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Expert View: Frozen Food Is Innovative and Technologically Advanced

April 28, 2016

Innovation was one of the key themes at the British Frozen Food Federation’s annual business conference and exhibition held recently, with many of the speakers highlighting it as a key trait that could benefit the frozen food industry moving forward. By Brian Young, chief executive of British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF); However, there were many […]

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Pinguin Foods Deliver Fresh To Frozen in 150 Minutes Using Bühler Optical Sorting Technology

January 7, 2016

Ever since the first frozen ready meal appeared on supermarket shelves back in the 1950s, frozen food has become increasingly popular with UK consumers as a regular fixture in the weekly grocery shop. Offering the ultimate in convenience, frozen food requires little preparation, minimises waste and offers consumers great value for money. The most popular frozen vegetable in […]

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How to Tackle the UK’s Food Waste Issue

October 29, 2015

47 million tonnes of edible food is wasted annually in the EU and it seems Britain is the worst offender; binning the equivalent of a can of beans per person every day. A study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre found that 16% of all food that reaches consumers is wasted and nearly 80% […]

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Legislation Update – It’s All the Same but Different…

August 27, 2015

Change, they say, is always a good thing.  There is however a point where too much is too much. The food industry may be a case in point.  In recent years, there are very few areas of food regulation left that remain unchanged – perhaps with potentially more far reaching effects than the changes to […]

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Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs & Mushrooms – What’s New on the Aisles?

April 15, 2015

While governments worry about obesity, the majority of shoppers are more concerned about savings when shopping for food.Supermarkets have vowed to add more fruit and vegetables to ready meals, as governments step up the battle to get people eating healthily. Obesity is a huge cost to Britain’s National Health Service, and ministers have finally woken […]

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Grilled And Party Products – Coming Full Circle

February 26, 2015

Currently most ranges of frozen food ranges offer ‘Griddled’ food, with the stripes already enticingly decorating the touched-up packet photos. Familiar names are there, such as Bird’s Eye, and many supermarkets now have their own range – probably own-label from one of the major producers. A name nudging its way into the forefront is Iceland […]

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Coated, Breaded & Wrapped Foods – Demand Remains Reasonably High

October 9, 2014

It wasn’t only football fans who were disappointed at England’s early exit from football’s World Cup, but retailers had been counting on extra sales from families watching TV at home and buying frozen ready-meals to eat whilst sitting on the sofa. They experienced an unwelcome drop in sales when England made an early exit from […]

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Vegetables, Fruit & Green Herbs – Pro-Health and Against Waste

October 9, 2014

A larger number of consumers begin to realize that frozen produce is just as healthy as fresh, so more varieties are now available, and producers offer a larger range, to satisfy increasing demand from health-conscious shoppers Across Europe, numbers of people opting for a vegetarian diet, or part-vegetarian, is rising. However, in Eastern Europe, once […]

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Potato Update – Big News for a Humble Vegetable!

August 27, 2014

For a humble vegetable, potatoes have been making quite a stir recently. For example, one of the UK’s most famous Michelin-starred chefs, Michel Roux Jr., has departed from MasterChef, the popular TV cookery program – and all over potatoes! The BBC suddenly decided to object to a contract Roux, their star chef, has with one […]

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Legislation – EU and the Anti-Competitive Practices in the Food Industry

August 26, 2014

Jonathan Branton and Bróna Heenan of UK law firm DWF discuss recent anti-cartel cases and the European Commission’s intention to investigate anti-competitive practices in the food and agriculture sectors The European Commission’s efforts to combat anti-competitive practices were boosted by the introduction of leniency for whistleblowers. Its Leniency Notices were first adopted in 1996 and […]

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