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‘Irresponsible’ Diageo ad banned by ASA

A TV commercial for Diageo’s rum brand Captain Morgan has been banned after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled it implied drinking alcohol could boost popularity and confidence.

Captain Morgan ad: the ASA ruled it implied drinking alcohol can boost popularity and confidence

Morrisons and Burton’s post top management changes

Morrisons and biscuit manufacturer Burton’s Biscuits Company have both announced changes in their senior management.

Next Month’s News: our podcast preview

Welcome to Next Month’s News, the latest edition in Food Manufacture Group’s new podcast series predicting what topics will dominate our headlines over the next four weeks.

Seven fire crews tackle coffee factory blaze

Seven fire crews battled a blaze at a former Mondelēz factory last week (August 26) in Banbury.

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585.

Government guidelines propose vitamin D supplements in the diet

People in the UK need to consider dietary supplementation of the essential vitamin D in their diets to compensate for the absence of that produced in the body from exposure to sunlight during the months of October to March, according to new government dietary guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

Samworth Brothers buys Tesco Weybridge bakery

Samworth Brothers has bought a bakery in Weybridge from Tesco – its second acquisition within a week – as it continues to grow its operations.

Sandwich maker hit with £7k bread basket fine

A Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker has been hit with a £7,000 fine after global positioning system (GPS) technology showed it had been using bread baskets belonging to another firm without permission.

Food safety conference: early bird offer ends today

The early bird delegate rate for Food Manufacture’s annual, one-day food safety conference in October ends today (August 31).

More young women consider truck driving as career

There has been a rise in the numbers of young women wanting to take up truck driving, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed.