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Premier Foods safety inspector death fall ‘accidental’

The death of a safety inspector who fell head-first into a Premier Foods gravy-making machine was ruled accidental, according to a two-day inquest.

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Boparan boss blames profit fall on tough market

Boparan boss Ranjit Singh – ceo of the 2 Sisters Food group – has blamed the firm’s nearly £7M fall in like-for-like (LFL) operating profit on tough trading conditions.

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Asda boss to lead IGD in New Year

Asda boss Andy Clarke will become president of grocery think-tank IGD on  January 1 2015.

Sugar row hits Real Good Food Company

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has blamed its row with British Sugar for its half-year loss and has referred the dispute to the European competition authorities.

Repetitive jobs causing illness on shop floor

Rising levels of work-related ill health are causing increasing concern to those involved with improving the safety of people in the workplace.

Top 10 food ingredients, health & nutrition stories

Reduced sperm counts, dementia risks and the top food and drink trends for 2015 are just three of the 10 most read stories from Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition (FIHN) this year.

2 Sisters Food Group slammed for supplier letter

2 Sisters Food Group faces criticism from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed a letter to suppliers claiming they could wait over four months for payments.

Sugary drinks tax slammed by nutritionist

Renewed calls to attack health problems by taxing sugary drinks have been slammed by a leading nutritionist, who claims cutting portion sizes and sugar content and tackling irresponsible retail promotions would be better.

More Britons eat up their fresh fruit and veg: Mintel

British consumers are eating more fruit and vegetables and becoming increasingly critical of retailers who waste food, reveals new research by Mintel.

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Food manufacturers should be on TV: DEFRA

Food manufacturing should be on TV: DEFRA

TV programme makers should feature food and drink manufacturing – Britain’s largest manufacturing sector – in their...

Grocery market returns to growth, says Kantar

Pre-Christmas sales show Aldi, Lidl stay strong

The grocery market returned to growth in the 12 weeks to the end of December 7, with...

Premier Foods admits mistakes over pay-to-stay

Premier Foods admits mistakes over pay-to-stay plan

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has admitted mistakes were made in the implementation of the highly controversial...

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