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Crantock Bakery: ‘almost time to open second site’

Crantock Bakery is considering expanding to a second factory after the installation of a flow wrapping machine from a company called KernPack enabled it to expand production almost six-fold.

The KernPack machine has enabled Crantock to boost production from 70,000 units to more than 400,000

Jamie Oliver backs drive for food industry talent

Jamie Oliver has issued a rallying cry to get the food sector behind an ambitious new plan to attract fresh young talent.

The latest product recalls – in pictures

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

Humber's food industry secures 222 jobs

More than 200 jobs have been created in the Humber’s food industry, following a £1.4M investment from a local enterprise partnership (LEP).

Almost 170 jobs go as Pasta Reale goes under

Almost 170 jobs have been lost at fresh and filled pasta processor Pasta Reale as the Sussex-based company called in administrators from BDO on August 26 after 35 years of trading.

Tesco’s fortunes lurch from bad to worse

Tesco, a “once great company” according to a leading food industry analyst, has downgraded its profit forecasts and brought forward the date of Philip Clarke’s handover to new ceo Dave Lewis.

38,000 jobs could be created by SMEs in 2015

Nearly 40,000 new food and drink manufacturing jobs could be created within the next year, as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) prepare to spend more money on staff.

Wyke Farms ad linked to ‘Alien’ director Ridley Scott

Somerset cheese producer Wyke Farms has hired Emmy award-winning film and television director Ridley Scott’s production company to deliver its latest commercial.

Seafood processor doubles jobs with investment

Jonas Seafood will treble its turnover this year to more than £2M after £210,000 was pumped into the business last year, md Kevin Jonas has said.

Experts call for global collaboration on food fraud

Global food businesses must work to one security standard for all food types if the threat of fraud and foodborne diseases is to be reduced, according to a major new report.

Government’s hospital food standards ‘woefully inadequate’

A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.

Three-step guide to tackle slavery in food and drink

Food and drink businesses should incorporate a three-step approach into their management practices to tackle forced labour in the industry, according to a report by Stronger Together.

Source of UK food poisoning outbreak still unclear

Food safety authorities have not yet confirmed a common source for the 156 outbreaks of Salmonella enteriditis food poisoning across Europe and the 247 UK cases.

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

Manufactured ice cream can offer a superior taste when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

News in brief

Police investigate pill found on Nestlé Jelly Tots line

Nestlé’s Fawdon factory is involved in a police investigation after a prescription tablet was discovered on a Rowntree’s Jelly Tots production line.

News in brief

Cargill appoints new md of chocolate

Cargill has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new md of chocolate for its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia cocoa and chocolate business.

News in brief

EHL appoints new product development manager

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

Spotlight

Best food jokes

Best food jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one...

Food industry people on the move

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Morrisons’ announcement that former Tesco boss Andrew Higginson would take over as chairman when Sir Ian Gibson...

Breakfast cereal found to include dead mouse

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead...

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