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Tesco’s lead on staff conduct ‘should catch on’

Tesco’s call to staff to report misconduct in supplier relationships in a newly launched Business Code of Conduct should prompt rival supermarkets to make similar moves, according to a leading industry expert.

Tesco urges staff to report misconduct in its new code of conduct

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’ milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned.

2 Sisters’ 91 Fox’s Biscuits job cuts just the start

2 Sisters Food Group plans to slash jobs across its Fox’s Biscuits division, in addition to the 91 potential redundancies at its site in Batley, West Yorkshire.

Mondelēz to cut 200 jobs in Ireland

Mondelēz International is restructuring its operations in Ireland and has confirmed plans to slash 200 jobs there as a result.

What Morrisons’ new boss should do next

In case Morrisons’ new ceo David Potts was looking for inspiration to revive the flagging fortunes of the Bradford-based retailer, an article in The Telegraph has helpfully suggested a to-do list.

Good week, bad week (Wk 9)

Grim news for food manufacturing jobs leads our selection of the top headlines of the past seven days in the latest edition of Good week, bad week.

Industry launches attack on ‘shaming’ book

The food industry has slammed accusations made in a book, claiming the sector was knowingly misleading consumers about food ingredients and production processes. 

Mandatory meat origin labelling debate intensifies

Manufacturers have been urged to raise their voices in the fight against plans to introduce mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat used in processed food, which recently won the backing of the European Parliament but has yet to become law in the EU.

Diageo clinches Tequila Don Julio acquisition

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Tequila Don Julio following full regulatory approval for the deal.

DEFRA backs new Brussels red tape probe

A new EU probe into cutting red tape is being backed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), environment secretary Liz Truss told this website last week.

Fruitapeel Juice installs new high pressure processing plant

New high pressure processing (HPP) facilities are part of a £2.3M investment that Fruitapeel Juice has made in its South Wales facility.

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2 Sisters recruits ex-Sainsbury ceo Justin King

2 Sisters Food Group has recruited former boss of Sainsbury Justin King to take up an advisory role within the business, according to reports.

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Cake company recreates Richard III’s bones

A specialist cake company in Birmingham has recreated the unearthed bones of Richard III in chocolate and cake.


Food stars celebrated at DEFRA showcase

50 Food stars celebrated at DEFRA HQ

Fifty of the UK’s most promising food and drink entrepreneurs have been dubbed Food Stars by the...

Asda worst offender in latest campylobacter results

Asda hit hardest by latest campylobacter results

Retailers have again failed to reach targets for campylobacter contamination in fresh shop-bought chickens, with almost three...

Peanut leads Tesco to recall children's biscuits
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Tesco peanut contamination leads to recall

Tesco has recalled an own-label children’s biscuit product after undeclared traces of peanut were discovered.