All news articles for July 2014

Elliott: 'Up to government now'

Horsemeat report: delays ‘concern’ food industry

By Rod Addy

The food industry has expressed concern over the fate of Professor Chris Elliott’s final report on the handling of the 2013 horsemeat scandal, which has been delayed until Parliament’s next session.

Reebok has launched a bacon product for its 'CrossFit community'

Sports firm Reebok brings home the bacon

By Laurence Gibbons

Sports clothing firm Reebok has launched an uncured bacon product as part of its consumer engagement strategy for the 2014 CrossFit Games, which it is sponsoring.

The ASA ruled the Facebook advert should not appear in its current form

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban

By Michael Stones

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual behaviour, according to the Advertising Standards...

Lidl has seen its market share rise to a record 3.6%

Aldi and Lidl’s market share hits all-time high

By Laurence Gibbons

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl are continuing to win sales and have seen their market share hit new records, at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Greggs is on the road to deliver a full-year pre tax profit of £46.4M, said Shore Capital

Greggs boss praised by City analysts

By Michael Stones

Greggs boss Roger Whiteside received praise from City analyst Shore Capital, after the high street baker reported total sales up by 3.1% to £373M in first half results to June 28.

2 Sisters called the allegations The Guardian has levelled against it 'untrue, misleading and inaccurate'

Retailers investigate as FSA clears 2 Sisters plants

By Rod Addy

Retail investigations continue, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has cleared 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe and Llangefni poultry plants of allegations of poor hygiene standards made by The Guardian.

Register your vote for food manufacturing personality of the year now!

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

By Laurence Gibbons

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over the past year to raise the profile of food and drink manufacturing.

The study found the packaging for all products sampled correctly indicated their country of origin

Country of origin labelling study clears retailers

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) found no slip-ups over country of origin labelling on the part of retailers and wholesalers in results of a UK and Ireland study published today (July 29).