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The lastest food and drink innovation – in photos

From vegan ice cream to gluten free treats, fat and sugar free yogurt to superfood snacks, healthier foods are very much flavour of the moment in recent food launches.

Food and drink innovation in photographs

Fish firm denies ‘dodgy wage tactics’ in union row

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has denied accusations that its handling of the National Living Wage (NLW) will leave workers worse off, after unions escalated their concerns to the European Commission (EC).

Addo Food Group resolves dispute with union Unite

Addo Food Group – the Poole-based food manufacturer formerly known as Pork Farms – has agreed to recognise Unite following a positive meeting with union representatives earlier today (Friday, April 29).

Food manufacturing ideas wanted for Dragons’ Den

Food and drink manufacturing entrepreneurs are being invited to win £50,000 worth of investment for their business, by taking part in the hit BBC television show Dragons’ Den.

Fire in food logistics refrigeration unit

A fire, sparked by a refrigeration unit, at a food logistics site was extinguished by two fire engines from the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday April 27.

£390M sale of sausage casing manufacturer

Sausage casings manufacturer Kalle has been sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), with a sale price understood to be for £350M to £390M.

Competition hots up for student innovation prize

Interest in the UK’s student food innovation competition – Ecotrophelia – has soared with the greatest number of entries ever received this year.

Nestlé welcomes young dairy producers to factory

Nestlé has welcomed young dairy farmers to its Dalston factory in Cumbria, as part of its Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme.

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product Cheestrings.

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