Integrated Food Project’s joint-managing director, Matt Carr, recently featured in the September edition of FoodBev magazine, explaining why now is the time for food and beverage manufacturers to build up their sustainability and environmental credentials.

In the article, Matt explained that shifting consumer trends are driving purchasing decisions to be made on purpose, rather than price. Matt thinks that the environmental credentials of food and drink products will become a “license to operate” for food manufacturers in the near future.

Writing for FoodBev, Matt said:

“We are quickly nearing a time when sustainability will no longer be a badge worn by a relatively small group of operators offering a differentiator in the market. It will no longer be a ‘box ticking’ exercise for boardrooms to adhere to.

“The carbon impact of the food and drink manufacturing process will be an integral element of their product’s offering – along with things such as nutritional value and quality of goods. Those that fail to act will be left behind by consumers which, is evolving at an increasing rate.”

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Integrated Food Projects have partnered with Kettleby Foods on a number of high-profile multi-million pound capital projects since 2003/4, helping the business to develop and grow. Throughout that time they have provided cost-effective and efficient solutions on development projects both at our existing ready meals production facility and also in creating a new satellite facility. The projects at our existing facility were managed without impact on our ability to service our own clients, and all projects have been delivered within budget, in a timely fashion and to the requisite standards of safety and quality. Their team work ethos and professional approach ensure successful projects and I would utilise Integrated Food Projects in the future without hesitation.

- Jarrod Thorndyke, Production Director

I have worked with Integrated Food Projects on many capital expenditure projects since 2004, the latest being the development of the new plot of land adjacent to our main site. They successfully employed a project delivery process to ensure the integration of a leased modular building solution with the development of the site infrastructure to improve logistics and Health and Safety. Their staff are always positive and enthusiastic and have fostered a team-work approach ensuring another successful project delivered. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.

- Engineering Manager, Major UK Ready Meals Manufacturer