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Kevin Georgel (pictured) is to take the role of chief executive at St Austell Brewery early next year

Cornish brewer makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Cornish brewer St Austell Brewery is to appoint Kevin Georgel as chief executive, following the retirement of James Staughton in January next year (2020).

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne talks about the struggles of brings a gluten-free product to the market

Taste is king at Genius Gluten Free

By James Ridler

Creating good-tasting gluten-free food is the key driver behind product development at Genius Gluten Free, according to founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne.

The EU Council's agreement to extend Brexit has had mixed responses from the food and drink industry

Industry response to EU exit extension

By James Ridler

The EU Council’s decision to allow the UK to delay its departure from the EU has been met with relief and scepticism by the food and drink industry.

Clipper Teas owner Wessanen has been acquired for £737.2m

Wessanen acquired in £737.2m takeover bid

By James Ridler

Clipper Teas and Whole Earth owner Wessanen has accepted a takeover bid from private equity firm PAI Partners and Delta Partners co-founder Charles Jobson, in a deal worth €885m (£737.2m).

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

An allergic reaction to the unlabelled egg found in Nevis Bakery's biscuits cost the firm more than £6k

Food safety breach costs baker £6k

By James Ridler

Scotland-based Nevis Bakery has been fined £6,000 for food safety breaches, after a boy in Northern Ireland nearly died from an allergic reaction after consuming one of its products.

Five-a-day claims: three out of four products studied didn’t contain the recommended 80g portion size

Trading Standards warning over ‘five-a-day’ claims

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been warned that they could fall foul of Trading Standards rules after a study revealed three-quarters of products with five-a-day claims fell short of the recommended 80g portion size.

Stephanie Steege (left) and Kavita Karnik discuss the impact of EU law on food innovation

EU laws hinder food innovation

By James Ridler

Laws defining the ingredients that can legally be used in food production are lagging behind innovations made by the industry, according to a panel of experts.

Carbon dioxide is used to produce the bubbles in fizzy drinks and as a gas in modified atmosphere packaging

CO2 shortage ‘could happen again’

By Aidan Fortune

UK food industry experts have warned that last year’s CO2 shortage could easily happen again if the supply chain isn’t improved.

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