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Potato gangmaster loses licence over dangerous van

A gangmaster has lost her licence after underpaid workers were taken in a “dangerous” van to farms where they graded potatoes and picked daffodils.

Scottish sole trader Sheila Wood had her licence revoked last month

Tesco recalls garlic bread produced by Bakkavor

Tesco has withdrawn 66,000 packs of garlic bread produced by Bakkavor after a number of packets were found to be underweight.

‘Good times roll’: Greggs's sales growth continues

High street baker Greggs posted own-shop like-for-like sales up 4.9% in “another strong” trading quarter, according to analyst N+1 Singer.

Chancellor’s infrastructure pledge welcomed

Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge to upgrade UK infrastructure has been welcomed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

R&R and Nestlé in talks over ice cream joint venture

Europe’s biggest own-label ice cream manufacturer R&R has revealed partnership talks with food giant Nestlé.

Logistics in a new retail landscape

With growing online sales, is it time for manufacturers to adapt their own planning and logistics to accommodate them? asks Paul Gander

Chinese firm creates 50 UK jobs

Chinese food manufacturer Freshasia will open a new production facility in Little Melton, south Norfolk, creating more than 50 jobs, thanks to securing investment from a number of funders.

Young’s Seafood appoints Reed Boardall for frozen work

Young’s Seafood has appointed Reed Boardall to be its partner in the collection, storage and delivery of its frozen foodservice business.

Premier Foods awards: AAK is overall champion

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

Top snacking trends: Texture, flavour and on the go

Texture and flavour were among the top six snacking trends that promised opportunities to manufacturers, according to Innova Marketing Insight.

Food Safety conference

Crime boss appeals for food industry partnership

The new boss of the Food Crime Unit, Andy Morling, issued a passionate plea for partnership to beat food and drink crime, in this exclusive video interview, filmed at Food Manufacture’s Food safety conference.