All news articles for April 2019

Ornua apprentice Andrew Burgess discusses his experience at the dairy manufacturer

Meet the apprentice: Ornua Foods

By James Ridler

Ornua Foods says that while young people can get a base knowledge in engineering, having its own apprentices means they get to grips with the company’s equipment from the start. Apprentice Andrew Burgess and Ornua principal engineer Jamie Gould relate...

Businesses' Brexit concerns involve stock, customs administration and training to equip staff for the UK's exit from the EU

‘Shout louder about Brexit’ urges supply chain body

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms need to shout louder about how they are affected by Brexit-related issues to make their voice heard alongside other industries, the boss of a key supply chain consultancy has claimed.

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy helped to boost the performance of its Robinsons squash brand, Britvic said

Soft drinks levy does industry a favour

By Rod Addy

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) helped to boost sales for the industry, rather than dampening performance, according to Britvic’s 2018 Soft Drinks Review, which was made public on 11 April.

John Prescott visits Lea & Perrins and Soreen his new TV programme

John Prescott visits food manufacturers

By James Ridler

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott explores some of the UK’s biggest food and drink manufacturers in his new television series, airing on Channel 5.

Delamere: 3D printing could help reduce food waste

3D printing project launched

By Helen Gilbert

A project to investigate 3D printing applications for the food industry and even create bespoke nutrient-dense food for those on special diets has been launched by food science and technology consultancy Campden BRI.

Bakkavor makes products such as ready meals and prepared salads and vegetables

Bakkavor defends pay offer as strike hits

By Helen Gilbert

Marks & Spencer (M&S) supplier Bakkavor has defended a 2.75% pay rise offered to staff at its Bo’ness plant and said there were no plans to reopen negotiations.

John D’Arcy: Improve the image of the industry to entice young people to work

Opinion

Improve the industry’s image for young people

By John D’Arcy

The public’s negative impression of the food and drink industry needs to be fixed to start enticing young people to join, according John D’Arcy, partner at operational improvement consultancy Newton Europe.

A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK meat industry £11m to keep migrant workers in the country

£11m migrant bill warning for meat trade

By James Ridler

Shouldering the price of keeping EU migrant workers in the UK after a no-deal Brexit would cost the UK meat industry more than £11m, the British Meat and Poultry Association (BMPA) has claimed.

The Chocolate Fudge (pictured) and Sticky Toffee desserts are claimed to be suitable for 99% of the population

Freaks of Nature enters foodservice market

By Noli Dinkovski

Vegan puddings maker Freaks of Nature has moved into foodservice for the first time after appointing Vegetarian Express to distribute two products to caterers, hotels and restaurants.

Kevin Georgel (pictured) is to take the role of chief executive at St Austell Brewery early next year

Cornish brewer makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Cornish brewer St Austell Brewery is to appoint Kevin Georgel as chief executive, following the retirement of James Staughton in January next year (2020).

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