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Arla restructure to spark 100 job cuts

Arla Foods plans to cut 100 jobs in the UK as part of a restructure to improve efficiency and competitiveness.  

Arla has started consulting staff about the proposed cuts

Finsbury Food wins bakery manufacturing Oscar

Finsbury Food Group has won the Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars, ahead of a financial update which looked forward to improved profits next year.

Food fraud costs UK firms £11bn a year

Food fraud is costing UK food and drink manufacturers a whopping £11.2bn a year, equivalent to 85% of their total profits, a report from the University of Portsmouth has claimed.

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FSA campylobacter results make grim reading

Tests show campylobacter contamination increased substantially over the summer in shop-bought raw chicken and the food industry must do more to tackle the problem, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Campylobacter: ‘Supermarket bosses should hang heads in shame’

Consumer pressure group Which? claims supermarket bosses should “hang their heads in shame”, after the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest testing results revealed a big rise in the levels of campylobacter infections in the chickens they sell.

Poundland, Woolworths with food, is ‘retail winner’

Poundland is “a retail winner”, judged a leading City analyst, after the discount chain posted soaring pre-tax profit growth of 34% to £12.6M in first half results.

Vitamin D claim opens elderly target market

Food businesses can more easily target elderly consumers who are prone to falling, following the authorisation of a vitamin D health claim by the European Commission (EC).

United Biscuits crafts cocoa supply pact with Cargill

United Biscuits (UB) has clinched a three-year partnership with international food conglomerate Cargill ensuring dedicated cocoa and chocolate supplies for products such as Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives.

Food Manufacturing Awards

The best young talent in food and drink

The very best and brightest young talent the food and drink industry has to offer were recognised for the first time at the food manufacturing Oscars earlier this month.

Samworth Brothers restructures and adds 370 jobs

Samworth Brothers has split its Walkers Midshire Foods division into two separate businesses: Walkers Deli and Walkers Sausage Co, while separately announcing the creation of 370 jobs at another facility.

Campylobacter contamination worse than thought

Supermarkets face a fresh blow to consumers’ trust in them as chicken tested for the food poisoning bug campylobacter looks set to yield even worse results than previous samples.

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Snacks factory closure confirmed

KP Snacks confirms plant closure

KP Snacks’s Consett factory will close in the first quarter of next year, threatening more than 100 jobs, the company has confirmed,...

Cadbury Dairy Milk tops UK branded chocolate sales

Top 10 UK chocolate brands: IRI

Cadbury Dairy Milk kept its position as top of the chocs in a chart of top 10...

Sandwich boss wins food manufacturing Personality award
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Greencore boss wins personality award in FMEA Oscars

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has won the coveted Personality of the year award in the industry’s...

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