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Three new Saucy Fish Co frozen fishcakes are launching in Australia

Saucy Fish Co heads down under

By Gwen Ridler

Seafood brand The Saucy Fish Co has expanded its reach into the southern hemisphere with the launch of its frozen fishcake products into Australian supermarket chain Woolworths.

Danish Crown reveals Tulip losses

Danish Crown reveals Tulip Limited losses

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Danish Crown has revealed the extent of the losses suffered by its Tulip Limited business in the final year before it was sold to Pilgrim’s Pride.

Wrights’ £7m investment supported job creation

Wrights Food Group completes £7m investment

By Gwen Ridler

Wrights Food Group has completed a £7m investment programme at its manufacturing sites in Crewe, supporting the creation of new jobs and new contracts.

Six-in-10 adults prefer snacking over larger meals,according to Mondelēz

Mondelēz: Snacking eclipses meal time

By Gwen Ridler

Snacking is eclipsing larger meals as the preferred choice for eating during the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz.

The UK market remains good value for investors despite Brexit and the upcoming general election

UK food M&A market ‘attractive’ despite Brexit uncertainty

By Dan Colombini

The UK food market remains “very attractive” after two major UK manufacturing M&A deals, involving Bakkavor and Valeo Foods, topped the list of industry activity in September, with the sector totalling £615.66m in value.

Mackie’s £250k investment has led to the creation of jobs

New jobs to follow Mackie’s machinery spend

By Dan Colombini

Scottish ice cream producer Mackie’s is to create new jobs at its Aberdeen site, after investing £250,000 in new machinery to help meet increased demand through exports.

Producers and retailers have taken great strides in reducing household food waste

Producers make progress toward limiting food waste

By Gwen Ridler

Work to reduce food waste has seen significant progress, but more can still be done to limit the cost of wasted food to the UK, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Crisp Maltings' new peat kiln has helped double production

Maltster invests £3.3m in new plant

By Gwen Ridler

Norfolk-based Crisp Maltings has invested £3.3m in a new plant at its site in Portgordon on the north coast of Scotland, in a bid to meet demand for premium speciality malt.

The NFU announced last week that it would write to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), calling for an urgent investigation to safeguard the long-term prosperity of the industry.

NFU forced to delay Defra milk review proposals

By Dan Colombini

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has delayed its call for a review into profitability in the liquid milk sector, following the announcement of the general election.

The paper will highlight a range of issues to support growth for the sector, amid ongoing concerns over its future

ABP to reveal meat industry ‘white paper’

By Dan Colombini

Meat processor ABP Food Group is undertaking a study on the future and sustainability of the meat industry, which it will launch and submit to the Government in the coming weeks.

Docker has used Shaws' family heritage to make a name for her business

Me & My Team

Shaws: The art of preservation

By Jan Docker

Shaws managing director Jan Docker (front right) is using the Huddersfield-based chutney maker’s long family heritage to take the business to new heights.

The food industry has responded to the governments consultation on a National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy: industry submissions

By Gwen Ridler

The UK food and drink industry has called for the Government’s National Food Strategy to focus on the length and breadth of the industry and to uphold the high level of standards currently enjoyed in the UK.

Armon has resubmitted plans for a chicken processing plant in Wales

Meat firm resubmits chicken processing plant plans

By Gwen Ridler

Welsh meat processor Armon has resubmitted plans for a chicken processing plant adjacent to its site in Wrexham, two months after it was originally thrown out by the local council.

Closure of the dairy has led to the loss of over 300 jobs

Falling cream prices behind Tomlinson’s Dairies closure

By Dan Colombini

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has confirmed that the “significant operating losses” caused by decreased cream prices caused the closure of Tomlinson’s Dairies, as hundreds of workers seek legal action against the business.

Jobs have been threatened by the tariffs imposed on Scotch whisky by the US

Whisky tariff threatens jobs

By Gwen Ridler

The 25% tariff on US imports of Scotch whisky will put jobs at risk and stunt investment and productivity in the sector, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

The £150,000 expansion project includes a consultation to future-proof the bakery and building works

Jobs to follow with £150,000 bakery expansion

By Dan Colombini

West Yorkshire bakery Just Desserts has appointed contractors to commence works on its £150,000 expansion plans, with an expectation of new jobs to be created as a result.

The popularity of chilled vegetarian options led to a healthy increase across the board

Healthy foods boost chilled food sales

By Dan Colombini

The Chilled Foods Association (CFA) has reported a continued rise in sales in the sector, with the surge in vegetarian and healthier options significantly boosting the upturn.

Rebel Kitchen is to merge with Nurture Brands

Rebel Kitchen to merge with Nurture Brands

By Gwen Ridler

Alternative milk business Rebel Kitchen is to merge with Nurture Brands in a bid to create the UK’s top plant-based snacks and drinks producer.

The shock decision has left many dairy producers in Wales scrambling to find another processor for their milk

Union seeks answers from closed dairy

By Dan Colombini

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is seeking urgent clarification on the reasons behind the decision by Tomlinson‘s Dairies to close its doors and cease trading.