Chilled prepared food sector climate change mitigation progress and barriers

The chilled prepared food sector has delivered 21.4% energy reduction against an agreed target of 13.2% during the life of the Climate Change Agreement thus helping some other sectors under the FDF umbrella to meet their targets. Given the sector is a large consumer of energy this represents significant savings and a major contribution to the Governnment and the food industry climate change mitigation programme. Although the sector’s growth has some part to play we believe that chilled food manufacturers have at significant cost to their business made real and tangible changes in the way energy is consumed which has resulted in […]

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Teachers Get a Lesson in Chilling from Food Industry

Eight teachers will get a unique glimpse behind the scenes of one the region’s largest food manufacturers next week, Monday 6 February, to learn more about the production of chilled food.And they plan to take that knowledge back to the classroom to inspire budding food scientists of the future. The visit, to Greencore’s Northampton site, will see the teachers from schools in Northants and Leicestershire* tour the factory floor and meet the teams responsible for producing up to 400,000 sandwiches and wraps every day. They will hear about food hygiene, storage and how new products are developed, giving them an insight into […]

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CHILLED BITES

Nuggets about chilled food, and the industry that produces it, to chew over. It’s fresh – • chilled prepared foods are not kept fresh using preservatives – they rely instead on being kept chilled • most chilled prepared foods are made on the day of despatch to the retailer It’s local – • virtually all chilled prepared foods are made in the UK It’s made by experts –  • The production of chilled prepared foods requires substantial technical competence and maintenance of high standards • CFA members employ 1,000 scientists It’s good for employment –  • Some 25 companies comprise the major […]

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