All news articles for November 2020

The TUC singled out food factories as potential 'super spreaders' of COVID-19

Food factories could become COVID-19 ‘super spreaders’

By James Ridler

Food factories could become ‘super spreaders’ of COVID-19 in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), but it has been challenged by the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

Van de Bovenkamp: 'We we are really trying to focus on things like fava beans and pea protein'

Tyson Foods Europe outlines Raised & Rooted plan

By Rod Addy

Tyson Foods Europe has outlined more details about the roll out of its plant-based, vegetarian Raised & Rooted brand, including target customers and consumers and how it fits its sustainability strategy.

Scientific papers on emerging aspects of nutrition and COVID-19 continue to be published

Food scientists assess nutritional weapons against COVID-19

By Rod Addy

Selenium, zinc, Vitamin D and a healthy gut microbiota can all help fight the effects of COVID-19, according to scientists presenting at the British Nutrition Foundation's (BNF's) virtual conference Nutrition and COVID-19.

Left to right: Masteroast's Fawkes, chairman Les Mills and group commercial director Matthew Mills

Masteroast Coffee Co to build £1.5m warehouse

By Rod Addy

Masteroast Coffee Co has commissioned the construction of a £1.5m standalone warehouse, which can store 2,500 pallets in the Fengate industrial district of Peterborough and is set to create 20 jobs.

Left to right: Robin Hancox, managing director of FreshLinc, and Mike Parr, managing director of PML

Details of Spalding Border Control Post outlined

By James Ridler

Details of an approved Border Control Post (BCP) at Spalding – furthering Government plans for ten such inland sites to support post-Brexit food import checks – have been revealed by perishable cargo specialist PML.

Heineken makes cider brands Bulmers and Strongbow at the Hereford site

Heineken faces strike threat at cider plant

By Rod Addy

Heineken faces a threatened strike at its Bulmers and Strongbow cider plant in Hereford over changes to workers pay and employment terms in what trade union Unite describes as a 'sack and sign' campaign.

The refinancing will improve free cash flow within the business, 2 Sisters said

2 Sisters makes further progress on turnaround plan

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group has secured a £475m bond and an £80m revolving credit facility, representing a successful refinancing of the business and enabling it to boost financial performance and generate further cash.

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