All news articles for July 2021

Millard is joining the judging panel this year

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: new judges on board

By Rod Addy

Marnie Millard, former chief executive of soft drinks firm Nichols and president of the British Soft Drinks Association, is among the line-up for the 2022 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards judging panel.

Driver shortages continue to plague the dairy industry

Dairy UK pressures Government on driver shortages

By James Ridler

Members of the dairy industry continue to pressure the Government to prevent further damage to the industry caused by the shortage of heavy good vehicle (HGV) drivers, as the driver crisis threatens Arla’s milk supply.

Demand for kebabs tipped lamb sales over 12 months into growth in foodservice channels. Credit: iStock Duncan Cuthbertson

AHDB meat and dairy market snapshot

Kebab and takeaway surge helps boost lamb sales, says AHDB

By Rod Addy

Domestic lamb sales gained a welcome boost in the past year as the COVID-19 lockdown drove up demand for takeaway fare such as kebabs, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Workers are being put at risk when PPE is washed at home

Staff at risk from inadequately washed PPE

By James Ridler

Thousands of workers are at risk from inadequately cared for personal protective equipment (PPE) because it is being washed at home, according to the Textile Service Association (TSA).

Kemp: 'We're starting to see that people are recognising that everybody should feel proud to work where they are'

Curbing staff shortages with better places to work

By James Ridler

Providing a more desirable place to work is the first step towards improving staff retention and handling labour shortages within the food and drink industry, according to Pentadel managing director James Kemp.

The project aims to track how pathogens and AMR spread by analysing food, environment and health factors

£19.2m food safety project to track foodborne pathogens

By Rod Addy

Food safety across the food chain just got a boost as the Government announced £19.2m funding for a three-year surveillance project tracking UK foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microbes.

Unite members at XPO Logistics Drinks are to be balloted for strike action

Unite threatens ‘beer drought’ after pay dispute

By James Ridler

Workers union Unite has threated a ‘beer drought’ across the UK, after announcing plans to ballot its members employed by XPO Logistics Drinks for industrial action over a ‘paltry’ pay offer.

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