Addo Food Group COO moves to EDME
Nov07

Addo Food Group COO moves to EDME

Food ingredient company EDME has a new managing director. Mark Hodson was previously chief operating officer (COO) at Addo Food Group which produces chilled savoury products for Wall’s, Bowyers and Pork Farms. His experience in the food industry includes strategic and operational roles with RF Brookes (suppliers to Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut), Geest (now Bakkavor) and Unilever. “The company has been using locally sourced raw...

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Essentia Protein Solutions marks golden anniversary
Oct30

Essentia Protein Solutions marks golden anniversary

West Midlands based ingredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has eyes on future markets as it celebrates 50 years at its Tipton manufacturing base. Originally founded in 1969 as a manufacturer of pork scratchings, the Ramsay Road company has evolved and since 2015 has been known as Essentia Protein Solutions. Today Essentia is a global business specialising in the production of animal proteins for the food industry. Owned by...

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Meat industry reacts to EAT-Lancet report
Jan17

Meat industry reacts to EAT-Lancet report

The newly published EAT-Lancet Commission report states that a ‘radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed’, including a greater than 50% reduction in consuming foods such as red meat. The report claims that feeding 10 billion people a ‘healthy diet’ within safe planetary boundaries for food production by 2050 is both possible and necessary. It also asserts that the universal adoption of a planetary health...

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Food and meat industry salt targets making progress
Dec19

Food and meat industry salt targets making progress

Meat and food industry businesses have achieved ‘mixed progress’, with just over half of all average salt reduction targets met so far, compared to the Governments salt reduction targets as set by Public Health England (PHE), according to a new report. In five out of 11 categories set for the ‘out of home’ eating sector (breaded/battered chicken, pizza, children’s main meals, beef/chicken/roast main meals and sandwiches), at least 75%...

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Premier Foods CEO to step down
Nov14

Premier Foods CEO to step down

Premier Foods, known for supplying popular ingredients used with meat dishes, has announced a new strategic initiative to deal with Brexit fears. It has also confirmed the pending departure of CEO Gavin Darby. In a statement, the company, known for the Bisto, OXO, Loyd Grossman and Paxo brands, has said it intends to stockpile raw materials in the run up to Brexit as fears grow over potential gridlock at UK ports. The firm revealed it...

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Steep duties to be placed on meat in ‘no-deal’ Brexit
Sep27

Steep duties to be placed on meat in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Failing to reach a Brexit deal could cost food retailers and the supply chain £9.3 billion, with meat products facing duties of up to 129%. The new Barclays report, Scale, Disruption and Brexit – a new dawn for UK food supply chains? shows that some products attract ‘specific duties’, which are tariffs levied on a per unit basis; that is, by weight or volume. These duties appear to disproportionately target certain products including...

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