All news articles for November 2012

The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned 'to persue other interests'

Premier Foods’ Hovis boss quits after a year

By Mike Stones

The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned from his position, the week after the firm revealed plans to close two bakeries in Birmingham and London with the loss of 900 jobs.

Shopping with confidence. Prices and promotions should be fair and meaningful, said the OFT

OFT price promotions plan ‘doesn’t go far enough’

By Mike Stones

Consumer watchdog Which? says the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT’s) clarification to retailers on how to correctly advertise and promote discounted prices for food and drink doesn’t go far enough.

The European Commission refused to comment on the Leveson report

Leveson: EC silent on media’s euro-coverage

By Mike Stones

The European Commission (EC) declined to comment on Lord Justice Leveson’s report into the culture, practice and ethics of the press yesterday (November 29), despite one of its officials claiming in the summer that the British media often misrepresented...

Eddie Stobart drivers are to go on continuous strike from December 6

Eddie Stobart Tesco drivers to go on ‘continuous strike’

By Laurence Gibbons

Eddie Stobart’s Tesco drivers are to go on “continuous strike” after rejecting the transport firm’s “final offer” of financial support in the deepening row over 183 jobs cuts at a Doncaster distribution hub.

Food manufacturers say salt is a key ingredient in the cheese-making process

Salty cheese claims denied by dairy industry

By Mike Stones

The Dairy Council has denied claims from the pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) that food manufacturers add too much salt to cheese.

EFSA rejected the Seralini GM Roundup cancer study

Food safety watchdog rejects GM Roundup cancer study

By Mike Stones

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has officially rejected controversial research linking Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and genetically modified (GM) maize with cancer and premature death.

Sullivan stands down as Greencore chairman, after 10 years in the role

New chairman for Greencore

By Laurence Gibbons

Chilled food manufacturer Greencore has announced that Gary Kennedy will succeed Ned Sullivan as chairman when he retires after the annual general meeting in January.

Britvic Fruit Shoot recall costs dear

Britvic results hit by £17M Fruit Shoot recall

By Mike Stones

Soft drinks firm Britvic has reported a near 20% fall in profits, after an Essex boy choked on a newly designed lid of a Fruit Shoot bottle, forcing a £17M product recall.

Food manufacturing news for November

Top food manufacturing news for November – in pictures

By Mike Stones

A photogallery of the Food Manufacturing Excellence awards proved the most popular article on in November. But news from Bakkavör, Morrisons, Tesco and Vion also featured in the list of our eight most popular articles.

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