All news articles for April 2020

Food manufacturers are at the risk of running out of packaging and need to plan accordingly, warns Lloyd's Register

Coronavirus sparks food packaging shortage risks

By James Ridler

Shortages in packaging supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the coronavirus could spark compliance issues for food and drink manufacturers, according to food safety assurance specialist Lloyd’s Register.

A G Barr has seen an impact of the 'lock down'

Irn-Bru owner sees ‘significant’ impact of coronavirus

By Michelle Perrett

Soft drinks supplier A G Barr, which has brands including Irn-Bru and Rubicon, has revealed it has seen a “significant impact” in out-of-home consumption following the Government ‘lockdown’ on 23 March.

Futura Foods hoped to creates new jobs at its update facility

Futura Foods opens new cheese processing site

By James Ridler

Dairy processor Futura Foods is to create 22 jobs at its new cheese processing site in Minffordd, North Wales, as it completes the scaling up of its operations.

Renewable energy forms part of ADM's commitment to sustainability. Picture from iStock

ADM announces sustainability scheme

By James Ridler

Ingredients manufacturer ADM has revealed plans to reduce its carbon footprint and save enough electricity to charge every single mobile phone on the planet 250 times.

Concerns have been raised about social distancing and the lack of PPE in food plants

Measures for meat sector and general food production outlined

Coronavirus plans for meat plants and abattoirs

By Rod Addy

Coronavirus is hitting meat plant and abattoir operations as personnel contract the disease, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has contingency plans, FSA chief operating officer and COVID-19 incident director Colin Sullivan has claimed.

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