All news articles for October 2018

Gangmasters offences led to the closure of a chicken-catching business

GLAA action results in poultry firm closure

By Aidan Fortune

A Northern Ireland chicken-catching business will have to cease trading after having its Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence revoked.

Imported meet and dairy set to meet EU standards on antibiotic use after Brexit

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Warning over antibiotic use standards

By Noli Dinkovski

Any post-Brexit trade deals involving meat and dairy imported into the UK should meet the same standards on antibiotic use as those produced in the EU, a House of Commons committee report has argued.

Plans for a plastic tax in this year's budget were slammed by members of the food and drink industry

Food and drink industry responds to 2018 Budget

By James Ridler

Food and drink industry representatives have challenged the plastic packaging tax consultation revealed in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2018 Budget, which was announced on Monday (29 October).

Liquorice Flyers are liquorice sticks hand-filled with crystallised sugar centres

Jobs saved after liquorice-maker acquisition

By Noli Dinkovski

More than 50 jobs have been saved at a Lancashire liquorice-maker after it was bought out of administration by a team of experienced confectionery sector executives.

The sale of meat classification body MLCSL to Hallmark Veterinary Compliance Services is reportedly on track

MLCSL sale on track

By Aidan Fortune

The sale of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB's) meat and livestock subsidiary is expected to be completed in the next few months.

Princes' tomato supply chain has received ethical accreditation

Princes' supply chain gains ethical accreditation

By James Ridler

International food and drink group Princes has sourced 100% of the tomatoes in its Italian supply chain from farms with independent ethical accreditation, according to a new report.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

The new budget offered benefits to small and medium sized food firms

Small food firms benefit from 2018 Budget

By James Ridler

Small and medium-sized food and drink firms are set to benefit from several features of Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s autumn budget, including support for investment, exports and construction.

MuscleFood has launched its festive range including a giant pig in blanket

MuscleFood launches festive range

By Aidan Fortune

Online food retailer MuscleFood has launched a new Christmas range, featuring the biggest pig in blanket available in the UK.

Trials looked at the effects of gluten and fructans on gut symptoms in people with self-reported gluten sensitivity

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Gluten or fructans – which is the culprit?

By Judy Buttriss

The director general of the British Nutrition Foundation asks weather gluten or fructans are the real culprit in symptoms linked to non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.

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