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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.

Bakkavor has 20,000 employees and operates 25 factories in the UK, making a range of fresh prepared products

Bakkavor plans job cuts at Spalding site

By Rod Addy

Another blow has been struck to Lincolnshire food production, as Bakkavor has announced planned job cuts at its Spalding salad factory in order for production to remain sustainable at the site.

The Government's temporary tariff schedule has been described as 'dangerous' by the food and drink industry

Food industry critical of ‘dangerous’ tariff regime

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have voiced their concerns over the dangers posed by the UK Government’s tariff schedule that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The union wants to ensure workers' terms and conditions are met should a sale go ahead

Unite demands Hain Daniels sale talks

By Dan Colombini


Unite, the union, has urged Hain Celestial’s UK arm, Hain Daniels, to “come clean” with workers over its potential sale plans.

Whitworths is focusing on NPD after a downturn in performance for last year

Whitworths to launch plant-based ready meals

By Dan Colombini

Seeds and nuts producer Whitworths is seeking to enter the lucrative plant-based ready meal sector with a new range planned for next year, as the firm announced a reduction in turnover in its full-year results.

The Pennine Foods Factory in Sheffield is under review

Pennine Foods to close Sheffield factory

By Dan Colombini

Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost with the proposed closure of the Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group.

Unions have hit out at the US president's plans to apply 25% tariffs to Scotch whisky

GMB slams Trump post-Brexit whisky tariffs

By Dan Colombini

Trade union GMB Scotland has hit out at US president Donald Trump’s intention to apply 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky as part of any future trade deals, with Brexit on the horizon.

Sustainable manufacturing methods have helped boos the sales of chicken in the UK

Poultry firms welcome UK industry growth stats

By Dan Colombini

Poultry producers have welcomed the news that the share of consumers in the UK visiting chicken outlets and restaurants has shot up from 40% in the last year.