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Hunt won’t rule out sugar tax, as Jamie gets ‘more ninja’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has refused to rule out a sugar tax, as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has vowed to “get more ninja” in his bid to tackle the UK’s obesity epidemic.

Oliver has vowed to get more ninja in his campaign for a sugar tax
Business Leaders' Forum

Food business leaders more outward-looking this year

Food and drink business leaders were more outward-looking at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) ahead of a “positive” year in the food industry, despite various challenges it faces.

Business Leaders' Forum

Greencore boss warns against Brexit

A potential UK exit from the EU would have an economically damaging impact on the UK food and drink manufacturing sector, the boss of the world’s largest sandwich maker has warned.

Business Leaders’ Forum

Business Leaders: 'one person was missing'

One person was missing from the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of grocery think tank IGD. That person was the shopper, it was claimed.

Business Leaders' Forum

Market uncertainty will hinder M&A in 2016

Market conditions may not be favourable for food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) this year, despite the need for further consolidation in the sector, a leading analyst has claimed.

Arla to cut 500 jobs in efficiency plan

Arla Foods is planning to cut 500 jobs across its business, as part of structural changes designed to make the business more energy efficient and globally focused.

Kit Kat claim woman ‘won’t get lifetime supply’

A woman who has demanded a lifetime supply of Kit Kats after purchasing a defective multipack of the biscuits was unlikely to succeed despite claiming monetary and emotional distress, according to a legal expert.

Bagging machine accident costs salad firm £61k

A salad manufacturing firm has been ordered to pay more than £61,000, after one of its workers lost the tips of two fingers in a bagging machine accident.

Plastic and glass contamination force recalls

Food and drink products contaminated with plastic and glass accounted for two of eight recalls last week.

Business Leaders’ Forum

Business Leaders: ‘premier event in food calendar’

The Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – has grown to become “probably the premier event in the food calendar”,  according to host sponsor DWF.

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according to a legal expert.