All news articles for May 2019

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

Rich List 2019

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

By James Ridler

Heineken owners Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho have once again topped the list of the wealthiest people in UK food and drink manufacturing, featured in this photo gallery.

Plans to change shift patterns threaten jobs at Moy Park in Lincolnshire

Moy Park shift plans threaten 82 jobs

By James Ridler

Up to 82 jobs are at risk at Moy Park’s Lincolnshire site, after the poultry processor announced plans to streamline shift patterns at the site.

Dr Tedstone: ‘UK manufacturers and retailers have already shown they are capable of innovation and creativity’

OPINION

Do more to improve the nation’s health: Tedstone

By Dr Alison Tedstone

Public Heath England chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone discusses why food and drink manufacturers need to up their game when it comes to reducing sugar and calories in their products.

Bakery boss calls for level playing field in obesity battle

Greggs boss: no unlevel playing-field in obesity battle

By Noli Dinkovski

Targeting larger companies only in the out-of-home (OOH) sector, as part of the Government’s drive to combat obesity, risks “squeezing the balloon” in favour of independent operators, the boss of the UK’s largest bakery chain has warned.

Allen became Dairy Crest CEO on 1 January 2007

Dairy Crest boss replaced

By Helen Gilbert

Dairy Crest chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Allen has stepped down and been replaced by the company’s deputy chief executive and group finance director Tom Atherton.

H G Blake has taken over Roofe Catering Butchers to help ensure a secure supply chain

Abattoir invests in supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Norfolk-based abattoir HG Blake has purchased a local butchery business to help increase traceability along its supply chain.

Pladis is to refocus its business around its core range in balance with NPD

Pladis to focus on core range

By James Ridler

McVitie’s-owner Pladis is to rebalance its business to focus on its core range of products, as it identifies a £330m opportunity for the biscuit sector.

The gangmaster was served with a Labour Market Enforcement Undertaking, effective for one year

Devon gangmaster barred from unlicensed activity

By Helen Gilbert

A man supplying food processing staff via a recruitment agency has been prevented from putting forward workers without a licence following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Devon.

The FSA has called for full ingredients lists for products in store

FSA: list all ingredients in store

By James Ridler

Food outlets should list all ingredients to prevent allergy related incidents, as part of strict new rules proposed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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