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Food industry fails to share 800M surplus meals

Poverty-stricken consumers are being denied 400,000t of surplus food and the food industry could help solve this problem, according to food redistribution charity FareShare.

FareShare estimates 400,000t of surplus food could be redistributed to those in need

Two haulage firms get £278k bill for ‘horrific injury’

Two haulage firms have been ordered to pay a total of nearly £278,000 for safety failings, which left a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver paralysed from the chest down.

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Sports firm Reebok brings home the bacon

Sports clothing firm Reebok has launched an uncured bacon product as part of its consumer engagement strategy for the Reebok CrossFit Games.

Harrogate Water Brands boosts jobs

Nearly 30 new jobs will be created at Harrogate Water Brands, following the opening of a new £6M bottling line.

Drug link would increase fruit and veg consumption

Millions of pounds could be made if the benefits of fruit and vegetables were marketed more like pharmaceutical drugs, one of the country’s leading dieticians has claimed in response to a new study.

Salty food accusations: food industry responds

Restaurants and retailers have hit back at Consensus Action on Salt & Health’s (CASH’s) name and shame campaign attacking the salt content of salads, targeting firms including Morrisons and Nando’s.

Dairy Crest sells ingredients firm for £1.2M

Dairy Crest has sold ingredients firm FoodTec UK to Adams Foods Ingredients (AFI) for £1.2M.

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual behaviour, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Diageo finds new director on Facebook

Diageo has appointed Facebook director Nicola Mendelsohn as a non-executive director, effective September 1 2014.

Greencore to earn millions through disposals

Greencore is slashing its debt levels by completing deals that will net it more than £24M in the current financial year.

Greggs boss praised by City analysts

Greggs boss Roger Whiteside received praise from City analyst Shore Capital, after the high street baker reported total sales up by 3.1% to £373M in first half results to June 28.

UK home to some of world’s most pricey food

The UK is home to the world’s most expensive sandwich, salad, ham and loaf bread, according to a personal finance website.

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over the past year to raise the profile of food and drink manufacturing.

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World leaders’ food tastes revealed
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Putin gets taster to check food for poison

Russian president Vladimir Putin employs a personal food taster to ensure his meals are not poisoned and...

Chicken hygiene row intensifies

Chicken hygiene row intensifies, as Unite slams DH

The row over hygiene standards at poultry producers 2 Sisters Food Group and Faccenda has intensified, after...

Food industry young talent celebrated in manufacturing awards

Food manufacturing Oscars celebrate young talent

The Young Talent of the Year award – a new category in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards...

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