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Dairy Crest, Nestlé and campylobacter all feature in this week’s edition of Good Week/ Bad Week.
Nestlé UK & Ireland has reached its target of zero waste to landfill at its Fawdon factory after using excess Toffee Crisp and Rolo ingredients to help power the site....
Food and drink start-ups should have a strong brand identity, continuously improve their product and research both the market and consumer response to their product.
Thorntons ceo Jonathan Hart will stand down from his role at the end of the chocolate manufacturer’s financial year on June 27 2015.
Free-from products dominated food innovations launched in the past four weeks.
Food manufacturer Nestlé has changed the name of its iconic Kit Kat to YouTube Break, its biggest redesign in its 80-year history.
United Biscuits (UB) will boost its overall output by pumping millions of pounds into its UK manufacturing facilities, following an initial £50M investment at its Harlesden site.
A Cornish confectionery company has pumped £600,000 into a new site, tripling production space and creating six new jobs.
Divine Chocolate’s merger of its US and UK businesses will boost the power and profits of both operations, the firm has claimed.
Small food and drink firm bosses – including a dairy, a butchery and a confectionery manufacturer – have signed a letter of support urging the Conservatives be “given the chance to...
Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Voakes Free From nailed the top prize at the FreeFrom Food Awards 2015 for its Traditional Raised Pork Pie.
Chocolate manufacturer Mars has launched its “biggest ever” football giveaway in a bid to score big with millions of football fans and boost sales of its chocolate bar.
Three cheddar, chicken and chocolate products were recalled this week because of fears they may endanger consumers’ safety.
Major food retailers missed a £5.2M sales opportunity this year because of poor Easter egg availability, according to market intelligence firm IRI.
Nestlé’s UK and Ireland chief executive and chairman has a tough reputation, but Nicholas Robinson finds out there’s more to her than that.
Labour pledged to expand the role of the supermarket watchdog to protect food producers, create better paid jobs and apprenticeships across the rural economy, while creating a “world-leading food, farm and...
Posh chocolate manufacturer and retailer Hotel Chocolat has withdrawn its ‘Milk Free Milk’ chocolates due to fears they may contain traces of milk, which were not mentioned on the product...
Food and drink manufacturers should use emotions to connect their brands with a growing community of consumers on social media site Instagram, according to the site’s boss.
Integrated Packaging Ltd has been fined an undisclosed amount after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand at the firm’s Gateshead factory in 2013.
Pleas to ditch ‘unhealthy’ snacks at tills have met with “disappointing” responses from Marks & Spencer (M&S) and WHSmith, according to the nutritionist driving the campaign.
Tooth-friendly concepts for children's confectionery have been developed by the ingredients firm Beneo.
Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut will pump nearly $6M into its latest acquisition to strengthen its US business.
More than 70 food and drink businesses have been honoured in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain list.
Nestlé has thrown open its factory doors to teachers to give them a taste of modern apprenticeships in a bid to help them communicate the career opportunities in the sector...