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This section covers latest news & events for BFFF and the industry and also the Federation’s commercial activities and events such as the Dinner Dance and Annual Luncheon as well as highlighting important dates for your diary.

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Cold store extension ready for business The £4 million extension to frozen fruit and vegetable specialist Ardo UK’s state-of-the-art cold store at Charing, near Ashford in Kent has been formally opened and is ready for business. The 16,826 sq ft new cold store features new loading docks able to accommodate double-decker trailers, space-efficient mobile racking […]

Icefresh Foods crowned winner in Quality Food Awards Icefresh Foods, specialists in developing licensed desserts and own label products, is celebrating after being crowned as winner in the prestigious Quality Food Awards, held on 13th November at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Renowned throughout the industry for their rigorous and stringent judging process, the […]

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HOLLAND’S GUINNESS®COLLECTION Holland’s add two new additions to its range A meeting of masters, Holland’s, one of the UK’s best-known producers of pies and pastries for over 160 years, and GUINNESS®, the number one stout in the world*, have joined forces to bring fans of its original Steak & GUINNESSTM Pie, which launched earlier this year, two NEW Steak & GUINNESSTM creations; […]

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Food producers urged to sign up to free product specification database Manufacturers are being urged to contribute to a free database used by foodservice wholesalers ahead of changes to the way food information is displayed. As part of new food information regulations from the European Union (Regulation EU No 1169/2011), manufacturers and caterers will be […]

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BELECTRIC UK are proud to announce that their Lakeside Energy from Waste project in Berkshire has won the ‘Commercial Rooftop Installation’ Award at the Solar UK Industry Awards 2014. Lakeside Energy from Waste is a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor. Situated close to Heathrow Terminal 5, the facility consumes 410,000 tonnes of […]

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BRF Europe Launch ‘Perfect For Eating In’ Chicken Strips BRF Europe has extended its ‘Perfect For Eating In’ range with the launch of new premium quality, ready-cooked frozen Chicken Strips, which are available in two popular flavours – ‘Tikka Chicken’ and ‘Plain’. Steam-cooked for extra succulence, these skinless and boneless Grade A chicken breast Strips […]

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Oakland International appointment set to deliver on HR strategy   Specialist UK food distributor in the supply chain arena, Oakland International, has confirmed the appointment of Cory Winstanley to the role of Head of Human Resources, joining Oakland’s senior management team to oversee and develop HR functionality to meet future growth. Joining Oakland in September […]

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Consumers Hungry for Gluten-Free A staggering 73% of consumers don’t think operators do enough to cater for gluten intolerances, despite the fact that 42% would expect to pay more for a gluten-free dish on a menu, a recent survey has found. The latest research* also revealed that 18-34 year olds are the group most likely […]

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