Ireland's Hibernia Foods is to close one of its ready meals and
cake production facilities in the UK in a bid to improve
profitability. The company expects savings of up to €8 million a
year as a result.
An innovative range of convenience microwavable rice and vegetable
dishes has been successfully launched in France in multi-layer
thermoformed trays supplied by UK packaging manufacturer, RPC
The proposed public debate in the UK into GM crops and food is
becoming a fiasco said environmental campaigners Friends of the
Earth this week after Welsh Rural Affairs Minister Mike German
called for the debate to be delayed until...
Britons are confirmed snack-o-holics, according to a new report
from Datamonitor, meaning that there are excellent growth prospects
for snack makers in this market. And while snack consumption
patterns are different on the Continent,...
Cargill Dry Corn Ingredients, a subsidiary of privately-owned US
agribusiness giant Cargill, continues to make inroads into Europe
with the announcement this week that its €6.05m state-of-the-art
masa flour plant is officially up...
The EU has agreed on legislation to bring an end to the four year
ban on new genetically modified food products being sold in Europe.
MEP's claim the laws will be the strictest in the world, backed up
by comprehensive labelling,...
A UK independent body of experts created to advise authorities on
matters relating to novel foods and novel food processes will hold
an open meeting in November providing the public with a forum to
discuss, among other subjects, genetically...
United Biscuits' management in the UK has finally run out of
patience with staff and unions at its Fontaneda plant in Spain. If
all the parties cannot agree on terms for the relocation of staff
to other UB sites by 15 October,...
The humble egg box is to be given a new look in the UK in an effort
to boost egg sales there and update the product's image. Promoted
by the British Egg Industry Council, the new seven-cup boxes are
designed to encourage consumers...
Packaging group Bunzl, which supplies food packaging to the
European market, is cutting its historic links with the paper
industry, under a deal to offload its paper distribution business
to Australian firm PaperlinX, according to...