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Food Manufacture Survey

Here’s what state you think the industry’s in

Competition from limited assortment discounters (LADs) continues to cause problems for the food and drink manufacturers and their supermarket customers, according to our exclusive annual Food Manufacture survey.

The hard discounters continue to grow their market share

Food recalls sparked by salmonella, milk and beef

Food safety recalls have been sparked this week by salmonella contaminating paprika, beef in Sainsbury’s lamb kebab packets and undeclared milk in confectionery and United Biscuits’ waffles.

Welsh creamery boosts cheese output with £1M loan

South Caernarfon Creameries, the largest and oldest co-operative in Wales, is to boost cheese production, after receiving a £1M loan.

Food Manufacture Awards: could you win one?

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are open for entries: could your food or drink manufacturing business win an Oscar?

Cereal firm invests to boost jobs and capacity

Cereal ingredient producer Silvery Tweed Cereals has invested £1.5M in new equipment at its Berwick-upon-Tweed site, creating four new jobs.

Nestlé denies ‘pension betrayal’ in unions row

Nestlé has denied union claims of “pension betrayal”, after revealing plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme and replace it with a defined contribution scheme.

Nestlé’s noodles gets UK safety green light

Nestlé’s Maggi noodles have received the all-clear from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after a food safety crisis in India that is expected to cost the food giant millions of pounds.

Limagrain and Canterra Seeds in new Canadian jv

Canadian farmers are set to benefit from access to the very latest wheat seed varieties with enhanced characteristics, following a new research joint venture (jv) known as Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, located in Saskatoon, announced yesterday between French agricultural grain and seeds co-operative Limagrain and Canadian firm Canterra Seeds after...

FSA's delivery approach will change as cuts bite

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) faces big changes over the next five years if it is to continue protecting consumers from food safety and fraud incidents against a backdrop of swingeing government spending cuts.

Branson funds food firm’s marketing campaign

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson has awarded surplus food distributor Approved Food £100,000 to spend on a new marketing campaign.