All news articles for November 2018

Gardner: ‘Identifying other routes into the sector ... will also be important’


New forum focuses on the talent pipeline

By James Ridler

The Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) operations director Andrew Gardner discusses the organisation’s plans to help tackle the food and drink sector’s work requirements.

Apprentice Nathan Brown and capability manager Mandy Reader talk about their roles in the business


Meet the apprentice: PepsiCo

By James Ridler

PepsiCo takes on 150–200 apprentices across its UK sites as part of its ‘Grow our Own’ initiative. Here, organisational capability manager Mandy Reader explains the philosophy, while apprentice Nathan Brown outlines the benefits to his career path.

Unite has criticised Premier’s potential sale of Ambrosia

Potential Ambrosia sale puts 300 ‘in limbo’

By James Ridler

Trade union Unite has criticised Premier Foods for placing 300 workers at its south Devon Ambrosia factory in limbo, after announcing it was seeking a buyer for the business.

Grupo Siro president Juan Manuel González Serna (l) and Cerealto president Luis Ángel López

Multinational Cerealto merges with Siro

By Rod Addy

A new force in contract manufacturing has emerged in the form of multinational food group Cerealto Siro Foods, which has been created through the merger of Cerealto and Grupo Siro.

WRAP has launched a roadmap to help achieve its UK Plastic Pact targets

WRAP launches Plastics Pact roadmap

By James Ridler

Targets and deadlines for efficient plastic packaging use have been launched by The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for members of the UK Plastics Pact.

The food and drink industry are cautiously optimistic the UK government's Brexit agreement

Food industry reacts to cabinet Brexit agreement

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry are cautiously optimistic for the Government’s draft Brexit plan agreed with the EU negotiators, announced Wednesday (14 November).

Ian Noble took the award for Business Leader at this year's FMEAs

FMEAs 2018

Business Leader winner Ian Noble: video interview

By James Ridler

Mondelēz International’s Ian Noble, winner of the Business Leader 2018 award at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), shares his surprise at winning the prize.

Each month we pose your questions and queries to our food and drink industry legal experts

Legal Q&A

Food and drink legal questions answered

By James Ridler

From investigations by local authorities, to regulations surrounding the use of bispenol A, our legal experts answer your pressing food and drink questions and queries.

We round up some of the latest developments in the food and drink industry

Food and drink industry bulletins: round-up

By James Ridler

From reformulations of Nestlé’s Maggi range to sales of frozen food topping £6bn, we round up some of the latest developments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

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