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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. ...

Government ‘withholds’ Brexit food price estimates

The government is withholding information on how Brexit will affect food prices – raising fears of sharp rises and shortages – claims the Unite union.

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.

Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most...


Weight management: is calorie control out for the count?

Conventional advice on how to maintain health and combat obesity has come in for a bit of a battering in recent times.

Seasonings maker fined £55k for partial amputation

Food seasonings manufacturer Symrise Ltd has been fined £55,000 for health and safety failings, after a worker suffered “life changing injuries”.

First Milk to cut 30 jobs in bid ‘to boost efficiency’

Dairy processor First Milk is to cut 30 jobs across two sites in the Lake District and Wales, as part of plans to increase efficiency at its factories.

Tulip workers consider strike action after pay row

Staff at Tulip’s Coalville site are considering strike action, after senior management refused a pay rise, claimed the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union’s (BFAWU’s) regional officer. ...

Müller reveals £100M investment plan

Dairy processor Müller is to invest £100M in its UK yogurt and desserts business over the next three years, with plans to upgrade capacity and capabilities at its three sites...

News in brief

Fancy driving an F1 car? Visit Food Manufacture at PPMA Show

Fancy yourself behind the wheel of a Formula One race car? Then, pull in for a pit stop at the Food Manufacture Group’s stand during your visit to the Processing...

Food and drink firms invited to join CBI’s Manufacturing Council

UK food and drink manufacturers have been invited to form part of a new Manufacturing Council being set up by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Start-up partnerships with big firms to grow: Unilever

Food and drink industry partnerships between start-ups and large firms will continue to grow, according to a new report from Unilever.

FMEAs 2017

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 shortlist

Welcome to the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 shortlist, showcasing the achievements of the 60-plus food and drink manufacturers and individuals, some of whom will win one or more manufacturing...

Cadbury pay deal welcomed by Unite

Cadbury UK’s new pay deal, designed to counter the rising cost of inflation, has been welcomed by Unite, the union. 

Pacific tuna fishing rates ‘unsustainable’: wildlife body

Governments have been urged to agree on long-term conservation and management measures to protect threatened eastern Pacific tuna.

Food firms ‘are not ready for data protection rules’

Food and drink manufacturers are being urged to prepare for a major overhaul of data protection laws, after a survey found more than two-thirds of key business personnel had not...

Sweetdreams’ £500k new factory to create jobs

Confectionery manufacturer Sweetdreams has invested £500,000 in a new factory, with plans to create new jobs across a variety of roles.

Consumers continue to limit meat intake: survey

The flexitarian trend continues to gather pace after more than a quarter of UK consumers (28%) were found to have reduced or limited their meat consumption over a six-month period.

Antioxidant green tea extracts showcased at Drinktec

Tea extracts with a high polyphenol and catechin content were unveiled at Drinktec, which took place in Munich last week (September 11–15).

Dairy Crest brands drive volume growth

Dairy Crest’s four key brands – Cathedral City, Country Live, Clover and Frylight – will continue to drive volume growth for the company in the first half of this year,...

Finsbury posts growth in ‘challenging’ market

Speciality bread and cake manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has grown profits and sales in its latest financial results, despite “current challenges facing the industry”.

Glanbia Cheese boss elected Dairy UK chairman

Glanbia Cheese chief executive Paul Vernon has been elected chairman of the trade association Dairy UK.

Mondelēz boss urges food industry investment

Food and drink manufacturers need to invest if they want to avoid “long-term productivity issues” faced by the UK economy in the run-up to Brexit, a boss at one of...

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