All news articles for March 2019

Concerns have been expressed over the lack of progress on tackling AMR

AMR data should ‘ring alarm bells’

By Aidan Fortune

The lack of progress on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as worrying, following the publication of new data.

Simply Lunch managing director Sam Page (centre), with brothers Jack (left) and William (right), is confident the firm’s bullish outlook will help it ride the Brexit storm

Me & My Team

Simply Lunch on the same page

By Sam Page

The boss of the family-run food-to-go business explains how they built an empire – and a strategy for overcoming Brexit uncertainty.

People on the move in food and drink

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People on the move in food and drink

By James Ridler

The past month has seen several senior hires by food and drink businesses, featured here in this photo gallery.

The Food Standards Agency has pledged to keep food safety standards as they are once the UK leaves the EU

FSA reiterates food safety promises

By Aidan Fortune

The chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has pledged to keep food safety standards following the UK’s exit from the EU.

Essex-based grower Angflor has been acquired by Florette owner Agrial Fresh Produce

Florette owner expands UK operations

By Aidan Fortune

Agrial Fresh Produce, owner of salad brand Florette, has made steps to ensure year-round production in the UK by acquiring Essex-based grower Angflor.

Cannabidiol is generating interest in the food and drink industry

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Legislation on products containing cannabidiol

By Helen Arrowsmith

With increased media coverage and social media interest leading to rising consumer awareness of hemp derivatives, in particular cannabidiol (CBD), many in the food and drink industry are looking to develop new products containing this compound. But the...

Molson Coors claims to have invested more than £100m in the brewery since 2012

Burton brewery appears on Inside the Factory

By Noli Dinkovski

One of the UK’s biggest breweries gave TV viewers a novel glimpse into its beer-making capabilities earlier week when it appeared on BBC Two’s Inside the Factory series.

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.

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