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The association representing UK flour millers, virtually 100% of the industry

The flour milling industry plays a vital role in the UK. With a £1.25 billion turnover, the industry strengthens the economy and supports Britain's farmers by using predominantly homegrown wheat.  Flour milled in the UK also supplies Britain’s food and supports the nation’s health and wellbeing.  Bread was the most popular item purchased in 2018/19 with Kantar data showing that 99.8% of households buy it; and, among other things, flour provides 37% of the fibre, 35% of the calcium and 31% of the iron in our diet.

Find out more about the work, commitment and skills within the UK flour milling industry that provides quality, nutritious and safe products.

Latest news
Saluti da Ashford! Why Premier Foods is in Vogue in Italy
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Readers of Italian Vogue are about to get the lowdown on life at one of the UK’s leading food producers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Photographs by Zuzana Valla, an improvement technologist at Premier Foods, will appear in next month’s issue of the influential style magazine after she spent three weeks documenting scenes of daily life at the company’s manufacturing plant in Ashford, Kent. An award-winning photographer in her spare time, Zuzana has been with Premier Foods for the last 12 years. For her latest project she was inspired by the efforts of her colleagues to keep team spirit high while maintaining high manufacturing standards during the lockdown. “One of my colleagues suggested that I capture these unusual times in photos and the response from the team has been fantastic,” Zuzana said. “I wanted involve all shifts, so came in on different days and at different times. I sometimes had to wait for people to be free from production to take the portrait pictures, and also came in during the night shift. Hopefully the photographs will help to bring positive vibes to the company, while acting as a reminder to everyone that we are playing an important role at a very difficult time.” Originally from Slovakia, Zuzana has previously exhibited her work in Paris and Iran. Her photographs are also currently being considered for inclusion later this year by The National Portrait Gallery. “Like many of my colleagues I’ve been working onsite throughout the pandemic,” she said. “As a food manufacturer, we were identified by Government as a key industry, so the business put a number of additional measures in place to keep us all safe, incorporating things like social distancing wherever possible, managing the flow of people around site and Perspex screens on the lines where possible. “We are used to following stringent hygiene guidelines already, so we were able to adapt to the new working practices well and this enabled us to stay fully operational. “I am very proud to have been part of a great team that has helped to keep the nation fed throughout the pandemic. The popularity of our flour and baking products shows that the country has really enjoyed getting back to baking too, which has been brilliant to see.”  Simon Ellmore, factory general manager for Premier Foods, said: "Zuzana's project really demonstrates how well our colleagues at Ashford are pulling together, as well as showing the pride we have in being part of a team that's helping to feed the nation.” The full portfolio of images can be seen on Zuzana's website.  
Morton's comes to the aid of Riah's homebaking empire
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When little Riah Totten decided to bake some scones to cheer up her neighbours during lockdown, she never imagined her touching gesture would turn into a full-time occupation. But such has been the demand, the eight-year-old now supplies over 700 home-baked scones a week to people in her community, including key workers, pensioners and families using food banks. The youngster makes all her scones in her mum’s kitchen – and when Belfast millers Mortons Flour heard about her amazing efforts, they agreed to supply Riah with 160 packets of self-raising flour to ensure she wouldn’t run out of ingredients. Mortons had been contacted by the Belvoir ASD Family Support Group, a local club which helps parents of autistic children. Riah has been attending the club for two years, and founder Allison Breadon says she’s not surprised at how her home-baking has taken off. “Riah is always trying to please people, and when the lockdown started in March she decided to bake a few scones for people on her street. They proved so popular she was soon sending them to local care homes and food banks, and began regular deliveries to key workers in south Belfast. “In April we asked Mortons if they could help out, and we were absolutely thrilled when they agreed to supply her with all the self-raising flour she could need. “Riah absolutely loves baking and she does everything herself. That said, she’s happy to let her mum tidy up the kitchen afterwards!” Mortons Flour have become synonymous with traditional home-style baking since being established in Ballymena in 1835. “Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, Mortons Flour were contacted by a number of individuals who were supporting their local communities by baking breads, scones and other staples. We are always on the lookout to help our local community where possible and we were delighted to be able to help Riah ASD continue in her incredible baking efforts along with a number of other community volunteers through such challenging times.” Ciaran Harkin, CEO Mortons Flour