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Love Hearts maker Swizzles features on BBC show

Sweet manufacturer Swizzels opened its doors to BBC Two series ‘Inside the Factory’ last night (August 23), as the programme explored its Derbyshire-based factory, which produces Drumsticks, Love Hearts and Parma Violets....

Frozen food boss leaves organisation on a positive note

Brian Young, chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) said the organisation is now “modern and forward-thinking”, as he looked back on his 10 years in charge.

Consumers call for campylobacter reductions

Two thirds (66%) of consumers think the poultry industry should do more to reduce campylobacter contamination beyond the agreed current target of less than 10%.

Morrisons hires worker to watch The Great British Bake Off

Morrisons has cooked up a “dream job” for keen baker Anastasia Duncanson, who was employed to watch the upcoming season seven of the BBC TV show The Great British Bake Off, and react to the...

Health is the focus in Food Standards Scotland’s five-year plan

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) outlined measures to improve the safety of food and tackle the growing obesity problem north of the border, as it focused on health and nutrition in...

Manufacturers will struggle to replace EU staff post-Brexit

Food manufacturers face a “particularly challenging” time following the Brexit vote, as nearly 40% of the industry’s workforce are migrants and the overall damage to the economy is likely to reduce staff...

Manufacturing oscars

Personality candidates battle for manufacturing Oscar

Six food and drink industry leaders are battling it out for the coveted title Food Manufacture Personality of the Year. So, who will you vote for?

George Eustice visits renewed Ambrosia site

Food and farming minister George Eustice visited Premier Foods’s Ambrosia Creamery in Devon on August 10, after the manufacturer invested more than £12M to refurbish the factory.

Nestlé agrees pension deal with union workers

Nestlé has agreed to a new pension scheme with GMB and Unite workers after a year-long dispute was resolved.

Soft drinks sugar tax to cost 4,000 jobs

The soft drinks sugar tax would threaten 4,000 jobs and cost £132M according to an Oxford Economics report.

Food Manufacturing Oscars

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Star performers

Book your place at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which take place at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Wednesday November 2.

Food Manufacturing Oscars

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Sponsors profiles 2016

Big thanks to the sponsors of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which take place at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Wednesday November 2. Here's a quick guide this...

Bakkavor row sparks union protest at Sainsbury

Bakkavor workers belonging to the GMB union plan to protest outside Sainsbury’s London headquarters on Friday (August 12), as part of a row over changes to their pay and conditions.

The Big Interview

The Black Farmer: Brand of Plenty

Having survived cancer, The Black Farmer is on a mission to boost sales, reports Noli Dinkovski.

2 Sisters boss welcomes new apprentice plan

The new Industry Approved Apprenticeship Programmes (IAAP) for the food and drink industry “puts employers in the driving seat with regards to standards”, says 2 Sisters Food Group’s people and change...

News in brief

Survey to highlight supply chain challenges

The Food Manufacture Group is conducting an online survey of logistics and supply chain professionals to gather data on the implications for the food and drink sector of the momentous...

FDF signs letter calling for delayed apprenticeship levy

The government’s controversial Apprenticeship Levy should be put on hold, according to a letter signed by the leaders of the Food and Drink Federation and 11 other business groups.

Brexit creates fears over future of EU workers

The director at a UK pork processor has voiced his concerns over the impact of Brexit on his workforce and the wider sector.

600 jobs set for axe after brewer mega-merger

Fears are growing for the future of nearly 600 jobs at SABMiller after brewing giant AB InBev confirmed its takeover of the brewer would “significantly impact” its existing UK locations.

Sprite’s ‘brutally refreshing’ ad sparks sexism row

Sprite’s latest advertising campaign sparked claims of sexism on social media, after the brand used slogans including ‘She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo’, and ‘You’re not popular, you’re eas’”....

Me and My Factory

Problem-solving through teamwork at Kellogg UK

Delivering a high-quality consistent product and a tireless quest to improve working practices are what drive Tony O’Brien on after seven years as plant director at Kellogg UK’s Manchester factory....

Health hazard risk from dermatitis, after £40k fine

Food manufacturers have been encouraged to check their hand hygiene procedures after a supplier was fined £40,000 for failing to adequately protect an employee against contact dermatitis.

Exclusive interview

The Black Farmer: ‘brands are the future’

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones didn’t build a £10M business by sitting still – so Food Manufacture caught up with him while driving through the streets of London.

2 Sisters’ RF Brookes workers in M&S protest

Workers at 2 Sisters’ RF Brookes factory staged a protest outside a Marks & Spencer (M&S) store in Cardiff on Saturday (July 30), as part of action against proposed changes...

Samworth union row intensifies after ‘bullying’ letter

Samworth Brothers’ long-running dispute with a bakers’ union is set to intensify after the manufacturer was accused of circulating a “bullying” letter to its workers, in a bid to sign...