All news articles for July 2020

Princes brands include Napolina; Crisp 'n Dry, Flora and Mazola cooking oils and Branston baked beans

Princes Group backs lifeline for modern slavery victims

By Rod Addy

Ambient food and drink processor Princes has teamed up with Bright Future, an employment programme that provides victims of modern slavery with a pathway to paid employment and reintegration into society.

Food firms could be forced to adapt to the Government's new childhood obesity strategy by their stakeholders

Manufacturers to adapt to obesity policy or be forced to

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers must quickly adapt to the Government’s plans to curb childhood obesity or risk being forced to by their investors and stakeholders, according to a report from investment charity Share Action.

Jim Dobson will step down as CEO of Dunbia before the merger

Dawn Meats takes full control of Dunbia joint venture

By James Ridler

Dawn Meats is to take full control over its joint venture with Dunbia, following the announcement that chief executive Jim Dobson is to retire from Dunbia, 44 years after co-founding the company.

Surya Foods is continuing to prioritise the safety of its staff

Surya Foods confirms five coronavirus cases

By Michelle Perrett

Harwich-based wholesaler Surya Foods has said it is continuing to prioritise the safety of its staff after five coronavirus cases were found at its site.

Premier Foods boosted by lockdown sales

Premier Foods boost with lockdown home cooking sales

By Michelle Perrett

Premier Foods, which owns brands including Mr Kipling, Bisto and Oxo, has reported a 22.5% rise in sales for the first financial quarter of this year, with branded sales up 27%, boosted by the coronavirus lockdown.

NFU president Minette Batters has reacted, along with many others in the food industry

Industry reacts to National Food Strategy

By Michelle Perrett

Part one of the National Food Strategy, led by British entrepreneur Henry Dimbleby, has been published. It is the first independent review of the UK’s food policy in nearly 75 years. Industry reaction to the report was swift.

The National Food Strategy makes urgent recommendations

National Food Strategy issues urgent call to action

By Michelle Perrett

The National Food Strategy has intensified pressure on food manufacturers to support healthy eating, with author Henry Dimbleby claiming the industry clothes “itself and its products in false virtue”.

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