Tag Archives: Food


May 8, 2020

What can we expect as manufacturers respond to the coronavirus?

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What can we expect as manufacturers respond to the coronavirus? The communicable disease already has several of the world’s most powerful nations in its grip, and the economic impact of this novel virus is starting to become evident. But what can we expect to see from the manufacturing sector as the battle rages on, and…

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March 25, 2019

Don’t Wing It!

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Tut, tut. What would Colonel Sanders say? A chicken shop running out of chicken and one of the best-known brands in the world now facing reputational damage and ridicule. Picking through the bones of the sad story of KFC, which has left customers hungry, angry and even ringing police stations for help, after swapping distributor…

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January 7, 2019

Litigation is the Flavour of the Day in Food Manufacturing

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Putting some environmental claims behind its product has landed giant ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, in hot water. A consumer advocacy group, The Organic Consumers Association, says Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, is misleading the consumer when it comes to its ‘green’ statements. The association alleges the big-name brand cannot claim commitment to…

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October 29, 2018

Food For Thought When It Comes To Product Recalls

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During 2016/17, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – the food-supply regulator in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – recalled 62 products. During the same period, Scotland’s FSS recalled 82 and the FSA and FSS together issued Allergy Alerts for 88 products. In February 2018 alone, product recalls made food news headlines for a variety of…

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October 15, 2018

Allergen Breaches Can Have Big Repercussions

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Whilst many of us may wish for 15 minutes of fame, an Argyll-based hotel has secured its moment in the spotlight by preparing to serve midge burgers, making use of an abundance of wee insects that it can easily remove from its extermination machines. Midge-coated burgers are being touted as a potentially protein-rich ‘gourmet burger’,…

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August 24, 2018

Get Your Fire Safety Sorted Before Bank Holiday Weekend

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Barbecued and smoked dishes have become all the rage with British consumers, whether they head to the upmarket barbecue-smokehouse eatery on the high street to enjoy them, or buy them direct from a meat and fish smokehouse. The craze for barbecued and smoked food started in the USA, but quickly spread to the UK, which…

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