All news articles for June 2018

Tayto has acquired The Real Pork Crackling Company. Tayto chief executive Paul Allen pictured

Tayto acquires pork scratchings producer

By James Ridler

Snack producer Tayto Group has acquired pork scratchings manufacturer The Real Pork Crackling Company from owner Chris Cunliffe for an undisclosed sum, its fourth acquisition since last year.

Premier Foods is fighting against a shareholder revolt

Premier Foods moves to squash no-confidence bid

By Aidan Fortune

Premier Foods has moved to offer support to chief executive officer Gavin Darby following reports that shareholder Oasis Management Company intends to vote against his re-election.

HSE: “tragic and wholly avoidable incident”

Bakkavor fined £176k after food tray death

By Rod Addy

Bakkavor has been fined £176,000 after an employee was killed at its Caledonian Produce site in Bridgeness, Scotland as a result of being struck by empty food trays.

Heineken has invested £40m in Beavertown

Heineken invests £40m in craft Brewer

By James Ridler

Beer giant Heineken is to inject £40m into London-based craft beer firm Beavertown to help construct a 450,000-hectolitre (hl) brewery and create 150 jobs, after securing a minority stake in the business.

ABP's new burger and sausage range feature Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman themed packaging

ABP launches new superhero meat range

By Aidan Fortune

ABP has entered into a new licensing agreement with Warner Brothers Consumer Products to launch a new range of DC superhero fresh and frozen sausages and frozen burgers.

Richard Frazier: ‘We’re very focused on ensuring our graduates’ employability in the food sector’

Building careers at the University of Reading

By James Ridler

University of Reading courses are planned with the aim of launching food science and technology students directly into employment, as Richard Frazier explains.

Fedima has urged producers to avoid ‘free-from’ claims on their food

Fedima: avoid ‘free-from’ claims

By Rod Addy

Free-from claims need careful consideration under allergen labelling regulations and should ideally be avoided, the European trade body representing bakery, confectionery and patisserie suppliers has advised.

Baxters Food Group acquired Baxters Canada Inc. in 2004

Baxters Food Group sells Canadian subsidiary

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has sold its Canadian subsidiary Baxters Canada Inc to three financial partners, which are each investing $8m (£6.1m) in the business.

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