All news articles for July 2019

The last jar of Colman#s Mustard roled off the production line on Wednesday

Unilever shuts down historic Colman’s factory

By James Ridler

Unilever has finally stopped production of Colman’s Mustard at its Norwich factory, ending 160 years’ of manufacturing of the iconic British condiment at the site.

Ian Wright called the date for the UK to leave the EU was 'poorly timed' for the food and drink industry

FDF’s Ian Wright: Brexit delay ‘poorly timed’

By James Ridler

The Government’s decision to postpone Brexit to 31 October has been ‘poorly timed’ and will put food security at risk, according to Food and Drink Federation (FDF) chief executive Ian Wright.

Simon Smith is to take over as the new chief executive of Young's Seafood

Young’s announces new chief executive

By James Ridler

Young’s Seafood has appointed former Seachill managing director Simon Smith as its new chief executive, following the company’s acquisition by pork processor Karro Food Group.

Linwoods has announced plans to close it bakery, with the loss of 70 jobs

Bakery closure to axe 70 jobs

By James Ridler

Northern Ireland-based baker and health foods manufacturer Linwoods has revealed plans to close its bakery, with up to 70 jobs to be axed at the site.

Browne: 'Excellent progress' on water and energy use and greenhouse gas reduction

Meat processor Dunbia slashes environmental impact

By Rod Addy

Dunbia has slashed greenhouse gas emissions by a third just over four years into a ten-year strategy to reduce the environmental impact of the meat processor, which is a division of Dawn Meats.

Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative party and the UK's new prime minister. Image from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office shared under a Creative Commons 2.0 license

FDF urges new PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and Drink Federation chief executive Ian Wright has urged new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to steer away from a no-deal Brexit, or risk “destroying” the industry.

Cwmfarm Charcuterie's husband and wife team Ruth and Andrew Davies aim to hire more staff to cope with increased demand

Cwmfarm Charcuterie clinches export deals

By Rod Addy

Welsh charcuterie supplier Cwmfarm Charcuterie is moving to a bigger 185m2 factory this October to meet increased demand, after signing trade deals with supermarkets in Canada, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Around 80mt of plastic packaging is produced annually, the Government says

£200m pledged for plastic recycling initiatives

By Noli Dinkovski

The drive to remove single-use plastics from the UK economy has moved a step closer after the Government and business agreed to fund initiatives to create recyclable plastic from waste.

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