All news articles for September 2020

Greencore is the subject of a Early Day Motion

MP: Government should force Greencore sick pay change

By Michelle Perrett

Labour MP for Brent Central Dawn Butler has called for the Government to intervene to require Greencore to provide food factory workers with 100% of their normal pay during their period of self-isolation.

The new hub has £2m backing from the Welsh Government

Sustainable food packaging hub launches in Wales

By Michelle perrett

A sustainable food packaging hub is being established at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru (AMRC Cymru) in Broughton, Wales with a £2m financial investment from the Welsh Government.

The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December is likely to disrupt trade, experts claim

Brexit: customs staff, exports and red tape fears

By Rod Addy

Freight and customs representatives fear a lack of customs personnel and significant obstacles surrounding exports and red tape will lead to disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period.

Chewsy's Canada deal will be worth £125k over the next five years

Organic chewing gum wins Canada export deal

By James Ridler

Plant-based, plastic-free chewing gum manufacturer Chewsy has secured an export deal to Canada worth £125,000 over the next five years, just months after securing its first international trade deal.

2 Sisters is to create 100 jobs at its Thetford site

2 Sisters recruitment drive to create 100 jobs

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group is to create 100 new jobs at its processing plant in Thetford, Norfolk in response to an ‘unprecedented jobs crisis’ caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The 90-minute webinar will explore food safety risk management in an unstable world

Food Safety Briefing webinar live on 7 October

By Rod Addy

Risk management in an age of disruption will be the topic of Food Manufacture's annual Food Safety Briefing webinar, which will air on the 7 October, tackling topics such as food fraud.

NFU president Minette Batters wants MPs to be able to scrutinise trade deals

NFU wants MPs’ input on trade deals

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging ministers to give Parliament a say on how future trade deals will impact British food and farming.

The new audit scheme will see tailored audit reports.

Food industry shared audit scheme launched

By Michelle Perrett

Intertek, the quality assurance service provider and Roquette, the plant-based ingredients supplier, have launched a shared audit programme for the food industry.

The BMPA is calling for Government action over Brexit

Brexit: meat exports and thousands of jobs threatened

By Michelle Perrett

Inadequate Brexit preparations threaten more than £1bn of annual meat exports and thousands of jobs in the meat and livestock sector, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

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