scale mergers has claimed., 13 November 2015