All news articles for January 15, 2014

Bennett will remain as chair of the FSA until a permanent appointment is made

FSA extend Bennett’s role as chair

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has extended the appointment of Tim Bennett as its chair until December 2014 or until a permanent appointment is made.

Andrew Underwood (left) and Alastair Macphie

Macphie appoints new executive chairman

By Nicholas Robinson

Alastair Macphie will become executive chairman of bakery ingredients firm Macphie later this year, following an 18-year stint as chief executive officer, as part of a management restructure.

SH Pratt managed to reduce job losses

SH Pratt cuts 86 jobs at Luton fruit plant

By Rod Addy

Fruit firm SH Pratt has confirmed 86 jobs will go at its Luton plant in Bedfordshire after the loss of a major contract to supply supermarket chain Morrisons.

Bakkavor has sold its Spring Valley Foods business in South Africa for an undisclosed sum

Bakkavor sells South African fruit business

By Michael Stones

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has sold Spring Valley Foods, its South African prepared fruit business, to In2food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Low fruit prices have helped keep consumer price inflation down

Inflation kept low as food price rises slow

By Rod Addy

Low fruit and meat prices between November and December 2013 have helped dampen consumer price inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Carr’s Milling’s Kirkcaldy mill is now fully operational

Analyst backs ‘solid’ start to Carr’s Milling year

By Rod Addy

Carr’s Milling has made a “solid” start to 2014, according to Investec analyst Nicola Mallard, confirming that its recently commissioned £17M mill in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, is performing as expected.

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