All news articles for December 2017

Cost-cutting has led to a rise in food and drink recalls, claimed Lockton

Cost-cutting sparks rise in food and drink recalls

By James Ridler

Cost-cutting by food and drink manufacturers has sparked a rise in product recalls over the past six years, as the number of foods recalled for being contaminated with foreign bodies has more than tripled, claimed insurance broker Lockton.

Raisio has sold its confectionery business to Valeo Foods

Poppets owner to sell off confectionery business

By James Ridler

Finnish food group Raisio, owner of the Poppets and Fox’s Glacier Mints brands, has sold its confectionery business to Ireland-based Valeo Foods in a deal worth €100M (£88.6M).

Naked Bacon will be available in UK supermarkets from January 10

Nitrite-free bacon set for UK launch

By Noli Dinkovski

A bacon product free of cancer-causing nitrites is to launch in the UK following a £14M investment by Northern Irish meat processor Finnebrogue.

The Food Manufacture Group wishes you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year

Festive best wishes from the Food Manufacture team

By Mike Stones

Festive best wishes from everyone at the Food Manufacture Group. The team will return on Tuesday January 2 to bring you more news, views, insight and analysis from Britain’s biggest and best manufacturing sector: food and drink.

Minimum unit price for alcohol: ‘unlikely’ in England

England ‘unlikely to get minimum booze price’

By Noli Dinkovski

The adoption of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland is unlikely to be replicated in England under the current government – but Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to follow suit – a leading academic behind the research into its effectiveness...

UK wants a Brexit transition deal that protects fishermen and fish processors

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Michael Gove bullish on transition deal for UK fisheries

By Rick Pendrous

The UK is seeking a reduced post-Brexit transition period of nine to 10 months for fisheries ending in January 2020 when it hopes to adopt the status of Independent Coastal State in law to protect the UK fishing industry.

Metal contamination sparked a recall of Greencore wraps

Metal contamination sparks Greencore recall

By James Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has been forced to recall wraps from three supermarkets, after they were contaminated with small pieces of metal.

Top five food and drink deals of 2017: Catalyst

Top five food and drink deals of 2017: Catalyst

By James Ridler

The acquisitions of sports nutrition firm Grenade and cereal brand Weetabix were two of the top five food and drink deals of 2017, featured in this photogallery, according to market analyst Catalyst Corporate Finance.

Strike action has been called off at meat firm Scotbeef

Scotbeef strike called off by union

By James Ridler

Strike action has been called off at meat firm Scotbeef, after a new round of talks between the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) and the company.

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