All news articles for July 2018

Greencore is to scrap long life ready meals, as revealed in its Q3 results

Greencore to scrap long-life ready meal production

By James Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore aims to stop producing longer-life ready meals at its Kiveton factory in Sheffield, according to third-quarter results for 2018, which revealed modest sales and profit growth.

The stockpiling of food is not the solution, according to the head of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation

Stockpiling food issue is ‘red herring’

By Aidan Fortune

The new chief executive of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) has looked to allay some fears over food stockpiling reports that have surfaced over the past week.

Babease has secured a £1m investment

Organic baby food company secures £1m investment

By James Ridler

Organic baby food manufacturer Babease has secured £1m of funding from Bibby Financial Services (BFS) to support the growth of the business, following continued investment in new product development.

More disposals from 2 Sisters are expected

2 Sisters Red Meat disposal: more to come?

By Aidan Fortune

The disposal of 2 Sisters Red Meat to Irish business Kepak has led to speculation in the City that this will not be last division to be put on the chopping block by the food giant.

Food and drink recall photo gallery

Recalls led by metal contamination and fermentation

By James Ridler

This weekend saw a number of food and drink products recalled from store shelves for contamination by foreign objects, spoilage and undeclared allergens, featured in this photo gallery.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has linked cucumbers in prepared meals to a recent outbreak of salmonella

Salmonella outbreak linked to ready-to-eat cucumber

By James Ridler

A recent outbreak of salmonella in the UK and Europe that has made 147 people ill has been linked to ready-to-eat meals containing cucumber, according to European health officials.

The acquired sites process about 250,000 cattle and more than 1m lambs annually from more than 13,000 farmers

Kepak buys 2 Sisters Red Meat

By Rod Addy

Kepak Group has bought 2 Sisters Red Meat Ltd’s UK business and assets in an agreement with Boparan Holdings Ltd, partly to cushion it from the effects of Brexit.

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