All news articles for January 2022

Bottle caps fell foul of '100% recycled' claims

Drinks firms in trouble for '100% recycled' packaging claims

By Rod Addy

Soft drinks firms Pepsi Lipton International and Roxane UK have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which banned adverts that attracted complaints for making 'misleading' eco-friendly packaging claims.

Aldi buys British in its ongoing commitment to local produce

Aldi’s £1.6bn commitment to British suppliers

By James Ridler

Discount retailer Aldi has invested an extra £1.6bn with British suppliers since the start of the COIVD-19 pandemic as part of its commitment to locally grown produce.

The FSA hoped to address vet shortages by hiring 25% of official vets themselves

Food Standards Agency to employ 25% of Official Vets

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced plans to employ up to 25% of Official Vets (OVs) in order to curb shortages and maintain the delivery of official controls in abattoirs.

Ivan Siqueira has been appopinted president on Pilgrim's UK

New president to lead Pilgrim’s UK

By James Ridler

Ivan Siqueira, former head of Brazilian meat group Seara Foods, has been appointed president of pork processor Pilgrim’s UK.

Bramble's in-house manufacturing division makes preserves, chutneys, sauces and cakes

Bramble Foods secures private equity cash

By Rod Addy

Private equity firm LDC has made a minority investment in fine foods manufacturer and distributor Bramble Foods 'to support its organic and acquisitive growth strategy'.

Food retailers and manufacturers are celebrating Christmas

Financial roundup

Tesco, Hilton, M&S, Bakkavor and Finsbury trading positive

By Rod Addy

Tesco, Hilton Food Group, Marks & Spencer, Finsbury Food Group and Bakkavor have all reported positive sales performance in their latest trading updates, indicating continued recovery from the pandemic.