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Meat firm to pay £144k for food fraud offences

A meat processing firm in Northern Ireland has been ordered to pay more than £114,000, after its prosecution for serious food fraud offences.

Food fraud offences costs meat firm £114k

Coming soon:‘UK’s first dedicated gluten-free factory’

Food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients will make a ‘multi-million pound’ investment in the UK’s first dedicated production facility for gluten-free products, it has claimed.

Unite brands Dairy Crest boss ‘fat cat’ and ‘hypocritical’

Dairy Crest’s boss Mark Allen has been branded a “fat cat” and a “hypocrite” by Unite, after the union claimed he was set to receive a £1.2M bonus in a proposed takeover deal.

Dairy crisis

Dairy sector needs ‘urgent help’ after ‘devastating blow’

The dairy industry has been hit with “another devastating blow” as Arla Foods has cut its milk price, calling for urgent help from industry and government, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Scotland’s growth depends on logistics

Efficient logistics are a key driver of growth in the Scottish economy, according to a new report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Poundland plans new ‘800 job’ distribution centre

Poundland is to create up to 800 jobs with a new distribution centre in Wigan.

UK frozen food sector wins EC date labelling battle

The UK’s frozen food sector is celebrating a partial victory with the European Commission (EC) over a disagreement relating to the date labelling of frozen meat products required under the Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulations, which came into force last December.

Genomics set to change the future of food safety

Scientific advances in the use of genomics – the study of DNA within organisms and application of DNA sequencing – has been agreed as the top of five strategic priorities for action identified by the committee which advises the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on microbiological safety risks.

Müller’s third-party milk offer pushes £80M sales

Müller’s £80M buyout of Dairy Crest could be completed by the end of this year, after the German firm offered to supply fresh milk to a third-party processor to appease competition fears.  

Sainsbury scientist queries campylobacter targets

The targets set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for reducing campylobacter contamination in fresh chicken in order to achieve a 50% reduction in food poisoning from the bacterium have been called into question by a member of the an expert committee on food safety, which advises the agency.

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