All news articles for January 2019

The FSA’s Brexit preparations are entering a critical phase

FSA boss Feeney to retire in summer

By Noli Dinkovski

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief executive Jason Feeney has announced he is to retire from the department this summer.

The Kensey Foods site set to close in July manufactures premium desserts

Job losses as Kensey Foods closes

By Aidan Fortune

More than 600 jobs are to be lost with the closure of desserts manufacturer Kensey Foods in Launceston, Cornwall.

Strike action is being threatened at the Hook 2 Sisters poultry site in Suffolk

Strike action threatened at poultry plant

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry business Hook 2 Sisters has offered to keep dialogue open in relation to the seven catchers that have threatened strike action later this year.

Barry Callebaut has reported sales growth at the start of the year

Sales growth for chocolate-maker

By James Ridler

Chocolate-maker Barry Callebaut has reported a steady start to the fiscal year, with sales rising in the three months to 30 November 2018.

Three in four people believe restaurants should display calorie information on menus, says Diabetes UK

Improve nutrition labelling, restaurants told

By Noli Dinkovski

Restaurants, cafés and takeaways have been urged to help consumers adopt healthier eating, after it was revealed that more than three in five adults (61%) struggled to find information on the nutritional content of food out of the home.

The UK meat industry could lose access to labour in a no-deal Brexit

EU labour risk for UK’s meat trade

By Aidan Fortune

The head of one of the largest food processing trade bodies has repeated his warning on the damage a no-deal Brexit could have on the meat industry, particularly in terms of labour.

Mallinson: More work needs to be done to inspire the next generation of food and drink sector staff


Why we need to inspire the next generation

By James Ridler

David Mallinson, engineering director at Lorien Engineering Solutions, has called on the food and drink industry to inspire the next generation of workers.

A no-deal Brexit is to cost Scotland £14bn

No-deal Brexit to cost Scotland £14bn

By James Ridler

A no-deal Brexit could cost Scotland £14bn a year, with the food and drink sector worst affected, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed.

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

By James Ridler

General Mills is to bring US vegan snack brand Lärabar to the UK, with listings in Sainsbury’s stores and online through Amazon.

Wester is vanilla spiced rum that is claimed to offer rich, round, earthy tones mixed with high citrus notes

Rum-making returns to Glasgow after 300 years

By Noli Dinkovski

A fast-growing drinks brand has brought commercial rum-making back to Glasgow for the first time in 300 years by opening a distillery in the west of the city.

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