All news articles for October 2021

Artists impression of what the Edinburgh brewery will look like

Innis & Gunn gets approval to build Edinburgh brewery

By Rod Addy

Innis & Gunn has secured planning permission to build a brewery at Heriot-Watt University’s Research Park from The City of Edinburgh Council - the first major brewery in Edinburgh for more than 150 years.

Hilton Food Group said the deal would offer opportunities in the out-of-home sector

Hilton Food Group announces acquisition of Fairfax Meadow

By Rod Addy

Hilton Food Group, the international multi-protein food business, has, through its subsidiary Hilton Foods, acquired Fairfax Meadow Europe, supplier of meat to UK foodservice customers, from Argent Holdings for £23.8m.

Project HELIX boosted food and drink in Wales by an econnomic value of £185.6m, as Taste Wales opens its doors (pictured)

£185.6m boost to Welsh food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

The food and drink industry in Wales has received a £185m boost thanks to Project Helix, the Welsh Government and EU-funded project designed to develop new products and create new jobs.

DEFRA chief scientific adviser Gideon Henderson listed six areas in which producers could reduce their carbon impact

Environmental impact of food production: how can it be cut?

By Gwen Ridler

Eating less protein, CO2 emissions labelling and gene editing were some solutions that could help reduce UK food producers’ environmental impact, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) chief scientific advisor.

Martin: 'Companies must start their compliance early'

Legal opinion

Get to grips with low-to-no-alcohol labelling now

By Pete Martin

Consumers determined to ditch booze or reduce their intake have seen the no- and low-alcohol sector soar over the past two years, with the category growing by 51% in the year to February 2021 (Kantar Worldpanel).

Muneer: 'Businesses need to ensure they have the necessary permissions to bring workers into the country'

Legal opinion

HGV driver, poultry worker and pork butcher visas: what we know

By Shabana Muneer

In an effort to tackle supply chain issues, the Government backtracked on its refusal to allow 'unskilled' labour into the UK and announced a temporary visa scheme for overseas HGV drivers, poultry workers and now pork butchers. The situation...

Who will claim trophies on 10 February?

Rich Products, Müller and ABP are among FMEA finalists

By Rod Addy

Rich Products, Müller UK & Ireland and ABP are among the food firms making the final cut in the run-up to the announcement of the winners of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs). Is your company shortlisted? Read on to find out.

Worsey: 'The closer the manufacturer can work with its suppliers and retail customers, the bigger the impact it can have on the end consumer'

How to collaborate successfully on food waste and surplus

By Gwen Ridler

Peter Worsey, Sector Specialist in Food & Drink at WRAP, talks about the ways in which manufacturers and retailers can collaborate to improve their current performance and continue reducing food waste and surplus in the UK.

The Government has announced plans to offer 800 visas for overseas abattoir workers

Temporary abattoir visas fail to address wider issues

By Gwen Ridler

Government plans to allow 800 foreign abattoir workers into the UK on temporary visas will address immediate issues, but larger labour issues still need to addressed, warned members of the industry.

Shoratges of qualified vets has hit Wales the hardest, according to Eville & Jones

Wales hit hardest by UK vet shortage

By Gwen Ridler

The shortage of qualified veterinarians in the UK continued to threaten exports to EU countries, with Wales hit the hardest by the shortfall, according to provider Eville & Jones.

The UK Government has secured CO2 supplies until January 2022

UK Government secures CO2 supply deal

By Gwen Ridler

Supplies of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the UK have been secured until the new year, thanks to a deal agreed between Government and supplier CF Fertilisers.

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