All news articles for February 2019

Health and safety shouldn’t be gambled on, especially with the threat of huge fines should it fail

FEATURE

Avoid rolling the dice on health and safety

By Alyson Magee

With safety-first equipment and IT systems able to reduce the risk of workplace incidents and help manufacturers avoid severe penalties, can companies really afford not to invest in them?

Organic food sales grew in 2018

Organic food sales on the rise

By James Ridler

Sales of organic food in the UK grew 5.3% in 2018 to £2.33bn, boosted by consumer interest in free-from options and healthy eating, according to a report by certification body the Soil Association.

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.