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Premier Foods: label rules ‘biggest change in over 25 years’

“The biggest overhaul of food labelling for over 25 years,” is how Premier Foods summarises the implications of the EU’s new Food Information to Consumers Regulation – due to be...

Premier Foods debt reduction reports ‘all supposition’

Further details of a Premier Foods’s debt reduction deal did not surprise City analysts, although they claimed the press reports represented little real progress.

UK employment figures don’t dent food vacancies

The skills gap in the food and drink manufacturing sector has not shrunk, despite the latest government statistics showing that UK unemployment overall has fallen.

RBS Group pumps £33M into KTC Edibles

RBS Group has provided £33M worth of funding to help boost UK fats and oils firm KTC Edibles’ organic expansion plans.

New peanut allergy treatment for kids ‘a great success’

A cure for children suffering the misery – and sometimes fatal consequences – of peanut allergy has moved significantly closer, according to a consultant allergist involved in a new ground-breaking study.

Ocado cash flow growth ‘not expected anytime soon’

Online grocery distribution business Ocado will not deliver cash flow growth in the short term, according to City analyst Shore Capital, after the online grocery distribution business released its results...

UK management stay in Tilda rice deal

Rice brand Tilda’s UK management team will be kept on to drive the growth of the brand following its acquisition by US-based Hain Celestial Group.

Heinz and others force smaller firms to play ‘ketchup’

Heinz and other big table sauce manufacturers are putting the profits of smaller players under massive pressure, according to a fresh report from Rabobank.

Premier Foods boss joins Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

Premier Foods boss Gavin Darby has been appointed chair of the Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (FEIAB) for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.

Sainsbury’s Q3 results greeted with relief by City analysts

Sainsbury’s third quarter results for the 14 weeks to January 4 2014 were greeted with relief by City analysts, as the supermarket’s boss Justin King pledged to stay at the...

Food labelling should be priority for Greek presidency

The Greek presidency of the EU Council should make industry consultation on new food labelling rules one of its four key priorities, says the European food manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope.

Dragon’s Den sisters win New Year’s honours

Chinese sauce manufacturers Helen and Lisa Tse – who started their food business with a £50,000 investment from the Dragons’ Den TV programme – have each been awarded a Member of...

Premier Foods’ debt deal a step forward

Premier Foods’ refinancing deal, announced last week (December 19) is “a step in the right direction”, but investors will remain ambivalent until more progress is made, according to industry commentators.

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Premier Foods completes re-financing deal

Premier Foods has completed a re-financing deal, three months ahead of the expiry date of its existing arrangements.

Princes canned food firm reports profit up 30%

Canned food manufacturer Princes has reported a near 30% boost in profit and group sales up by 15%, in the year to March 31 2013.

Pasta Foods snaps up Norwich pasta plant

Pasta Foods is creating 50 jobs by expanding into a newly bought factory in Norwich, helped by £500,000 worth of funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) Growing Business...

Unilever in 2,000 job cut plan, says City analyst

Unilever is to cut 2,000 jobs, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon, after attending the manufacturing giant’s annual investor day this week.

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Noble Foods appoints ABP veteran as new boss

Noble Foods has appointed Andrew Cracknell as its new chief executive, following Peter Thornton’s decision to stand down from the role after five years.

Dragons' Den firm sells Chinese sauce to China

Dragons’ Den winners Helen and Lisa Tse – the driving force behind Chinese sauce manufacturer and Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin – have thanked Prime Minister David Cameron, after he helped...

Unite urges parliamentary debate on food banks

Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has demanded a parliamentary debate into hunger, as the nation’s food banks prepare to feed 60,000 people this Christmas.

Moy Park creates 450 full time jobs at Anwick factory

Poultry processor Moy Park has created 450 permanent full time jobs at its Anwick poultry processing site in Lincolnshire.

Chippindale Foods’ £4.2M investment to increase output

Yorkshire-based egg producer Chippindale Foods has invested £4.2M in a new 55,000m2 production facility in Flaxby, North Yorkshire, to boost output, following growing demand for its products.

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

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Dairy Crest and British Sugar jointly win food manufacturing Oscar

British Sugar and Dairy Crest have jointly won the Judges’ Star Performer award in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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Food manufacturing excellence awards – in pictures

Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the...