All news articles for August 2014

Humber investment creates 222 new jobs

Humber's food industry secures 222 jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

More than 200 jobs have been created in the Humber’s food industry, following a £1.4M investment from a local enterprise partnership (LEP).

Experts call for one set of regulations for the global food industry

Experts call for global collaboration on food fraud

By Nicholas Robinson

Global food businesses must work to one security standard for all food types if the threat of fraud and foodborne diseases is to be reduced, according to a major new report.

Tesco: 'We have taken prudent and decisive action'

Tesco’s fortunes lurch from bad to worse

By Rod Addy

Tesco, a “once great company” according to a leading food industry analyst, has downgraded its profit forecasts and brought forward the date of Philip Clarke’s handover to new ceo Dave Lewis.

Food and drink firms need to adopt a three-step approach to tackle slavery in the industry

Three-step guide to tackle slavery in food and drink

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink businesses should incorporate a three-step approach into their management practices to tackle forced labour in the industry, according to a report by Stronger Together.

The science behind ice cream revealed

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufactured ice creams can offer a superior taste experience when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

Pasta Reale processed fresh and filled pasta

Almost 170 jobs go as Pasta Reale goes under

By Rod Addy

Almost 170 jobs have been lost at fresh and filled pasta processor Pasta Reale as the Sussex-based company called in administrators from BDO on August 26 after 35 years of trading.

Demeyere first joined Cargill in 1998

Cargill appoints new md of chocolate

By Laurence Gibbons

Cargill has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new md of chocolate for its Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia cocoa and chocolate business.

Food and drink SMEs have budgeted for staff development

38,000 jobs could be created by SMEs in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

Nearly 40,000 new food and drink manufacturing jobs could be created within the next year, as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) prepare to spend more money on staff.

Davis will bring over 27 years’ experience to the role

EHL appoints new product development manager

By Laurence Gibbons

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

Campaigners claim GM crops are treated with pesticide that harms wildlife

GM feed warning from anti-GM campaign group

By Rod Addy

GeneWatch UK has called on supermarkets to wake up to the environmental harm caused by genetically modified (GM) animal feed, imported from North and South America.

Nestle has invested in sustainability

Nestle invests £329M in sustainability

By Laurence Gibbons

Nestle has invested €414M (£329M) in a new strategy to source 100% of its permanent range of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees sustainably and improve farmer welfare.

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