All news articles for September 2015

Morrisons plans to increase basic pay rate from £6.83 an hour to £8.20 an hour

Morrisons follows Lidl and gives pay rise

By Alice Foster

Morrisons has announced a pay rise for store staff at a cost of £40M, following the lead of discount supermarket Lidl earlier this month.

Organised food crime was not yet a UK problem but could soon become one, said the head of the new Food Crime Unit

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Organised food crime: time to face the threat

By Michael Stones

The UK food and drink industry should start preparing now to beat the challenge of organised crime, which could plague the industry in “a few years’ time”, warns the head of food crime at the Food Standards Agency.

Tate & Lyle has been ordered to pay £18M in damages

Tate & Lyle ordered to pay £18M in damages

By Laurence Gibbons

Tate & Lyle plc has been ordered to pay £18M in damages to American Sugar Refining (ASR) by the Commercial Court in London after the US firm acquired its EU sugars business.

FDF director general Ian Wright (second left) sits on a fringe event panel

Labour conference: food policy remains unclear

By Alice Foster

Labour needs more time to develop its food policy, while industry should respect the vegan convictions of the new shadow environment secretary, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

A number of key issues will be debated at the Food safety conference

Food safety conference to arm delegates with key insights

By Laurence Gibbons

Insight into the latest food safety scientific and technological developments and an understanding about the complexity of the food supply chain will be the key topics under discussion at the Food Manufacture Group’s Food safety conference tomorrow (September...

Carlsberg workers who belong to Unite are to take industrial action from Thursday

Carlsberg workers take industrial action: Unite

By Michael Stones

Nearly 200 Carlsberg engineers, brewers, processors and packers will take part in an a continuous ban on overtime and work-to-rule on Thursday (October 1), after the firm imposed what Unite the union described as a worldwide pay freeze.