News from the frozen food industry in Europe: recent products and sales figures, consumption habits, product innovations from all major markets and sectors.

Mettler-Toledo
News

Mettler-Toledo Introduces the New GC Conveyorized Metal Detection Systems

December 6, 2019

Mettler-Toledo metal detection systems has launched its GC series conveyorized metal detection systems to improve compliance and reduce total cost of ownership. The new systems support frozen food manufacturers’ quality and production objectives by providing, easy to use, modular equipment, which is readily re-configurable to support future requirements. The systems offer a configurable design that […]

Nestlé
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Nestlé Bets on the Plant-based Trend with Two New Launches

December 5, 2019

Nestlé is targeting the booming plant-based category with two fresh arrivals,  Yahoo News writes. Its Digiorno and Stouffer’s brands have unveiled two meatless products: the Digiorno Rising Crust Meatless Supreme pizza and the Stouffer’s Meatless Lasagna. The Italian frozen food options are actually vegetarian because they contain cheese, so they are not suitable for vegans. […]

McCain
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McCain Might Cut 230 Jobs in the UK

December 5, 2019

McCain UK has proposed to cut 230 jobs at its factory in Grantham, according to the Grantham Journal. If the proposal is accepted, the site will continue production with approximately 150 roles ongoing. A spokesperson for the company, who was cited by the report, said that the proposal has been made after an extensive review […]

Quorn
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Quorn CEO to Step Down in 2020

December 5, 2019

Quorn chief executive Kevin Brennan will be stepping down next year, after a 10-year tenure, BusinessLive has reported. He will be succeeded by Marco Bertacca, who was most recently the managing director for the Alaska Milk Corporation for the Philippines. Bertacca will assume the role of Quorn chief executive from January 6, 2020, and will […]

Blockchain
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Blockchain Could Drastically Diminish Food Fraud

December 5, 2019

Blockchain is expected to enable USD31bn in food fraud savings globally by 2024, by immutably tracking food across the supply chain, new data from Juniper Research has shown. The information revealed that blockchain, used with loT sensors and trackers, would reduce retailers’ costs, by streamlining supply chains, offering simpler regulatory compliance and efficient food recall […]

La Lorraine
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La Lorraine Invests EUR12.5m in its Romanian Frozen Bakery Facility

December 5, 2019

Belgian bakery group La Lorraine has invested a further EUR12.5m in its subsidiary’s factory, located in Campia Turzii, Romania, reports local publication Ziarul Financiar. The capital injection sees a new production line being added at the plant, which, so far, has operated four. The fifth addition is dedicated to high-quality rustic bread made with ingredients […]

Charger Logistics
News

Charger Logistics Gains Certified Cold Carrier Status

December 5, 2019

The International Refrigerated Transport Association (IRTA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, has announced that Charger Logistics Inc. is now a Certified Cold Carrier. The Cold Carrier Certification recognizes cold carrier companies that comply with the IRTA Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide. This guide was published to provide information to companies on […]

Hobart
News

Hobart’s Two-Level Washer Bags FSE Tomorrow Award

December 4, 2019

Commercial warewashing specialist Hobart, recently received the FSE Tomorrow Award for its Two-Level Washer. This innovation prize is awarded by Foodservice Equipment News based on a vote of the readers of the industry journal. With 917 of 1440 possible votes, Hobart’s latest innovation came in first in the ranking. The FSE Tomorrow Award distinguishes innovations […]

GEA
News

Sustainability Takes Center Stage at GEA Packaging Event

December 2, 2019

With sustainability increasingly important in food packaging, packaging systems not only need to be efficient, safe and flexible but also conserve energy and resources. GEA product experts demonstrated the technology group’s solutions for this segment during this company’s Packaging Days 2019, staged at the Biedenkopf plant (Germany) in November. Over two days, more than 220 […]

Baked Earth
News

Baked Earth Brand Secures Vegan Society Accreditation

December 2, 2019

Butt Foods’ Baked Earth brand has gained Vegan Society accreditation for its core range of naan and flatbreads. The news comes just in time for Veganuary 2020 when the spotlight falls on plant-based and vegan-friendly food products. The Nottingham-based specialist naan and flatbread baker, which supplies to foodservice customers across the UK, has tweaked its […]

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