All news articles for July 2020

First Milk is a dairy cooperative owned by its farmer members

Food Man Talks

First Milk invests £5m to boost dairy factories' performance

By Rod Addy

First Milk is investing £5m this financial year to boost capacity and meet environmental goals, chief executive Shelagh Hancock and chief financial officer Greg Jardine reveal in this exclusive Food Man Talks video podcast.

Zorba Delicacies staff are involved in rapid testing

Zorba Delicacies faces COVID-19 cases

By Michelle Perrett

Public Health Wales (PHW) has confirmed that ‘widespread’ and ‘rapid’ testing was taking place at dip maker Zorba Delicacies’ Ebbw Vale food processing plant after four confirmed cases of COVID-19 there.

The GLAA was alerted by a tip off from a food processing company

Food firm flags potential labour abuse

By Michelle Perrett

A tip-off by a food processing company has safeguarded 17 people believed to be potential victims of modern slavery and labour exploitation, according to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Argent outlined measures to tackle coronavirus in its latest financial results

Argent Foods furloughed 500 in tough coronavirus measures

By James Ridler

Argent Foods furloughed more than 500 workers in businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic alongside other tough measures, it announced in its financial report for the 12 months to 31 December 2019.

Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) chairman Kevin Roberts: Welsh meat sector faces “worrying challenges”

‘Menacing maelstrom of uncertainty’ confronts meat industry

By Michelle Perrett

The Welsh meat sector faces “worrying challenges” and “a menacing maelstrom of uncertainty” amid further disruption from coronavirus and an EU trade deadlock, Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) chairman Kevin Roberts has warned.

Tennent's: Two 25 tonne tanks were lifted 60 metres above Wellpark Brewery’s silos

Tennent’s Brewery invests £2.6M in carbon capture

By Michelle Perrett

Tennent’s, the Scottish brewer owned by C&C Group, has invested £2.6m to install a carbon capture facility at Glasgow’s Wellpark Brewery, allowing it to capture more than 4,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

The recovery plan is to help the food sector restart

Food system faces ‘challenge’ to recover from pandemic

By Michelle Perrett

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the ‘strength’ and ‘fragility’ of the food supply chain, according to the Food and Drink Sector Council (FDSC), which has launched a COVID-19 Recovery Plan for the industry.

Signature Flatbreads' investment will create up to 100 new jobs

Signature Flatbreads to create up to 100 jobs

By James Ridler

Strong sales during the coronavirus pandemic will see Signature Flatbreads create 75–100 jobs as part of a significant investment to increase production capacity at its Dunstable factory.

A Government review has reinforced the need for the Groceries Code Adjudicator

GCA still needed to maintain retailer compliance

By James Ridler

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) is still required to ensure retailers comply with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (the Code), according to a Government review.

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