All news articles for March 2019

Some groups are pressing for MPs to take a no-deal Brexit off the table once and for all

Calls for Brexit delay after May’s defeat

By Rod Addy

Calls to extend the Brexit deadline have been issued by food industry groups after MPs voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement yesterday (12 March).

The Government has outlined the tariffs that will be applied should there be a no-deal Brexit situation

Tariff timeline slammed by food industry

By Aidan Fortune

Details of the tariffs that are to be applied to food and drink products in the event of a no-deal Brexit situation have been criticised by the industry.

GLAA officers carried out the operation with West Yorkshire Police on Thursday 7 March

Arrest made after suspected slavery offences

By Noli Dinkovski

A 21-year-old Polish man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences relating to another Polish man working in the food industry.

Ten members of staff were left hospitalised after a chemical leak at Bakkavor's Wigan site

Bakkavor gas leak leaves 10 hospitalised

By James Ridler

A gas leak at prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor’s Wigan factory has hospitalised 10 members of staff last night (Tuesday 12 March) and forced the evacuation of the site.

The best outcome would be continued tariff-free and frictionless trade between the UK and the EU

Trade body counters calls for import tariff cut

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has stressed the importance of two-way tariff-free trade after Brexit, in contrast to one consumer group advocating unilateral abolition of UK import tariffs.

Lally: 'Exciting new projects'

Weetabix names chief engineer

By Rod Addy

Weetabix Food Company has appointed Parjit Singh Lally, former engineering manager at pharmaceutical company GSK to spearhead the business' engineering strategy.

Glass manufacturers are focusing on recycling over green production (Photo credit: I-O)

Glass firms eye major recycling boost

By Paul Gander

Market forces are incentivising glass manufacturers to prioritise recycling rates over greener glass production, an industry body has claimed.

Guidance over raw milk production was discussed by Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee and Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association

Food bodies meet over raw milk guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) recently met with the Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association (SCA) to discuss the concerns over guidance for the production of cheese made from raw, or unpasteurised,...

One-in-four consumers would like to see a change to how non-meat products are labelled

Meat labelling survey calls for debate

By Aidan Fortune

One-in-four consumers believe vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found.

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