All news articles for November 2021

The GFSI has launched a new benchmark for food safety auditors

GFSI launches new benchmark for food safety auditors

By James Ridler

The ‘first-ever’ set of Benchmarking Requirements for food safety auditor Professional Recognition Bodies has been launched by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in a bid to raise the profile of the profession and attract and retain talent.

Weetabix conmtinued to dismiss claims of fire and rehire plans at its Kettering and Corby plants

Weetabix hits out at ‘fire and rehire’ claims

By James Ridler

Weetabix has continued to dismiss claims it is using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics in its ongoing pay dispute with workers union Unite and has levelled criticism on the union using the situation to support its unrelated national campaign against similar employment...

The UK clinched a free trade agreement with Australia in June. iStock credit: AlexKosev

Australia-UK free trade agreement

UK lamb producers vulnerable to Australia-China spat

By Rod Addy

UK lamb producers could be vulnerable to a breakdown in relations between Australia and China following the UK-Aussie free trade deal (FTA), levy body the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) claims.

Bakkavor has secured a £13.3m asset finance deal to fund an overhaul of its refrigeratrion systems

Bakkavor £13.3m refrigeration investment

By James Ridler

Fresh prepared meals manufacturer Bakkavor has secured a £13.3m asset finance deal from HSBC UK to help fund an overhaul of its refrigeration systems.

Confusion over best-before and use-by dates needs to be adressed in order to prevent food waste, according to Marcel Koks

Dynamic best-before and use-by dates to curb food waste

By Marcel Koks

Marcel Koks, Industry & Solution Strategy Director for Food & Beverage at Infor, asks how food manufacturers can lead the way when it comes to reducing the huge amounts of food wasted by consumers each year.

DSM promised a one-hour tunraropund on its new phage testing kit

DSM debuts one-hour phage testing kit

By James Ridler

A new testing kit that can detect Bacteriophage contamination in dairy products within an hour has been debuted by nutrition, health and bioscience firm Royal DSM.