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Bernard Matthews set to blast Campylobacter

The Campylobacter crisis is set to heat up, with warmer spring and summer weather likely to push up poultry contamination levels, Jeremy Hall, technical director of Bernard Matthews, has warned.

Campylobacter is found on the surface of almost all raw chicken

209 new jobs at Dunbia following £27M investment

Dunbia will pump £27M into a new boning hall and upgrades to three processing lines, creating 209 jobs at its Dungannon, Northern Ireland, facility.

Truss’s £50k grants to create 3,000 food jobs

Cash injections of up to £50,000 will be given to small food and drink firms, following the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones by the environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

Dairy crisis

Desperate dairy sector needs government support

The UK’s ‘desperate’ dairy sector needs more support from the British government, according to National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond.

News in brief

Sainsbury: doubling c-store numbers achievable

Sainsbury could double the number of its convenience stores from 700 to more than 1,500 at current rates of opening, according to ceo Mike Coupe.

Heinz Kraft merger

Heinz Kraft merger: expect cost cutting soon

The Heinz Kraft £100bn mega merger is likely to lead to cost cutting on a big scale, according to analysts.

Good Week, Bad Week

Heinz Kraft merger is top headline of the week

The Heinz Kraft $100bn mega merger leads our Good week, bad week selection of top food and drink industry headlines of the past seven days.

Ice cream firm prosecuted for safety failings

An ice cream manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £18,000, after one of its workers had a finger severed while cleaning a fruit feeder machine.

Manufacturing bosses in schools skills plan

Top food and drink manufacturing bosses Gavin Darby, Premier Foods, Leendert den Hollander, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Ranjit Singh Boparan, 2 Sisters Food Group, will be joining other food industry bosses in a back-to-schools plan to sharpen students’ employment prospects.

Anuga FoodTec trends

Mass production moves closer to manual skills

Technology is moving closer to delivering hand-crafted effects on an industrial scale, with innovations such as Fritsch’s Multitwist twisting machine and GEA’s MultiDrum system, winners of International FoodTec Gold Awards at Anuga FoodTec 2015.

‘Dull’ health claims lead many to miss £27bn market

Thousands of European food and drink firms are missing out on the £27bn global functional food market because of restrictive health claims wording, leading nutritionists have complained.

Anuga FoodTec trends

Sherlock food analyser boosts product quality

Food firms can now harness the fabled detection skills of Sherlock to boost product quality, thanks to innovation from Insort, which won a 2015 International FoodTec Gold Award at Anuga FoodTec.

Spotlight

Heinz and Kraft merger sparks UK job fears
Heinz Kraft merger

UK job fears after Heinz and Kraft merger

The merger of food giants Heinz and Kraft Foods Group has sparked fears about UK jobs, according to...

Food industry people on the move

Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move...

Jeremy Clarkson offered a job at Aldi

Sacked Top Gear star offered job at Aldi

Sacked BBC Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has been offered a job on the shop floor at the discount...

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