All news articles for May 2014

AG Barr makes brands such as Irn Bru and Rubicon

AG Barr production shift could see 40 jobs go

By Rod Addy

AG Barr’s relocation of carton production from its Tredegar site in Wales to Milton Keynes could result in a net loss of 40 jobs as it closes the Tredegar factory.

Turner (r) and Torinsci (l) have both joined Freshtime

Freshtime appoints NPD boss

By Laurence Gibbons

Snack salad and vegetable manufacturer Freshtime has appointed Amanda Turner as its new product development manager.

Aimia Foods produces beverage and food brands under licence

Cott Corp snaps up Aimia Foods for £47M

By Rod Addy

Cott Corp’s UK business unit has clinched a deal to acquire Aimia Foods for £47M ($80M), the latest instance of a North American company investing in UK food and drink manufacturing.

Paramount 21 makes a range of seafood products mainly for foodservice customers

Paramount 21 invests to expand production

By Rod Addy

Seafood processor Paramount 21 has invested in a 464.5m2 warehouse adjacent to its Newton Abbot production site in Devon to release production space as it steps up its new product development.

Food businesses have been making progress to reduce salt, fat and sugar from their products

Action to reduce salt, fat and sugars published

By Nicholas Robinson

More than 390 food businesses have published reports on their actions to meet the Public Health Responsibility Deal, the Department of Health (DH) has announced.

The FSA lacks the resources to take on a national policing role, Brown claimed

FSA lacks resources to take on national food fraud policing role

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) lacks the resources to take on a national policing role for food fraud within a new food crime unit, as recommended by Professor Chris Elliot in his interim report following last year’s horsemeat scandal.

The HSE has prosecuted Veetee Foods for the second time this month

Rice firm fined £35k for safety failings

By Laurence Gibbons

A rice processor has been fined for safety failings for a second time this year, after a worker crushed three fingers in unguarded machinery.

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