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Food and drinks jobs created in 2017 – in pictures

Food and drink supply chain firms have revealed plans to create more than 5,000 jobs since the beginning of this year, as reported by this website.

Food and drink supply chain firms have planned to create more than 5,000 jobs so far this year

Chefs’ Choice Awards celebrate industry innovation

The new Chefs’ Choice Awards highlights the best industry innovation, according to the expert judging panel, ahead of the glittering awards ceremony on Tuesday March 7.

Heck to create 50 jobs at new factory

Sausage manufacturer Heck planned to create 50 jobs, after announcing plans to open a £3.5M factory by the end of April.

Frank Dale Foods calls liquidator: 57 jobs at risk

Party food manufacturer Frank Dale Foods will appoint a liquidator on Tuesday (February 28), unless a buyer can be found, putting 57 jobs at risk.

Fox’s Biscuits bid was ‘not made by rival firm’

The Fox’s Biscuits mystery takeover bid last month was launched by a consortium of City and Wall Street investors, and not a rival biscuit maker, a national news broadcaster has claimed.

Unilever review likely to lead to food disposals

Unilever’s top-to-bottom review of its business following the rejection of the £115bn bid from US Kraft Heinz earlier this week is likely to lead to the Anglo-Dutch company disposing of some of its underperforming food business, according to City analysts.

Jobs created as part of £500k fish factory expansion

Fish processor QA Fish is investing £500,000 in a factory expansion, which will create up to five new jobs.

FSA denies food hygiene failings in abattoirs

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has denied claims that more than a quarter of abattoirs fail to take basic food hygiene precautions in preventing contaminated meat entering the supply chain.

Export success for pork pie producer

A Yorkshire bakery has secured export success down under, after sending its first order of pies to foodstores in New Zealand.

Lidl to create 360 jobs at new distribution centre

Lidl is to create up to 360 new jobs, after receiving planning permission to build a new multi-million pound regional distribution centre.