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Tulip plans 118 job cuts in King’s Lynn

Meat processor Tulip plans 118 job cuts at its King’s Lynn food production plant, as part of a restructuring strategy.

2 Sisters expands cutting line to create 150 jobs

2 Sisters Food Group will create 150 new jobs at its chicken processing site in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, after expanding its cutting operation.

The Big Interview

Frozen food has hot prospects: new BFFF boss

New British Frozen Food Federation boss John Hyman tells Noli Dinkovski that manufacturers have a huge opportunity to grow the £8bn sector further

FMEAs

FMEA Oscar hopefuls ‘should play to their strengths’

Entrants to this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) should use their unique strengths as the basis for their entries, recommended FMEA judge Simon Chattock, ahead of the deadline for...

Coke boss gives packaging sustainability advice

Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) head of sustainability Nick Brown is urging food and drink manufacturers to reform recycled packaging collection systems, as his business steps up its recycling programme.

FMEAs

Labour ‘one of this year’s awards themes’: FMEA judge

Coping with the challenges of a reduced labour market will be one of the key themes of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA), predicts FMEA judge, Jeremy Richardson, speaking...

Me and My Factory

Cheese success is based on innovation: Windyridge

Windyridge Cheese boss Melvin Glynn explains why the key to success is innovation.

Reports from IFT17

IFT show highlights food science communication

The passion to communicate food science more effectively characterised the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Las Vegas last month, according to the organisation’s immediate...

Co-op suppliers ‘not impacted’ by 285 job cuts

The Co-op will still work with local suppliers despite closing three distribution centres across the UK and putting 285 jobs at risk, the retailer said this week (July 10).

Adelie Foods to close sites putting ‘180’ jobs at risk

Food-to-go manufacturer Adelie Foods plans to close its Middlesbrough food factory and its Leicester distribution facility, putting a reported 180 jobs at risk.

Half of Britons admit to snack serving size confusion

More than half of UK consumers admit to not knowing what constitutes a single serving of snacks such as crisps, revealed a new survey commissioned by gluten-free snack manufacturer Wellaby’s....

Fish firm in ‘ground-breaking’ virtual reality training

Fish processor Icelandic Seachill will take part in a “ground-breaking project” to train food and drink manufacturing workers by using virtual reality, after education provider the Grimsby Institute Group won a £90,000...

Food Safety Conference

Food safety culture ‘important for product delivery’

Food safety culture plays an important role in delivering a high quality product, says Kolak Snack Foods head of technical Sterling Crew.

Morrisons hires former SABMiller supply boss

Morrisons has appointed Tony van Kralingen as non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee, praising his supply chain and manufacturing experience. 

Addo restructure plans could put jobs at risk

Jobs could be at risk at savoury pastry producer Addo Food Group, following plans to restructure its Poole bakery.

FMEAs

Ways to win a food or drink manufacturing Oscar

Showcasing innovation, answering each question individually and using award entries to measure year-on-year improvement were Mash Direct’s top three tips for winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA), after the...

ME AND MY FACTORY

Cheese blending boss on exclusive Guinness deal

A cheese blending boss has claimed a new factory and an exclusive Guinness deal is likely to double the turnover of his business by the end of the year.

Nestlé ‘could save almost 300 jobs with £1M boost’

Nestlé could prevent about 300 job cuts – and keep Blue Riband chocolate bar production in the UK – with a £1M investment, claims the GMB union, which urged the...

FoodDrinkEurope elects new president

FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink manufacturers’ organisation, has elected Mondelēz vice president Hubert Weber as its new president.

Organic tea boss: demand for premium goes global

Organic tea maker Clipper Teas is experiencing “real international demand” for premium black tea variants, according to the man responsible for developing the business.

Finsbury appoints non-executive director

Speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has appointed Bob Beveridge as a non-executive director.

News in brief

Food surplus supermarket makes senior appointment

Food surplus supermarket Community Shop has appointed Shore Capital director and head of research Clive Black as a non-executive director, as it hits £1M annual turnover.

IFT17 exclusive

‘Food science’s top challenge: confirmation bias’

Food science’s top challenge is combating confirmation bias – people’s preference to accept information that confirms their pre-existing views – warns Oscar-nominated film director Scott Hamilton Kennedy.

2 Sisters and Weetabix lead appointments gallery

Senior appointments by 2 Sisters and Weetabix lead our latest gallery of people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry.

One-third of foreign workers plan to leave UK

One-third of foreign workers are considering leaving the UK, with highly-skilled EU workers the most likely to leave, revealed a survey from financial consultancy Deloitte.

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