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‘Millions of pounds of drugs’ found at frozen store

Suspected class A drugs, worth millions of pounds, have been discovered by police at Yearsley Logistics’ frozen food storage site in Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire.

Police found suspected drugs at a Yearsley Logistics site in Nottinghamshire

Brexit vote forces salad firm to close: 260 job losses

Salad supplier Southern Salads has entered administration and “all but a handful” of its 260 workers have lost their jobs, after the value of sterling plummeted following the Brexit vote.

FDF welcomes government’s Irish soft border plan

The government’s plan to rule out a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic has been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Food exports: ‘government must do more to help’

The UK is “open for business” with the rest of the world, but government needs to do more to promote food and drink exports before and after Brexit, a senior figure at the Department for International Trade (DIT) has suggested.


Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: getting ready

Get ready for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, the 1920s-themed event taking place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on November 1.

The Big Interview

Campden BRI boss thinks big on food science

Professor Steven Walker has dedicated his life to the small things – but on the future of food science, he isn't afraid to think big.

Apprenticeship Levy: firms slow to act

Companies are being slow to take advantage of the new Apprenticeship Levy that came into effect in April, claims Bis Henderson Academy, which offers training programmes for supply chain and logistics professionals.

‘Protect labour market’, as jobless rate falls: CBI

The UK’s flexible labour market must be protected by the government, urges the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), after the latest labour market statistics revealed a 125,000 rise in employment and 57,000 fall in unemployment.

Dairy drink ad banned by watchdog

An advert for Bio-tiful Dairy’s kefir drink has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making unsubstantiated health claims. 

Egg firm’s output boosted by 19M after investment

Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs will produce an extra 19M free-range eggs a year after it secured a seven-figure investment from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

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