All news articles for October 2020

Six of William Reed's show return next year under one roof to mark UK Food & Drink week

William Reed shows unite for 2021 grand reopening

By James Ridler

William Reed face-to-face events are set to return in a big way in spring 2021, with six of the biggest food shows uniting for a week of celebration of the UK food and drink industry.

Asda's headquarters will remain in Leeds

Asda set to boost UK sourcing after acquisition

By Rod Addy

Asda is set to increase the volume of products sourced from UK suppliers, from chicken and dairy to wheat and potatoes, following its acquisition by joint owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa and TDR Capital.

Hovis employs 2,800 people in eight bakeries, one flourmill and three distribution centres across the UK

Newlat Food confirms bid for Hovis

By Rod Addy

Italy's Newlat Food has confirmed its proposed acquisition of Hovis, following a Sky News report flagging the move, with Newlat claiming a successful bid would enable it to reach sales of €1bn within 24 months.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign has warned vending machine manufacturers and operators have to understand their legal responsibilities

Vending machine drinks pose allergen risk

By Rod Addy

'Serious failings' in allergen information relating to hot drinks vending machines and cross-contamination of non-milk products dispensed by them with milk has been flagged by a trading standards report just published.

The BBPA is demanding a tailored financial support package for brewers and pubs

Coronavirus: brewers and pubs face 290k job cuts

By Rod Addy

A total of £7.4bn and more than 290,000 jobs could be wiped out unless the Government regularly reviews the 10pm pub curfew rule and creates tailored financial support for pubs and brewers.

A number of food factories have reported coronavirus cases in the past week

Coronavirus: latest on food factory outbreaks

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers continue to report coronavirus cases in their factories, with situations developing at Pilgrim’s Pride and Danish Crown sites in Cornwall and Bernard Matthews’s Holton plant in Suffolk.

Clayton Park Bakery has partnered with ethnic foods manufacturer Fazila Foods

East meets West in ethnic foods partnership

By James Ridler

Lancashire-based Clayton Park Bakery has partnered with ethnic foods manufacturer Fazila Foods to develop a new range of Asian-style street food products.

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