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FSA to stop reporting on top supermarkets’ campylobacter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to stop naming the top nine supermarkets in its annual survey on campylobacter contamination in chickens, as it turns its attention to smaller establishments. ...

Insect protein firm wins new BBC food supply chain award

Insect protein firm AgriProtein has won the inaugural BBC Food Chain Global Champion award, for its pioneering work to help develop animal feeds from food waste.

2 Sisters joins Tesco pledge to cut food waste

2 Sisters Food Group, Bakkavor and Moy Park have pledged to halve their food waste by 2030, in partnership with Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket.

Manufacturers embark on China trade mission

Food and drink manufacturers are joining a trade mission to the “prime market” of China to meet distributors and buyers, in a bid to boost exports.

Christmas will ‘grind to a halt’ without EU workers

Christmas 2017 could be under threat of ‘grinding to a halt’ if there is a lack of migrant workers to process orders, warned a warehouse equipment supplier, while the Freight...

Suppliers urged to learn Groceries Code

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), in order to strengthen their hand in negotiations...


Pork giant Tulip to invest ‘up to £70M’ in 2018

Meat processor Tulip is to invest “up to £70M” in acquisitions, equipment and product innovation next year, after returning to a trading profit this summer, its boss has exclusively told...

News in brief

Gist opens new food distribution centre in Scotland

A food logistics firm plans to grow its temperature-controlled operation after opening a new 7,400m2 distribution centre in Scotland. 

2 Sisters’ suppliers win red meat awards

2 Sisters Food Group has awarded trophies and cash prizes to the best steak and lamb rack suppliers to its Merthyr Tydfil site.

Contaminated egg scandal ‘could have been avoided’

The fipronil imported egg scandal – which saw at least 700,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide enter the UK – could have been avoided with stronger supply chain management, claims consultancy Adjuno.

Exports reach record £10.2bn as EU sales jump

UK food and drink exports reached a record-high of £10.2bn in the first half of this year, as exports to EU countries topped £6bn for the first time.

Food exports: ‘government must do more to help’

The UK is “open for business” with the rest of the world, but government needs to do more to promote food and drink exports before and after Brexit, a senior...

Scottish dairy sector urged to raise output

A Scottish dairy boss has called on the sector to “think big” and increase production in order to make the most of the economic uncertainties posed by Brexit.

Food firms urged to exploit intelligent supply chains

Food and drink manufacturers need to be “nimble enough to evolve on the fly” in embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) if they want to avoid losing business, a...

New £200M pork export deal will ‘support 1,500 jobs’

Food manufacturers are set to benefit from a new £200M export deal with China, supporting 1,500 jobs in the pork industry, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

Fipronil: food firms ‘must reconsider egg sourcing’

British Lion Egg Processors has urged food manufacturers to reconsider their egg sourcing, after it emerged eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had been distributed in the UK.

Motorway closed after flour truck crash

Motorists were left stranded over the weekend, after a collision between a lorry and a caravan in the early hours of Saturday morning left 24t of flour strewn across the...

Welsh ports key to trading success after Brexit

Welsh ports are key to the future success of Britain’s trading relationships post-Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Faccenda approves supplier after ‘cruelty’ claims

Meat processor Faccenda has approved one of its suppliers to continue activities, after an animal rights activist body’s investigation alleged “extreme suffering and cruelty” of birds at the site....

Refrigeration spotlight

Frozen transport to and from Continent rises

Supply chain specialist NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics is expecting further growth in the volumes of frozen food it handles both into and out of the UK.

Survey to highlight supply chain priorities

The Food Manufacture Group is conducting an online survey to gauge the industry’s views on the ever-changing food and drink supply chain and logistics sector. Enter now for your chance...

Palm oil firms unite to protect endangered orangutans

Some of the world’s largest palm oil companies have committed to an alliance with conservation experts and the Orangutan Land Trust to better manage orangutans and other wildlife in palm...

Pea protein giant in €40M plant spend

A plant-based ingredients maker is to meet growing global demand for pea protein by ploughing €40M (£35M) into increasing its production capacity in France.

Suspended jail sentence after bread basket misuse

A Coventry baker has been handed a suspended prison sentence and fined £3,000, after breaching injunctions not to use equipment belonging to Bakers Basco and its shareholders.

Manufacturers sign up for shared data system

Mondelēz, Nestlé and PepsiCo have joined an industry-wide programme to regulate the management of shared product data.