Far Eastern food firms could snap up UK crisp brand Tyrrells, which is reportedly up for sale for £100M.
Waitrose is considering legal action after its long-term online grocery distribution partner Ocado signed a deal with Morrisons last week.
Retailers have been accused of double standards for demanding high levels of food safety from suppliers, while playing down the amount of products contaminated with foreign objects they sell, claimed product inspection firm Mettler Toledo.
Food producer Cranswick is in “a strong UK position” after reporting revenue up by 7% to £875M for the year to March 31, according to City analysts.
Paragon Quality Foods – the meat processor accused of supplying halal lamb burgers contaminated with pork to Leicester City Council – is considering legal action after independent tests confirmed the authenticity of its products, its spokesman told FoodManufacture.co.uk.
Some parts of the food industry lacked basic understanding of how the sector operated – until the horsemeat crisis forced people to grapple with its complexities, a food safety watchdog boss told Food Manufacture’s webinar last week.
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