Prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has denied strike action occurred at its Wiltshire cake factory, after confirming cases of coronavirus there as it announced the planned closure of its Alresford salad plant, affecting 100 jobs.
Ambient food and drink processor Princes has teamed up with Bright Future, an employment programme that provides victims of modern slavery with a pathway to paid employment and reintegration into society.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised Government support to protect and create new jobs to support the UK economy, along with plans to kick-start the hospitality sector, in a ‘mini-budget’.
Workplace deaths across the manufacturing sector – including food and drink firms – have fallen over the past year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/20.
A food hygiene and standards qualification launched by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) – in collaboration with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – could help boost the number of trained food safety personnel fast.