Red meat sales may be boosted by innovative labels

Red meat sales could be boosted by including more secondary labelling (Flickr/Ernesto Andrade)

Food manufacturers could boost sales by including more information about nutrition and recipes on red meat packaging labels, claims the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Shoppers to spend £20.6bn on food this Christmas, says IGD. Image copyright David Dixon

Food sales to reach £20.6bn over Christmas: IGD

Sumitomo has offered £632M for the acquisition of Fyffes

Banana supplier in £632M takeover deal

Food prices will rise without access to non-UK EU workers, claimed 32 food and drink organisations (Flickr/Rich Girard)

Food prices to rise without access to EU workers

Bakers Basco claimed it was paid £7,000 in compensation from pie maker Andrew Jones Pies

Pie maker ‘hit with £7,000 equipment compensation’

GMB union members criticise 'derisory' pay deal from Tangerine (Flickr/Kevin Botto)

Tangerine faces more strikes after pay row

FDF president elect Gavin Darby set out top twin priorities for his presidency

FDF president elect Gavin Darby sets out priorities

Iceland Foods's row with the Iceland government showed firms must do more to protect their brands (Danrak)

Iceland vs Iceland: Start-ups must protect brands

Ferrero – maker of Ferrero Rocher – completed the acquisition of Delacre (Flickr/Snowshot)

Ferrero completes deal for United Biscuits’ Delacre

Cottage Delight was bought by Vestey Holdings for an undisclosed sum

Cottage Delight acquired by Vestey Holdings

Opportunity North East's new programme will boost the growth of small food and drink firms

Food firms get boost from business growth scheme

Junk food advertising has been banned across all children's media

Children’s ‘junk food’ ad ban hailed by FDF

Cargill has opened an innovation centre in China

Cargill opens China innovation centre

Amazon has opened a 'queue-free' grocery store in the US

Amazon launches zero checkout store

Bird flu threat won't affect Christmas poultry supplies (Flickr/Kevin T. Quinn)

Bird flu threat won’t affect busy Christmas supply

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Business News

Heck! Food is the fastest growing food company in the UK, according to Fast Track

Sausage manufacturer is fastest-growing food firm

Real Good Food posts sales growth despite a volatile market

Real Good Food sales grow despite volatile market

ABF plans to build a new bakery at the former British Sugar site in Bardney. Image courtesy of Alan Murray-Rust

ABF plans new bakery

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World News

Hilton Food Group revealed plans for another food packing plant in Australia

Hilton Food Group plans for new Australian factory

Premier Foods is trialling Loyd Grossman pouched sauces in France

Premier Foods gets saucy in France

Global food prices could be kept low thanks to record-high stocks

‘Record-high’ food stocks keep prices low: Rabobank

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People

Samworth Brothers Ltd has defended its decision to sack an employee

Samworth defends sacking after union backlash

Bakkvor has appointed Simon Burke (left) and Dennis Hennequin (right) as non-executive directors

Bakkavor appoints two non-executive directors

NFU boss Minette Batters warned the UK horticultural sector was particularly dependent on continental labour

Veg sector ‘most at risk’ from Brexit labour shortages

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Regulation

The ASA banned two of Organic Burst's adverts for unauthorised health claims

Regulator bans two ‘superfood’ adverts

New draft legislation for the UK sugar tax was slammed for being 'complex'. Image: Petr Kratochvil

‘Complex’ sugar tax draft slammed

Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government (Iceland Foods/Facebook)

Iceland vs Iceland: frosty talks, as retailer hits back

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NPD

Festive crisps and chocolate pizza lead this month's photogallery

Food and drink new product developments – photogallery

Seven top trends will shape consumer spending next year, predicts Mintel

Top seven Euro trends for 2017 includes sugar tax

A new Australian development could extend the shelf-life of fresh produce. Picture courtesy of Garry Knight – bit.ly/2eRIZVN

Fruit and veg life extended with new chemical coating

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Ingredients

The top four chocolate consumer trends have been revealed (Flickr/Letizia Piatti)

Four chocolate trends to help manufacturers

Food makers need to be more transparent about what’s in their products, Innova’s Kilic claims

Ingredients firms should battle to bust consumer myths: Innova

The Food and Drink Federation said it still opposes the proposed soft drinks levy (Flickr/Catalin Besleaga)

FDF holds anti-soft drinks levy stance despite member apathy

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Manufacturing

Three fire crews were called to a blaze at Fox's Biscuit's factory in Staffordshire (Flickr/Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)

2 Sisters’ Fox’s Biscuits factory fire hospitalises two

Manufacturers could cut energy consumption by 27%, by investing time and money in energy saving techniques

Energy investment would cut food firms’ consumption by 27%

Hazan: ‘I still test all my new product development on my friends and family’

Inside manufacturing: Ramona’s Kitchen

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Food Safety

A bird flu alert has been issued to the UK poultry industry. after its rapid spread on the continent

Poultry industry on ‘devastating’ bird flu alert

Nuts and milk sparked recalls at Asda and Dr Oetker

Food recalls sparked by nuts and milk

Industry insiders are encouraged to use the new Food Crime Confidential to report offences

Food Crime Unit launches confidential hotline

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Packaging

High-speed heat sealing

High-speed heat sealing of grape punnets

Young's opts for simulated newspaper fish packs

Young's opts for simulated newspaper fish packs

Tna's VFFS packaging system

VFFS with labeller and inserter

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Supply Chain

The UK has the most congested roads in Europe (Flickr/jonbgem)

Food firms best at navigating Europe’s busiest roads

The Sawyers lorry wedged under the bridge. Picture courtesy of Banbridge Police's Facebook page

Food truck bridge smash causes traffic chaos

Scottish food and drink firms given £3M investment boost

Scottish government in £3M supply chain boost

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Popular News

Heck! Food is the fastest growing food company in the UK, according to Fast Track

Sausage manufacturer is fastest-growing food firm

Stollen and Panettone were just two of the European food trends in high demand this Christmas

Tesco’s top Christmas food trends get euro flavour

Bakkavor in 310 new staff recruitment drive

Bakkavor to recruit 310 staff after ‘increased demand’

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