All news articles for July 2019

GLAA officers and Cambridgeshire Police carried out the operation in Peterborough yesterday (11 July)

Alleged slavery victims rescued in dawn raid

By Noli Dinkovski

A man has been arrested after three potential modern slavery victims alleged to have been working in the food processing sector were rescued by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Cambridgeshire.

The supply chain still struggles to meet sustainability targets for packaging

Tetra Pak targets green pack hurdles

By Paul Gander

Despite investing hundreds of millions of pounds in complying with new regulations and voluntary undertakings to make packaging more sustainable, the supply chain is struggling to meet some of its targets and obligations in the time frames set.

Hughes: 'Great news for our team, for our region and for UK manufacturing'

Export success prompts Haribo to create 50 jobs

By Rod Addy

Haribo UK is creating 50 jobs at its Castleford facility in West Yorkshire as it grows production after securing a lucrative contract to export confectionery to the US.

Despite being high in saturated fatty acids, oily fish and nuts are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease

WHO sat fat advice may reduce healthy food intake: study

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that found current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on saturated and trans fatty acids may reduce the intake of food important for disease prevention has received a cautious welcome from leading UK scientists.

The FSA praised the steps taken for policing and managing food standards

FSA bullish on food sector overview

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has hailed a significant stride forward in the management and policing of food standards, creating “a single, unified view of the food and feed sector”, according to FSA chair Heather Hancock (pictured).

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.

Food and drink product launches

Diverse snacks launched in latest NPD round

By James Ridler

Fruit crisps, chocolate-covered pretzels and healthy snack launches all feature in this month’s photo gallery of new product developments by food and drink manufacturers.