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EU nationals working in food industry ‘free to remain after Brexit’

The future of up to 100,000 EU nationals already working in the UK food and drink sector will be secure after Brexit, according to the Prime Minister, Food Manufacture can exclusively reveal.

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Aldi record sales: ‘positive news for food manufacturers’

Aldi’s rising sales are good news for its food and drink suppliers, as the discount retailer is anxious to promote British brands following the Brexit vote, analysts have said.

AG Barr announces 90 job losses

Soft drinks company AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring strategy.

Aldi posts record sales with 12% yearly growth

Discount store Aldi has reported record results, including sales of £7.7bn and a year-on-year growth of 12%, in its financial year to December 31 2015.

Food and drink producers’ revenue falls to 15-year low

The UK’s top 150 food and soft drink manufacturers saw revenue fall last year for the first time in 15 years, due to deflation and investor uncertainty, according to a report from OC&C Strategy Consultants.

‘Volatile dairy prices’ push firm into administration

Manufacturer and ingredients importer Key Food Ingredients has been placed into administration, due to volatile cream and butter prices earlier this year.

Recalls sparked by wood and glue contamination

Convenience store Spar’s Midget Gems are the latest food product to be recalled in the UK, after it was discovered they may contain small pieces of wood.

Baxters fined £70k after worker mutilates hand

Soup firm Baxters Food Group was fined £70,000 on September 22 after it admitted serious health and safety failings had caused a worker’s hand to become mutilated in a pie machine.

World’s first canned real ale, cheered by CAMRA

Moor Beer’s canned beer is the first in the world to be granted accreditation from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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