Staff shortages and a slowdown in the take-up of apprenticeships are making it harder to maintain food standards, according to Terry Fennell, chief executive of specialist qualifications awarding body FDQ.
Cranswick Foods’ Watton pork processing plant will continue production according to one analyst, after almost half of its staff tested positive for COVID-19, while Nestlé's Fawdon factory has confirmed 40 cases there.
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has tabled a bid to acquire Asia Pacific bottler and distributor Coca-Cola Amatil in a move that would boost the international reach of both businesses in uncertain times.
Members of the European Parliament have spurned proposals to reserve meat-related names – such as sausages and burgers – for products containing meat, as restrictions on dairy alternatives get stricter.
Investment and reorganisation for future growth demolished pre-tax profit in the year to 24 April at fresh produce supplier Fresca Group, which owns Thanet Earth, The Fresh Produce Centre and DGM Growers.