All news articles for May 2019

Employers need to engage millenials if they want to retain them

Benefit from addressing the needs of millennials

By David Woakes

The need for millennials to live untethered lifestyles has to be addressed by employers if they want to keep them on longer than two years, according to David Woakes, group business development manager at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Bret Hill (left) and Pete Hill discuss their experiences with Hovis' apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Hovis

By James Ridler

Providing a thorough experience of the manufacturing process through hands-on training in the industry is key to moulding highly skilled apprentices at Hovis, according to engineering apprentice Bret Hill and human resources director Pete Hill.

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

Bell: 'Food standards should not be driven by politics'

Food is GREAT brand under fire

By Rod Addy

The Government should overhaul its food export strategy, according to the head of Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association (NIFDA), who argues the Food is GREAT brand needs reworking to sufficiently promote every UK nation.

Poultry processing employs extensive use of water, from the defeathering stage through to evisceration and dressing

OPINION

Chlorinated chicken fears unfounded: ex-food safety boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Malcolm Kane, former head of food safety, supplier selection and audit at Sainsbury’s, believes current UK concerns about chlorinated chicken from the US need a far more nuanced and informed debate than received so far.

UK exports of food and drink hit a 'record' £5.7bn in the first quarter of 2019

UK food exports worth ‘record’ £5.7bn

By James Ridler

UK food and drink exports were worth a record £5.7bn in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Premier Foods posted a £42.7m loss in its 2018/19 full-year results

‘Zombie’ Premier Foods posts £42.7m loss

By James Ridler

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods remains a zombie company in the minds of analysts, as the business posted a £42.7m loss in its full-year results ended 30 March 2019.

On-pack cooking instruction work hand-in-hand with BRC Global Standards

BRC 8 benefits on-pack cooking instructions

By Greg Hooper

Campden BRI instruction services manager and microwave specialist Greg Hooper discusses the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and its implication on manufacturers.

EU regulations will be passed into UK law from day one of Brexit

EU laws retained in no-deal Brexit scenario

By James Ridler

EU legislation and regulation on food and nutrition will carry over into UK law from exit day in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has confirmed.