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Premier Foods awards: AAK is overall champion

Oils and fats producer AAK has been crowned overall champion at Premier Foods's supplier awards yesterday.

Premier Foods crowned oils and fats producer AAK as overall champion

Baxters sentenced over worker’s injury

Baxters Food Group has been fined £60,000 after a worker suffered “life-changing injuries” caused by an accident on one of its production lines.

Cranswick sales boost lifts share price

Meat supplier Cranswick’s shares climbed 6%, after the Hull-based firm posted 10% revenue growth to £481.5M, in the six months to September 30.

150 jobs saved: Kapak Foods bought out of administration

Food packing business Kapak Foods has been bought out of administration for an undisclosed sum, saving 150 jobs.

Minimum wage: ‘an indirect impact’ on food manufacturers

Workers on the minimum wage were in line for a pay rise from yesterday, amid concerns about the impact on the food and drink manufacturing industry.

CCE invests £300k in London site

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has invested £300,000 in its Edmonton factory in north London as part of its commitment to manufacturing excellence and innovation.

AB InBev ponders bid for SABMiller

The creation of a global mega-brewing giant worth around $275bn could be on the cards following news last month that Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev was planning to make a bid for rival SABMiller in a deal potentially costing $130bn.

Soft drink manufacturers urged to slash sugar levels

Soft drink manufacturers worldwide have again been urged to set sugar reduction targets, while the advertising regulator plans to consult on new rules for non-broadcast adverts targeted at children.