All news articles for December 21, 2016

Processed meat linked to exacerbating asthma symptoms (Flickr/Andrew Malone)

Processed meat linked to aggravating asthma

By Matt Atherton

Research linking processed meat and asthma needs more evidence, claimed the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) and Asthma UK, after scientists reported the link this week (December 20).

Barrier-free access to the EU Single Market is vital: CBI

Barrier-free EU Single Market access is vital: CBI

By James Ridler

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has repeated calls for barrier-free access to the EU’s Single Market after Brexit, following food industry calls for continued access to its 500M customers.

Weetabix may be sold by majority owner Bright Food Group (Flickr/AlexParis)

Weetabix may be sold in £1bn deal

By Matt Atherton

Weetabix could be sold for about £1bn in January, after its majority owner – China’s Bright Food Group – reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to sell the breakfast cereal manufacturer.

Xylene, a chemical found in paint thinner, sparked a recall of gravy sold at Lidl

Harmful chemicals force Lidl gravy recall

By James Ridler

Discount retailer Lidl has recalled two batches of gravy granules, after harmful levels of a chemical found in paint stripper were discovered in them.

Destiny Foods agreed a merger with Compagnie des Desserts

Destiny Foods agrees £60M merger

By Matt Atherton

Specialist desserts manufacturer Destiny Foods has completed a merger with global desserts maker La Compagnie des Desserts, to create a £60M-a-year turnover company.

ICH ltd was fined £20k after a worker fell through the ceiling of an Iceland Foods store

Firm fined £20k for Iceland ceiling fall

By James Ridler

A firm has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 for safety failings, after one of its workers fell through the ceiling of an Iceland Foods’s store.

Workers at Weetabix voted to strike (Flickr/Sean MacEntee)

Weetabix staff to strike over shift changes

By Matt Atherton

Weetabix’s Corby and Kettering factory workers have voted to strike over proposed shift changes, after talks between the manufacturer and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) broke down, the union claimed.

See the latest food and drink industry appointments in this gallery

Food and drink appointments – photogallery

By James Ridler

December has been a busy month for people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry, with Coca-Cola, Tate & Lyle and Bakkavor making changes to their senior management teams.

What do millennials really think about the sugar tax? Watch this video to find out

Sugar tax

The sugar tax: what do millennials really think?

By Michael Stones

What do youngsters really think about the impact of the soft drinks levy, due to be introduced in 2018? After research published in The Lancet last week backed claims that the levy alone could not remedy Britain’s obesity epidemic, we look back at video...

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