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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.

More than 1,500 crabs are processed at the site each day

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 yesterday (August 26) after 35 years of trading.

Grocery market slumps to 10-year low

The UK grocery market slumped to a 10-year low in the latest quarterly period covered by Kantar Worldpanel data.

Timeline shows 2 Sisters turbulent journey

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has been forced to cut more jobs than it has created at a number of the production sites it has acquired over the past four years.

Egg processor plans Noble investment

Noble Egg Innovations plans to invest £3M in its egg processing facilities now that its acquisition of Manton’s two factories at Gainsborough and Harrogate has been cleared by competition authorities.

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1 UK.

GM feed warning from anti-GM campaign group

GeneWatch UK has called on supermarkets to wake up to the environmental harm caused by genetically modified (GM) animal feed, imported from North and South America.

Wells & Youngs escapes ban over Estrella ad

An Estrella beer advert was slammed by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) for encouraging irresponsible drinking among young people and linking alcohol to sex.

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Food and drink firms confused about energy scheme

Food and drink firms are confused about the changes they must make to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency assessments, required as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

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World’s top 10 dairy companies

Top 10 global dairy firms – in pictures

The world’s major dairy companies faced stagnant sales growth and a decline in billion dollar deals, making...

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...

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