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Fruit and veg to rot without migrant labour warning

Fruit and vegetable crops could be left to rot in the field and production in food processing sites, poultry sheds and veg packhouses threatened if restrictive migration controls deny farmers and manufacturers the supplies of migrant labour on which they have come to rely.

Oveseas workers make a vital contribution to the food supply chain, said the NFU

New £2M factory expansion creates 25 Jobs

Ready Foods’s new £2M factory expansion has created 25 new jobs with the help of government support, according to the firm.

Mondelēz in bid to buy Cadbury biscuit licence

Confectionery giant Mondelēz has approached Burton’s Biscuit Company in a multi-million pound bid to acquire its licence to produce Cadbury biscuits, according to media reports.

Brexit to highlight food industry skills: DEFRA boss

Brexit will make skills development in the food and drink manufacturing sector even more important, said new environment secretary Andrea Leadsom, at the launch of a new apprenticeship programme.

People on the move in the food and drink sector

New ceos at Nestlé and Young’s Seafood feature in a photo gallery of new appointments in the food and drink industry in the past month.

Kellogg nutrition claims slammed by ASA watchdog

Cereal manufacturer Kellogg has been banned from claiming its Special K range was ‘full of goodness’ and ‘nutritious’ by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Cross channel freight firm in management buyout

Cross channel freight firm France Line International Transport has completed a management buyout (MBO) today (July 22).

Premier Foods’s strategy ‘is paying off’, claims boss

Premier Foods’s boss Gavin Darby claims his recovery strategy is paying off, after the manufacturer reported its fourth consecutive quarter of rising sales.

FTA posts safety notice for Pokémon players

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned Pokémon Go players to remain vigilant around its headquarters in Tunbridge Wells.

Oppo Ice Cream breaches advertising code

Oppo Ice Cream has been forced to amend content on its website by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), for not backing up a claim about the ice cream’s health benefits.

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