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Halal meat firm to pay £7,500 after mouse infestation

The owner of a halal butcher business has been ordered to pay more than £7,500 for nine food safety breaches, after mouse droppings were found in the meat display and walk-in fridge.

Mouse droppings were found in Green Mountain Food Store

Manufacturers see fraud rise in 2016

Up to 89% of global manufacturing businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – have been affected by fraud in the past 12 months, according to analyst Kroll.

Internet of Packaging system gets investment

Food and drink manufacturers could soon benefit from an “Internet of Packaging” system developed by UK technology firm Hanhaa, following overseas investment.

Premier Foods starts £10M cost saving plan

Premier Foods has launched a £10M cost saving plan, after it reported a 10% drop in annual expected profit in its third-quarter trading update.

The UK is to quit Single Market: PM’s Brexit speech

The UK is to quit the EU Single Market of 500M consumers – the biggest market for British food and drink exports – Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed in a keynote speech yesterday (January 17).

Food industry’s cautious welcome to PM’s Brexit speech

Food industry organisations have cautiously welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s assurances about the right of non-UK EU workers to continue working in the UK after Brexit, in a keynote speech delivered yesterday (January 17).

Courgette shortage sparks social media storm

Reports of a shortage of courgettes in the UK have sparked a social media storm, as hundreds of people took to Twitter to express their views on the “famine”.

Greggs posts 7% sales boost after strong Christmas

High street baker Greggs reported its thirteenth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth after a strong festive period, as full-year sales increased by 7% in its latest trading update.

Maggot found ‘alive’ inside wrapping of Cadbury biscuit

Mondelēz International has launched an investigation, after a live maggot was found in one of its Christmas biscuit selection boxes.

Valentine’s Day product launches – in pictures

Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year are the inspiration behind key new products, featured in our monthly gallery of new product developments.

Top food and drink trends for 2017

Personalisation and anti-inflammatory foods and drinks lead 10 key growth opportunities for food and drink manufacturers, a New Nutrition Business report revealed.