Cold Chain Federation – Covid-19 Update 17/04/20.

Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of the Cold Chain Federation says: “With frozen and chilled food products still coming into store at a high rate but demand all but gone for many usual customers such as food service, schools and airlines, cold stores are now starting to fill up. We predict that they will be full […]

Food Logistics Names Eric Prieur As Its 2020 “Champion Of The Year”.

Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Eric Prieur, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems’ former director of Cold Chain Sustainability, as its 2020 Champion of the year. The award was given posthumously in remembrance of Prieur and in recognition of his […]

Aviko Partners With Flipdish To Help Operators Get Delivery Ready.

Aviko Foodservice has joined forces with online ordering service Flipdish for an exclusive deal that will allow operators to create an online presence for their takeaway offering and get delivery ready. Through this new partnership with Flipdish, Aviko Foodservice is offering its customers the chance to showcase their delivery service online with an exclusive package […]

Cibus Analytical Raises £570,000 Seed Funding Ahead Of Launching New Food Fraud Testing Service.

Belfast-based food testing specialist Cibus Analytical has today announced the successful completion of a £570,000 seed funding round which will be used to help tackle food contamination and adulteration. The company develops innovative methods to test for food safety vulnerabilities, ensuring authenticity of ingredients across the food supply chain. The funding round has been led […]

Birds Eye Introduces New Comms Campaign: So, What’s For Tea?

In response to the UK lockdown, Birds Eye is set to launch an updated communications approach tomorrow (Tuesday 7th April). Titled “So, what’s for tea?”, the new campaign will run in place of the original through-the-line activity and will provide families with ideas for teatimes as well as for playtime, family time and downtime. Sarah […]

Versatility Of Custom-Built Flower Trailers Help Grow Freshlinc’s Chilled Food Distribution Capacity.

Ten Schmitz Cargobull reefers originally specified by FreshLinc to transport air freight flowers have been redeployed to support peak demand for chilled food distribution. The custom-built assets, co-designed by the manufacturer and FreshLinc, incorporate a Hydraroll Trailerloda rollerbed system – ideal for ensuring the quick and safe loading of air cargo containers containing fresh flowers […]

Cold Chain Federation Covid-19 update 03/04/2020.

Overview – After the rush of demand in March, the cold chain is now seeing the next phase of the impacts of restrictions.– Although parts of the food chain are still very busy (notably home deliveries), large swathes of the food business are in hibernation and this means significantly reduced demand for many cold chain […]

Goodfella’s Bolsters Vegan Range With First Frozen Plant Protein Pizza.

Goodfella’s, the brand leader in the frozen pizza vegan and dietary market[1], has launched a new stone baked Meatless Mediterranean pizza (MRSP £2.50) that will become the UK’s first frozen vegan pizza product to feature plant protein. Launching in April, the pizza is approved by the Vegan Society and aims to tap into the UK […]

BFFF, FWD And PTF Act To Avert Massive Food Waste Problem.

Three food industry trade federations have today (30 March) launched a programme to prevent millions of pounds worth of food needlessly going to waste. The British Frozen Food, Wholesale Distributors’ and Provision Trade Federations, have launched an online platform to collate data on stock such as cheese, yoghurt, cooked meats, fruit juices and other short […]

Demand Increases For Temperature And Time Indicators.

Timestrip is experiencing increased demand for its ‘smart indicator’ technology as the coronavirus outbreak triggers major testing programmes and renewed hygiene measures across the world. Timestrip’s range of chemical-based indicators monitor temperature or time, and provide clear indications when a specified condition is met. Laboratories carrying out COVID-19 testing must follow guidelines from the World […]