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Salty food accusations: food industry responds

Restaurants and retailers have hit back at Consensus Action on Salt & Health’s (CASH’s) name and shame campaign attacking the salt content of salads, targeting firms including Morrisons and Nando’s.

CASH is targeting salt levels in salads. Picture courtesy of iStock-anthonyjhall

Dairy Crest sells ingredients firm for £1.2M

Dairy Crest has sold ingredients firm FoodTec UK to Adams Foods Ingredients (AFI) for £1.2M.

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual behaviour, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Diageo finds new director on Facebook

Diageo has appointed Facebook director Nicola Mendelsohn as a non-executive director, effective September 1 2014.

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Aldi and Lidl’s market share hits all-time high

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl are continuing to win sales and have seen their market share hit new records, at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Greencore to earn millions through disposals

Greencore is slashing its debt levels by completing deals that will net it more than £24M in the current financial year.

Win manufacturing Oscars with Bond, Blofeld and Pussy Galore

The year’s James Bond-themed Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are searching for British food and drink manufacturing companies with 00 calibre, to match the nation’s favourite special agent 007.

Retailers investigate as FSA clears 2 Sisters plants

Retail investigations continue, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has cleared 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe and Llangefni poultry plants of allegations of poor hygiene standards made by the Guardian.

Greggs boss praised by City analysts

Greggs boss Roger Whiteside received praise from City analyst Shore Capital, after the high street baker reported total sales up by 3.1% to £373M in first half results to June 28.

UK home to some of world’s most pricey food

The UK is home to the world’s most expensive sandwich, salad, ham and loaf bread, according to a personal finance website.

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Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over the past year to raise the profile of food and drink manufacturing.

Morrisons appoints former Tesco finance boss as chairman

Troubled retailer Morrisons has appointed former Tesco finance boss Andrew Higginson as its new chairman, following Sir Ian Gibson’s decision to retire in 2015.

Firm installs UK’s largest coffee roaster in £3M investment

The UK’s largest coffee roaster has been installed at UK coffee roasting company Lincoln & York’s North Lincolnshire HQ, according to the firm, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its opening.

Country of Origin labelling study clears retailers

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) found no slip-ups over Country of Origin Labelling on the part of retailers and wholesalers in results of a UK and Ireland study published today (July 29).

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World leaders’ food tastes revealed
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Putin gets taster to check food for poison

Russian president Vladimir Putin employs a personal food taster to ensure his meals are not poisoned and...

Chicken hygiene row intensifies

Chicken hygiene row intensifies, as Unite slams DH

The row over hygiene standards at poultry producers 2 Sisters Food Group and Faccenda has intensified, after...

Food industry young talent celebrated in manufacturing awards

Food manufacturing Oscars celebrate young talent

The Young Talent of the Year award – a new category in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards...

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