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Morrisons is in ‘much better shape’: analyst

Morrisons is “in much better shape” than it was last year, as it further exploits its manufacturing capacity, analysts say, ahead of its first-quarter results, due on May 4.

Morrisons is in 'much better shape' than it has been for some time, analysts said

Bakkavor to hire 86 staff in recruitment drive

Prepared foods producer Bakkavor is to hire 86 new staff at its Cucina Sano site in Lincolnshire, as it continues its nationwide recruitment drive that saw 250 vacancies posted last week.

Food safety conference: last week for early bird ticket

This is the last week to book your early bird ticket for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference 2017 on Thursday June 22 at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, before the offer expires on Friday (April 28).

Halal duo jailed for selling turkey as halal lamb

Two men have each been jailed for five years, after falsely supplying 116t of turkey thighs, labelled as halal lamb, to butchers and restaurants.

2 Sisters’ fish processor gets £5M investment

2 Sisters has invested £5M in its frozen fish processing business, Five Star Fish, after it won a contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) last year.

Food and drink manufacturers win Queen’s Awards

Food and drink manufacturers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, featured here in our photogallery of the winners.

Robotics in food manufacture gets government boost

A new £448,850 government-funded research project has been launched to promote the use of robotics in food manufacturing, which hopes to replace labour-intensive industrial food preparation operations.

Food snacking trends under sustainability spotlight

Food snacking trends are probed from the perspective of sustainable ingredients sourcing in the Food Manufacture Group’s latest free webinar to take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

Seachill sale: union seeks assurance over 750 jobs

Unite the union is seeking assurances over 750 jobs at Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, after news emerged on Friday (April 21) that the business is to be sold.

Morrisons probes metal ‘pins’ found in green beans

Morrisons has launched an investigation after two people found metal “pins” in green beans bought from its stores.

Noodle firm fined for ‘life changing’ injuries

A noodle manufacturer has been fined £30,000, after a worker suffered “life changing hand injuries” while operating machinery.