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Individual EU countries will now be allowed to approve or ban the use of GMOs

Scientists welcome EU country ruling on GM

By Michael Stones

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has welcomed a new EU law enabling Member States to decide for themselves whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be approved in their countries.

Innovation deflation: The EU food sector partially blames novel foods laws for an R&D investment level of 1.5% of revenue, compared to 15% for the pharma industry

"As a member of Parliament, I need facts. And I think you, the food industry, have the resources to find those."

MEP defends EU novel foods laws against innovation attacks

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn from the European Parliament in Brussels

The food industry should provide facts if it expects EU decision makers to consider dismantling the controversial novel foods regulation it has long-argued discourages innovation, a UK member of the European Parliament (MEP) said at a workshop in Brussels...

Factory will be fully operational again soon, says Rowe's Cornish Bakers

Fire at Cornish bakery

By Rachel Arthur

Rowe’s Cornish Bakers says its Falmouth factory will be fully operational again in a ‘short space of time,’ after a fire at the facility. 

Seda and Dilly & Wolf launch snacks tub

Seda and Dilly & Wolf launch snacks tub

By Jenny Eagle

Paper cup and container producer, Seda has teamed up with Dilly & Wolf to launch a range of 200ml pots in the UK, which are lined with an aluminium barrier layer to keep snacks fresh. 

Bürkert Roadshow Tour UK & Ireland

All aboard the Bürkert bus!

By Jenny Eagle

For the first time in the UK and Ireland, Bürkert has set off on a four week roadshow to show manufacturers its latest technologies.

KP Snacks has 'recreated' a UK pub in Rio, not far from Copacabana beach, as part of its World Cup 2014 promotional efforts

KP Snacks bags on pub passion during World Cup

By Kacey Culliney

KP Snacks has gone pub-themed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup; recreating a local UK pub in Rio for the games and running a consumer competition fronted by celebrity pub landlord Al Murray.

The ground breaking ceremony took place in Milton Keynes on April 2 and was attended by company executives, the local mayor and council executives

Brioche Pasquier to open first UK bakery

French patisserie specialist Brioche Pasquier has commenced work on its first UK bakery site; set to strengthen the company’s presence in the market, according its CEO.

Chris Sumner.

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Chris Sumner, MD, FANUC UK

By Jenny Eagle

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Chris Sumner, managing director of FANUC UK.

The Union flag packaging will run across three Hovis Soft White brands from April to promote the shift back to British wheat

Hovis back to sourcing British wheat

By Kacey Culliney

Premier Foods has recommenced sourcing British wheat for its Hovis brand but cannot bring back its ‘100% British wheat’ pack claim due to continued uncertainty, it says.

United Biscuits has reformulated its classic baked Mini Cheddars and developed a new chili beef variant

United Biscuits R&D targets impulse channel

 United Biscuits has revamped the cheese flavor of its baked Mini Cheddars snack, developed a new chili beef flavor and added more price marked packs to target impulse buys.

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