All news articles for March 2018

RAP’s modified atmosphere Carton Food-tray is now appearing on UK supermarket shelves

A secondary role for plastics

By Paul Gander

‘Eliminate plastics’ may be the new battle, but one UK company has been working to minimise their role for two decades.

2 Sisters is in consultation with staff at ‘loss-making’ Five Star Fish

Hundreds of jobs at risk at 2 Sisters fish firm

By James Ridler

Up to 400 jobs are at risk at Grimsby-based fish processor Five Star Fish, after owner 2 Sisters Food Group revealed plans to enter into consultation with colleagues and customers at the “loss-making site”.

The World Wildlife Fund has claimed lamb cawl has a high carbon footprint

Food industry fights WWF lamb pollution claims

By Aidan Fortune

The sheep meat industry has slammed the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over a report that claims the traditional Welsh dish of lamb cawl is the most polluting of several classic British meals.

 Naturex specialises in plant-based extracts

Flavourings firm Givaudan in plant-based extract acquisition

By Noli Dinkovski

Swiss flavourings giant Givaudan has bolstered its natural ingredients offer after agreeing to buy a 40.6% stake in French firm Naturex for €522m (£457m), and launching a cash tender offer for the remaining shares.

Cod fillets, curry powder and dried mango were all recalled due to labelling errors

Labelling errors spark food recalls

By James Ridler

Labelling errors sparked a number of food recalls over the past week, including products that contained undeclared allergens.

2 Sisters new strategy looks to combat the gender pay gap

2 Sisters tackles gender pay gap

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group has revealed plans to close its gender pay gap, as it launches a new strategy to promote gender equality and equal opportunities.

The Government has announced plans for the deposit scheme

FDF welcomes Government recycling move

By Michelle Perrett

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed news that the Government intends to focus on recycling, but has called for any deposit return scheme for drinks bottles and cans to be cost-effective.

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