All news articles for June 2022

The UK/New Zealand FTA would have little impact on food standards, TAC advised

Verdict in on New Zealand free trade agreement

By Gwen Ridler

The UK’s free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand is unlikely to impact standards but could increase workload on agencies that ensure imports comply with those standards, according to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC).

Carlsberg has recieved a £3m fine for an ammonia leak that left one man dead and another seriously injured

Carlsberg fined £3m for ammonia leak

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Carlsberg has been fined £3m for an ammonia leak at its Northampton site that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

Input cost inflation has driven producers to raise prices at a record pace

Uk food and drink manufacturing output contracts

By Michelle Perrett

UK food and drink manufacturing output contracted for the first time in 10 months in May, as input cost inflation drove producers to raise prices at a record pace, the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker has revealed.

Food manufacturers can use these six steps to help tackle physical contamination in the factory

Opinion

Tackling physical contamination in six steps

By Ian Robertshaw

Ian Robertshaw, Global Key Account Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, outlines six steps that food manufacturers can take to help prevent physical contamination in the factory.

Nadia Bidzinska is the  new head of sustainability at Ornua Foods UK

Ornua Foods appoints new UK head of sustainability

By Michelle Perrett

Ornua Foods UK, the producer of brands such as Pilgrims Choice cheddar and Kerrygold butter, is to focus on its green credentials with the appointment of Nadia Bidzinska as its new head of sustainability.

Johnson: 'Testing spend is coming under pressure and at the same time risk is increasing'

Food safety opinion

How can I cut food testing costs?

By Alison Johnson

Price pressures and increasing risk tempted us to choose between cost saving and managing risk.

The FSA has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses

Consultation into the collection of Qurbani meat

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses in England and Wales during the period of Eid al-Adha.

GI's hold untapped potential for British food, claimed a new report

Geographically protected foods represent 'untapped potential'

By Michelle Perrett

The UK has missed out on important opportunities because of how geographical indication policy is used, a new report called Entitled Untapped Potential: Protected Food and Drink Name Policy in the United Kingdom, produced by a group of MPs, has claimed....

Chambers has ended his 29-year long career with Swires and hi seven year stint as Finlays managing director

Finlays managing director steps down

By Gwen Ridler

Finlays managing director Guy Chambers has stepped down from the position after seven years in the role, marking the end of his 29 year-long career with parent company Swire.

Eduardo Noronha talks alternative proteins in this exclusive podcast

JBS delves deeper into the world of alternative proteins

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, JBS global head of innovation and operational excellence Eduardo Noronha discusses the meat processing giant’s plans for alternative proteins across plant-based, fermented and cultivated meat.

David Moore is its first group head of ESG.

Compleat Food Group appoints first group head of ESG

By Michelle Perrett

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG) is making a major investment in its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance factors) capabilities with the appointment of David Moore as its first group head of ESG.

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