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We round up the news in the food and drink industry. Picture from Flickr user Jon S, supplied under a Creative Commons 2.0 license

Food and drink bulletin round-up

By James Ridler

From the National Pig Association’s objection to method of production labelling to award winning student entrepreneurs, we round up the latest news in the food and drink industry.

Pladis is the latest company to join the UK Plastics Pact

Pladis pledges to plastics packaging scheme

By James Ridler

McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner Pladis has pledged to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as part of a range of sustainability measures to reduce its environmental impact.

Food packaging firm’s graduate scheme grows opportunities

Tetra Pak graduate scheme grows opportunities

By James Ridler

Growing new talent can create opportunities for both staff and the company, according to a member of processing and packaging giant Tetra Pak’s graduate programme.

UK food and drink exports have risen over the past year

Whisky remains top UK export

By Aidan Fortune

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK’s food and drink export lists, new research has found.

Kellogg's is turning its waste corn flakes into beer

Kellogg’s turns Corn Flakes into beer

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has partnered with independent brewer Seven Bro7hers to turn its waste corn flakes into beer.

Scots were urged to ditch imported beer to boost the local brewing industry

Scotland pushes for £1bn brewing industry

By James Ridler

Industry body Scotland Food and Drink (SFD) has urged drinkers to ditch imported beer in a bid to grow Scottish brewing into a £1bn industry by 2030.

Kellogg's is turning its waste corn flakes into beer

Kellogg’s turns Corn Flakes into beer

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has partnered with independent brewer Seven Bro7hers to turn its waste corn flakes into beer.

Wagstaff: ‘We all need to invest in developing knowledge and skills to deliver the innovation that companies will need to demonstrate in the current business environment’

Opinion

How to equip yourself to tackle the ‘B’ word

By Carol Wagstaff

Director of the AgriFood Training Partnership at the University of Reading Carol Wagstaff argues the importance of training in helping food and drink firms ride the waves of Brexit.

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’

UK recycling faces ‘mixed plastics’ challenge

By Paul Gander

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to optimise their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) streams and eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’ to enable better recycling recovery rates.

The British Soft Drinks Association said it was committed to supporting the responsible sale of energy drinks

Not enough evidence for energy drink ban: committee

By Noli Dinkovski

A ban on the sale of energy drinks to children could be justified on “societal concerns”, but not on statistical evidence alone, according to a Parliamentary Committee report.

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