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2 Sisters ‘secures 700 jobs’ with £1.4M investment

2 Sisters Food Group will invest £1.4M at its St Merryn meat plant in south Wales, in a bid to improve efficiency and secure 700 jobs.

2 Sisters invested £1.4M into its Merthyr Tydfil site to modernise its boning hall

Chinese food giant ‘could buy’ Moy Park in £1bn deal

Moy Park may be sold to Chinese agri-food giant New Hope in a £1bn takeover deal, an industry expert told this website.

Veg firm to pay £36.8k for worker’s injury

A vegetable firm has been ordered to pay £36,800 for safety failings, after a worker suffered a head injury when he became entangled in netting on a field near Boston, Lincolnshire.

Organics opportunity to benefit manufacturers

Rising sales of organic products are creating new opportunities for food and drink manufacturers, claims the Soil Association.

Salad firm buys processing site from MyFresh

Salad supplier Florette UK & Ireland has bought MyFresh Prepared Produce’s Wigan site, for an undisclosed sum.

Crisp firm research opens up new export markets

Pipers Crisps has gained a better understanding of the science behind its snack products and processes, enabling it to develop longer shelf-life products and open up new export markets, thanks to a collaboration with food experts at the University of Nottingham.

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Kids’ sugar advertising ban is ‘choking the industry’

An extension on the ban of advertising high fat, salt or sugar food and drink products to children has come under fire.

Dawnfresh eliminates label and date code errors at plant

Scottish fish processor Dawnfresh has invested in automation to ensure compliance with retailers’ codes of practice and deliver a 10% uplift in packaging line throughput.

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