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Valentine’s Day product launches – in pictures

Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year are the inspiration behind key new products, featured in our monthly gallery of new product developments.

Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year serve as inspiration for new product launches

Top food and drink trends for 2017

Personalisation and anti-inflammatory foods and drinks lead 10 key growth opportunities for food and drink manufacturers, a New Nutrition Business report revealed.

‘Potentially unsafe’ repackaged meat in FSA recall

A number of “potentially unsafe” frozen fish and chicken products were recalled over the weekend, after they had been repackaged in unapproved premises.

Morrisons leads product recalls – in pictures

Morrisons recalled batches of cupcakes for undeclared allergens last week, ahead of a recall of illegally repackaged frozen fish and chicken products in Scotland.

2 Sisters owner ‘cleared’ over Bernard Matthews deal

Boparan Private Office has “welcomed” the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) decision to clear its acquisition of turkey processor Bernard Matthews, after it was probed over the takeover.

FMEAs 2017

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars set for November 1

Wednesday November 1 is Oscar night for the food and drink manufacturing sector at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Gangmasters Licensing Authority in ‘negligence’ court case over ‘worst UK gangmaster ever’

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) will face legal action in March, after it was accused of “negligence” and “breaching the Human Rights Act” by a lawyer representing six Lithuanian men who worked for a chicken-catching company, described by the authority as the “worst UK gangmaster ever”....

Mondelēz to increase Freddo price 20% to 30p

Mondelēz International has blamed increased costs for the expected 20% price rise of its Freddo chocolate bars to 30p this spring.

Irish food and drink exports top €11bn despite Brexit

Irish food and drink exports have topped €11bn (£9.76bn) annually for the first time – but the value of exports to the UK fell by 8% following currency fluctuations and the Brexit vote.

Unilever’s energy sourcing becomes carbon neutral

Unilever UK & Ireland has become carbon neutral from energy sources at five of its UK and Ireland plants, while its parent company commits to using only recyclable plastic packaging by 2025.