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First halal manager appointed by AHDB

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed its first halal sector manager.

GM food has a role in feeding Britain: Princess Royal

Food produced from genetically modified (GM) crops and animals has an important role to play in feeding Britain, the Princess Royal has told the BBC, in an interview to be...

Labour turnover falls again – as workers sit tight

Labour turnover in the British workforce fell to 14% last year – down from 16% in the previous year, according to the latest Annual Labour Turnover data from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

IFST elects new president

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has elected David Gregory as its new president, succeeding former president Maureen Edmonson.

Greencore appoints former US ambassador

Greencore has appointed a former US ambassador as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Tunnock’s workers ‘given 8.7% pay rise’

Confectionery firm Tunnock’s workers will receive an 8.7% pay rise over two years, the Unite union has revealed.

Food safety conference helps plan for change

The Food Manufacture Group’s one-day food safety conference will help businesses prepare for change over the next five years, according to food hygiene consultant and former Food Standards Agency (FSA)...

Manufacturing pay starts to rise, as inflation increases

Average pay settlements have gone up, while pay freezes have gone down, according to the latest data from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The Apprentice winner Alana hires brand ambassadors

Premium cake maker Ridiculously Rich by Alana, owned by The Apprentice 2017 winner Alana Spencer, is recruiting “an army of ambassadors” to sell its products at events across the country....

Kellogg seeks new manufacturing apprentices

Kellogg is the latest food manufacturer to launch an apprenticeship recruitment drive during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).

Petition to keep Walkers site open nears 2,000

A petition to stop Walkers’ Peterlee site from closing has received almost 2,000 signatories.

Union wants urgent Bakkavor talks over 300 job cuts

The Unite union has requested an urgent meeting with Bakkavor management after the manufacturer revealed plans to axe 300 jobs at Welcome Foods last week.

2 Sisters slams union protest for ‘untrue’ claims

2 Sisters Food Group Ltd has slammed a Unite union protest over its workers’ rights, claiming the union’s allegations were “untrue” and “misleading”.

National Apprenticeship Week

Bakkavor to recruit 40 new apprentices

Bakkavor has kicked off National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by revealing it will take on 40 new apprentices this year in manufacturing, engineering, development and HR roles.

Bakkavor to cut 300 jobs at Welcome Foods

Bakkavor plans to close its Welcome Foods ingredients plant in Nottinghamshire, putting about 300 jobs at risk.

Walkers to cut 380 jobs as it closes Peterlee factory

PepsiCo UK plans to close its Walkers crisp factory in Country Durham, putting 380 jobs at risk.

Riverside Bakery to axe 44 jobs ‘for long-term future’

Addo Food Group’s Riverside Bakery plans to cut 44 jobs to ensure the company’s long-term future, it claimed.

Low-paid staff urged to check pay ahead of wage changes

Britain’s lowest paid workers are the target of a new government advertising campaign, designed to make them aware of their rights, ahead of the rise in National Minimum and National...

Unilever staff need job assurances after Kraft bid

Unilever must reassure workers about their job security, urges the GMB union, after the manufacturer revealed it was reviewing its operations following the failed £115bn Kraft Heinz bid.

Tesco job cuts may continue after 1,700 roles axed

Tesco staff could face a second wave of job cuts this year, warned an analyst, after Britain’s biggest retailer axed 1,700 deputy manager roles.


Pork producer: ‘We’ll continue to innovate’

A meat firm boss has claimed innovation through new product development (NPD), and improved shelf-life and packaging, will allow his business to grow both supermarket sales and its own retail...

Stars of the meat industry are awarded

The ‘best of the best’ in the meat and poultry industry were recognised last week (February 21) at The Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) Annual Prize-Giving.

Dawn Farms to create 150 jobs after £21M investment

Cooked meat ingredients maker Dawn Farms will recruit 150 new workers over the next five years, after a €25M (£21.3M) investment.

Guest article

GroceryAid: ‘Everyone can turn to us’

I have been chief executive at GroceryAid for six months now and have been hugely impressed by the amazing work being carried out to support those who have served our...

Food and drinks jobs created in 2017 – in pictures

Food and drink supply chain firms have revealed plans to create more than 5,000 jobs since the beginning of this year, as reported by this website.