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Samworth defends sacking after union backlash

Samworth Brothers Ltd has defended its decision to sack an employee, after the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) slammed the dismissal as “shameful”, claiming the employee was sacked for...

Bakkavor appoints two non-executive directors

Own-label food manufacturer Bakkavor has appointed two non-executive directors, as part of the company’s plans for growth in the UK and internationally.

Veg sector ‘most at risk’ from Brexit labour shortages

Brexit is the greatest policy challenge facing UK farmers at present, with continued uncertainty about access to the single market and huge concerns about access to workers from EU Member...

Me and My Factory

Inside manufacturing: Ramona’s Kitchen

It takes talent and drive to go from a home cooking enthusiast to an award-winning manufacturer of Mediterranean cuisine, and Ramona Hazan appears to have both in droves.

Bakkavor to recruit 310 staff after ‘increased demand’

Ready meals specialist Bakkavor is recruiting 310 people for factory production and management roles in Lincolnshire, after “increased demand from its customers”, the manufacturer revealed today (November 28).

Food Standards Agency chief executive to stand down

Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Catherine Brown has resigned from her role and will leave the organisation by the end of March 2017.

How to save money? Go environmentally-friendly

Food and drink manufacturers could cut costs by operating more sustainably, dairy firm Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier has claimed.

New appointments in food and drink industry – photogallery

There have been a number of high profile appointments over the past month in the food and drink industry.

Diageo workers to strike over pension row

Diageo workers have voted in favour of industrial action in a row over pension changes.

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Food manufacturing Oscars – video highlights

The best of the best in the food and drink manufacturing industry were celebrated at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month. Enjoy the video highlights of the...

FMEAs

Bradgate Bakery youngster wins Young Talent award

Bradgate Bakery’s Wojciech Kalinowski has landed the prestigious Young Talent of the Year award in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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Bradgate Bakery young talent highlights social media importance

Social media should be used more effectively to recruit youngsters, according to the winner of the Young Talent of the Year award at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016, Wojciech Kalinowski.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016 – in pictures

Mash Direct was the big winner in this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the Hilton on Park Lane, London, on November 2. Here, we capture highlights of the...

FMEAs

Wyke Farms’s md: ‘All our markets look for environmental sustainability’

Wyke Farms’s customers worldwide demand high environmental standards, says the cheese maker’s md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video interview, after winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA).

Me and My Factory

Cake manufacturer reveals expansion plans

Fledgling company Cake is ready to take on more orders after moving to a new factory in February, bakery manager Tracey Lindle tells Noli Dinkovski.

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Moy Park wins top marks for training in manufacturing Oscars

Moy Park has won top marks in the Training programme of the year category of this year’s food and drink manufacturing Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Nestlé pledges 3,000 job opportunities for youngsters

Nestlé has pledged to offer at least 3,000 new employment opportunities for young people in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

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Food safety: stopping a risk becoming a crisis

Stopping a food safety challenge becoming a multi-million pound crisis depends on first acknowledging the problem and having a recovery strategy in place to mitigate it, according to DWF partner...

Food safety conference: chairman’s highlights

Greater sharing of food safety information was a key theme of Food Manufacture’s food safety conference, highlighted by conference chairman Professor Colin Dennis in this exclusive video interview.

Food industry ‘needs to recruit more women’

The food and drink manufacturing sector needs to recruit more women, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after a government-backed review recommended the appointment of more women bosses in...

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Coca-Cola boss wins management Oscar

The Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) operations director of Europe’s largest soft drinks plant has won the inaugural Me & my factory – editor’s choice award in the food and drink...

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

2 Sisters boss: Trailblazers to make a ‘huge difference’

The Trailblazers apprenticeship programme will make a key contribution to attracting young talent into food and drink manufacturing, says 2 Sisters boss Janette Graham in this exclusive video interview, filmed...

More than 100 jobs saved at bakery chain

Up to 100 jobs have been saved at Cooplands Bakery, after the firm was bought out of administration last week.

Workers begin strike at sweet factory after pay row

Workers at sweet manufacturer Tangerine’s York factory began their four-day strike yesterday (November 8), after final pay negotiations between employer and employees broke down on Monday afternoon (November 7).

Union demands justification for 389 Müller job cuts

Unite the union has demanded to see Müller’s financial figures after the dairy firm revealed plans to close its Chadwell Heath factory, north London, cutting 389 jobs.

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