All news articles for February 2019

Dairy Crest is to be bought by Canadian business Saputo in a deal worth £975m

Dairy Crest to be bought in £975m deal

By Aidan Fortune

Manufacturer of Cathedral City and Country Life Dairy Crest has agreed to be bought by Canadian business Saputo in a deal worth £975m.

Year 11 Students from St Albans visited Premier's head office

Premier Foods inspires staff of tomorrow

By James Ridler

Premier Foods has partnered with two schools in St Albans to provide local students studying food technology with an insight into the world of work in the food manufacturing industry.

The FDF repeated calls to Government to avoid a no-deal Brexit

Tariffs impact every part of the food chain

By James Ridler

Imposing tariffs on food post-Brexit could start a chain reaction that would be felt by every member of the food and drink industry, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Find out what to look out for at this year's Pro2Pac show next month

Pro2Pac 2019 show preview

By James Ridler

Head to ExCeL London in March for two shows, Pro2Pac and IFE 2019, dedicated to exploring future trend and innovation opportunities across the food and drink industry.

Jason Gulliver (L) and Gareth Dughan share their experiences at KP snacks

Meet the apprentice: KP Snacks

By James Ridler

Recognising a shortage of skilled engineers coming through externally, KP Snacks has developed an apprenticeship scheme to progress its own people. Manager Gareth Dughan explains the approach, while apprentice Jason Gulliver shows how it is working for...

Batters: 'I absolutely don’t want it written in blood, I want it written in ink.'

Deeds not words: NFU boss demands commitment from Gove

By James Ridler

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has called on secretary of state Michael Gove to commit to securing the high standards of British food production after the UK leaves the EU next month.

The Asda and Sainsbury's merger is believed to be dead in the water following the Competition and Markets Authority's findings

Asda Sainsbury’s merger dealt ‘mortal blow’

By Aidan Fortune

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) provisional findings on the proposed Asda and Sainsbury’s merger have been described as a “mortal blow to the deal” by economists.

Gove is speaking to colleagues in Government about delaying consultations involving departments other than DEFRA

More called for as Gove delays food consultations

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the extension of deadlines pledged by environment secretary Michael Gove on some food industry consultations amid Brexit chaos, but believes others may also have to be delayed.

Hyman: ‘With current economic trends, the sector is stronger than it’s ever been’

OPINION

Frozen food’s growth fuelled by consumer trends: BFFF boss

By John Hyman

The UK frozen food sector is currently the fastest growing retail category, but what’s behind its success? British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chief executive John Hyman explores the forces expected to drive the sector up to 2025 and beyond.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a Public Information Statement on the dangers of STEC in food

FSS issues STEC food safety advice

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a Public Information Statement to make clear its position regarding the presence of a group of harmful E.coli bacteria called STEC in food.

An extension of SK Chilled Foods' South Bank site means the business is hiring more staff

SK Chilled Foods in recruitment drive

By Aidan Fortune

Chilled food manufacturer SK Chilled Foods is to create 30 new roles at its South Bank and Riverside sites in Middlesbrough.

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