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Local authorities are struggling to meet their legal responsibilities to ensure business compliance, the report found

Food safety inspection funding drops

By David Challis

Funding for delivering food controls has dropped by £24m over the past six years, calling local authorities’ ability to meet their legal responsibilities into question, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

James Bell (left) and Paul Middlehurst (right) discuss Weetabix's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Weetabix

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereals firm Weetabix believes in a flat structure, so that its apprentices’ learning and input help future-proof the business. Here, apprentice James Bell (pictured, left) explains how important this is for his development, while employer Paul...

Montezuma’s has made a number of senior appointments this month

Montezuma’s appoints senior exec team

By David Challis

Montezuma’s has appointed a senior executive leadership team after its takeover by Edinburgh-based private equity firm Inverleith in November 2018.

AG Barr produces brands including energy drink Rockstar, Irn Bru, Rubicon and Snapple in the UK

AG Barr invests in non-alcoholic spirits business

By Rod Addy

AG Barr has invested £1m in non-alcoholic spirits in the form of start-up business Elegantly Spirited, signalling its interest in an emerging drinks category that is generating significant interest.

The UK exported 1.2bn tonnes of dairy produce, worth £1.6bn, to the EU alone in 2018

Plea for Government support for dairy exports

By Rod Addy

The Government must support dairy exports for the sake of the industry’s future success, according to a report issued by the Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

Aryzta has dropped its earnings forecast for 2019

Aryzta drops earning predictions for FY19

By James Ridler

Speciality food manufacturer Aryzta has downgraded its earnings prediction for the year, despite reporting revenue growth for the three months ended 30 April 2019.