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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.

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).

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.

FSA gives poultry plants green light, says 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe and Llangefni plants have passed Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits, according to the company.

Supermarket bosses hit back at Tesco tax plan

Calls for a £400M levy on supermarkets – dubbed the Tesco tax – would lead to higher food prices, according to retail bosses.

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Tesco boss Philip Clarke’s decision to quit the retailer on October 1 2014 leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food industry.

Cranswick expected to invest £25M in operations

Cranswick is expected to pump £25M into operations this year, as it presses ahead with rapid chilling and cooked meat investment.

Overheard at Waitrose Facebook page goes viral

A new Facebook page – Overheard in Waitrose – allegedly reporting conversations overheard in the posh retailer has gone viral with more than 175,0000 ‘likes’ in its first four days.

Poultry firm and contractors fined £84k for safety failures

A Lincolnshire poultry firm and four of its contractors have been ordered to pay more than £84,000 for repeated safety failings in prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Drinks giant teams with London mayor for obesity strategy

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has teamed up with drinks firm Coca-Cola Great Britain for a £1M project to encourage Londoners to become more active and tackle obesity.

Morrisons staff complete new leadership course

A Morrisons-sponsored degree course in leadership and logistics, designed for the retailer’s own staff, has yielded its first graduates at the University of Hull.

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BBC TV judge appointed as railway station’s food curator

BBC TV’s Great British Menu judge Matthew Fort has been appointed as the first ever food curator at St Pancras International railway station.

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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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