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Quorn gears up for massive NPD push

Quorn has revealed plans for substantial new product development (NPD) activity this year, including gluten-free and vegan lines, which it expects to fuel UK and international growth.

Brennan: 'Germany could be one of the top three or four markets in the world for us'

Bakkavor workers celebrate £1M National Lottery win

A group of lucky 13 workers at Bakkavor’s Spalding factory are celebrating winning £1M on the EuroMillions National Lottery.

Premier Foods’s sales continue to slide

Premier Foods has reported another fall in sales for the fourth quarter of last year, while reaffirming its pledge to drive down costs .

Refresco Gerber faces strikes by ‘betrayed’ staff

Refresco Gerber faces strike action at its manufacturing base in Bridgewater, Somerset, over changes to pay, terms and conditions.

Business Leaders’ Forum

Business leaders tackle fat tax at industry forum

Debate about taxing ‘unhealthy’ foods provoked division at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum and was a top hot topic singled out by Geoff Eaton, chairman of New England Seafood International.

Safety failings cost brewery £29k

Safety failings that led a worker to trap his foot in a rotating stirrer have resulted in a £29,000 bill for a Herefordshire brewery, after a successful prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Government must appoint food security coordinator

The government must appoint a food security coordinator to spearhead efforts to redistribute waste food to needy UK consumers, according to an Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee report.

Business Leaders’ Forum

Bingham and Jones to launch insect ready meals

Ready meal industry gurus Jonny Bingham and David Jones are developing their own brand of meals with a difference, following dozens of successful launches for other major firms.

PM: empower groceries code adjudicator

Groceries code adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon should be able to enforce her decisions with fines and have her remit extended, according to prime minister David Cameron.

Food waste progress, but more needed

The food industry is struggling with food waste reduction, despite achieving some significant milestones, according to the charity Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

News in brief

Food Standards Scotland makes multiple appointments

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has made seven appointments in preparation for taking over the powers of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Scotland from April 1 2015.

Spotlight

Bingham and Jones to launch ready meals with bugs
Business Leaders’ Forum

Bingham and Jones to launch insect ready meals

Ready meal industry gurus Jonny Bingham and David Jones are developing their own brand of meals with...

Coveney: retailers ‘haemorrhaged profitability’ in 2014
Business Leaders' Forum

Greencore ceo: profit collapse a top industry trend

A “catastrophic collapse” in retail profitability was one of five top food industry trends highlighted by Greencore...

Morrisons to open new fish site

Morrisons’ new fish site to create 200 jobs

Morrisons will open a new fish manufacturing site in Grimsby by the end of the year, creating...

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