All news articles for January 2021

CBD is a chemical found naturally within the cannabis plant

Deadline approaches for CBD Novel Foods applications

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned the CBD industry the deadline is approaching for submitting Novel Foods applications for validation in order to continue to sell their products in England and Wales.

The Scottish government has offered business rates relief until March this year

Brewers welcome business rates offer, but want more

By James Ridler

Three months of 100% business rates relief offered in the Scottish government’s budget has been welcomed by the pub and brewing industries, but calls have been made to extend support to all the UK.

Banham Poultry continues its multi-million pound investment plan

Banham Poultry boosts investment in Attleborough factory

By James Ridler

Banham Poultry has begun a £500,000 overhaul of its odour abatement system at its Attleborough processing plant as part of a multi-million pound programme of improvements at the Norfolk-based production hub.

Continued impact from the pandemic is expected, but Tate & Lyle proved buoyant

Britvic, Tate & Lyle and Diageo post financial updates

By Rod Addy

Out-of-home declines at Britvic offset sales growth in at-home products in its first quarter (Q1), Tate & Lyle's primary product sales rose in the three months to 31 December and Diageo reported dented interims.

Gabrielle Freeman is one of five finalists in the running for Apprentice of the Year

Being a better apprentice: FMEA finalist interview

By James Ridler

Trying new experiences and seizing new opportunities are key to a successful apprenticeship in the food and drink industry, according to Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalist Gabrielle Freeman.

UK exports of meat and seafood have been dogged by delays; Credit: iStock Fevsiie Ryman

MPs press Eustice on Brexit meat and seafood delays

By Rod Addy

MPs have pressed food and farming minister George Eustice for details on Government aid for meat and seafood firms hit by Brexit-related border delays and launched an urgent inquiry into their impact.

Severe allergic reactions were thrust into the spotlight following the consultation into Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's death

Calls renewed for register of severe allergic reactions

By James Ridler

The creation of a national register to record severe allergic reactions to food could speed up investigations into similar incidents and help prevent future cases, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

Businesses are pinning their hopes on improved performance once lockdown eases

Financial roundup: pandemic pummels food firms

By Rod Addy

Greencore, Real Good Food (RGF) and AG Barr financial updates all reflected hits as the latest COVID-19-related lockdown affected consumer buying habits, but hope remains for the coming year.

Cockran: 'It has been a challenge – a good challenge at the same time'

Coca-Cola apprentice Amelia Cockran on COVID-19 challenge

By James Ridler

Rapid change in a COVID-19 world and new learning opportunities have been essential parts of the lives of apprentices in 2020, one finalist in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reveals in this exclusive podcast.

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