All news articles for August 2019

New labelling guidelines for insects have been launched by the IPIFF

Insect-based food labelling guide launched

By Rod Addy

A guide on EU labelling standards for insect-based foods has been published by the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) on its website.

Food manufacturing needs to make itself more attractive if it wants to drive recruitment, according to Fennell

Opinion

Opportunity to attract new production talent

By Terry Fennell

Food manufacturers can do more to make the industry more attractive to the general public and help drive recruitment into the sector, according to Terry Fennell, chief executive and responsible officer at food qualifications awarding body FDQ.

Left to right: Business Improvement Techniques apprentice Bavin Gamnadasa and head of people Lauri Duncan

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Charlie Bigham’s

By James Ridler

Ready meal company Charlie Bigham’s head of people Lauri Duncan says a strong apprenticeship programme is key to attracting ‘brilliant, talented people’, who are at the heart of what it does. Planner Bavin Gamnadasa outlines his own development with the...

The range is composed of three functional products: Focus, Amplify and Balance, each with a unique flavour profile

Former Danone R&D director helps launch CBD shots

By Rod Addy

Former Danone research and development director Dr Ketan Joshi has worked on the development and launch of a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) shots infused with cannabidiol (CBD).

Fulfil’s high protein, low sugar impulse snack-bar range comes in 11 varieties

Snack brand Fulfil targets UK after Hershey investment

By Noli Dinkovski

Irish protein snack bar company Fulfil Nutrition plans to ramp up its “aggressive” expansion in the UK and Europe after securing minority investment from US confectionery giant The Hershey Co.

The sale of Greene King to  CK Asset Holdings has put more than 250 jobs at risk

Brewery takeover puts 250 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Union bosses are seeking assurances for more than 250 jobs at brewer and pub estate owner Greene King, after a £2.7bn takeover of the company by CK Asset Holdings (CKA) was announced earlier this week.

The GLAA has launched a consultation into new steps to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation

GLAA moves to stop staff abuse

By Rod Addy

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is calling for contributions to the consultation launched last month on new proposals to protect workers across the supply chain from exploitation.

Antimicrobial resistance can be fought with good hygienic practices and cleaning procedures

Opinion

Antimicrobial resistance in the cleaning process

By Rob Limburn

Campden BRI microbiologist and specialist in heat resistance and decontamination Rob Limburn breaks down the threat of antimicrobial resistant organisms in food production and the steps producers can take to limit their impact.

Fire fighters tackled a blaze at Village Bakery in Wrexham

Blaze tackled at Wrexham bakery

By James Ridler

Fire fighters rushed to a bakery factory in Wrexham after being alerted to the blaze at 8:41 this morning (19 August).

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