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Jamie Oliver backs drive for food industry talent

Jamie Oliver has issued a rallying cry to get the food sector behind an ambitious new plan to attract fresh young talent.

Wyke Farms ad linked to ‘Alien’ director Ridley Scott

Somerset cheese producer Wyke Farms has hired Emmy award-winning film and television director Ridley Scott’s production company to deliver its latest commercial.

New food standards in hospitals will improve nutrition

Nutritionists have defended hospital food standards launched by the government last week (August 29).

Government’s hospital food standards ‘woefully inadequate’

A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.

Three-step guide to tackle slavery in food and drink

Food and drink businesses should incorporate a three-step approach into their management practices to tackle forced labour in the industry, according to a report by Stronger Together.

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Cargill appoints new md of chocolate

Cargill has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new md of chocolate for its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia cocoa and chocolate business.

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EHL appoints new product development manager

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Morrisons’ announcement that former Tesco boss Andrew Higginson would take over as chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015 leads our selection of the latest people on the move...

FDF supports government skills push

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has praised the government’s new skills campaign, highlighting the positive impact apprenticeships have had on preparing new recruits for food industry careers....

Government fails to fund free school meals

Councils and schools have had to divert money from other budgets to ensure all pupils aged seven and under receive free school meals when the school year begins, because of...

Anti-slavery campaign gets food industry backing

The food industry has thrown its support behind a government campaign to tackle forced labour in agriculture and food supply chains.

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Hovis marketing boss stands down

Hovis marketing director Matt Hunt has announced his decision to leave the business to join digital marketing firm Futureproof.

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New sales director for fragrance business

Kent flavour, fragrance and oil manufacturer Elixarome has appointed David Howard as its new sales director.

Competition heats up among industry heavyweights

Competition to become Personality of the Year 2014 is intensifying as the deadline to vote draws closer, so readers will have to act fast to register their online nomination.

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Dairy UK boss tackling challenges

Dr Judith Bryans is making her mark as Dairy UK’s chief executive, reports Nicholas Robinson

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Oxford Farming Conference appoints new directors

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) board has appointed several new directors in preparation for the three-day event in January 2015.

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Macphie appoints new commercial director

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie of Glenbervie has appointed Shan Richards as its commercial director, replacing Andrew Underwood who was promoted to md in April.

Poor resources to check food industry worker abuse

Resources are scarce to police employee abuse in the food industry and the rise of zero-hour contracts has made workers more vulnerable, according to a senior employment lawyer.

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Dunbia appoints former Moy Park director

Meat processor Dunbia has appointed former Moy Park director Tony O’Neill as its new group deputy chief executive, effective September 1 2014.

Food industry fails to share 800M surplus meals

Poverty-stricken consumers are being denied 400,000t of surplus food and the food industry could help solve this problem, according to food redistribution charity FareShare.

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Diageo finds new director on Facebook

Diageo has appointed Facebook director Nicola Mendelsohn as a non-executive director, effective September 1 2014.

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over...

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.

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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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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 the Queen hates shellfish, according to the chefs that prepare their food.