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 Wilkins: 'A company’s training system must be cost-effective, while guaranteeing high employee engagement and enabling rapid recruitment of new staff'

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Why food safety training is vital in the wake of cuts

By Alex Wilkins

Training provider iHasco head of business development Alex Wilkins urges the importance of food safety training in food manufacturing businesses, in the wake of cuts by local authorities.

ABP's John Tynan (centre left) shares his experience from last week's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

FMEAs 2018

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: video interview

By James Ridler

Food Manufacture Company of the Year ABP UK’s John Tynan shares his thoughts on the company winning three awards at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

The last jar of Colman#s Mustard roled off the production line on Wednesday

Unilever shuts down historic Colman’s factory

By James Ridler

Unilever has finally stopped production of Colman’s Mustard at its Norwich factory, ending 160 years’ of manufacturing of the iconic British condiment at the site.

Simon Smith is to take over as the new chief executive of Young's Seafood

Young’s announces new chief executive

By James Ridler

Young’s Seafood has appointed former Seachill managing director Simon Smith as its new chief executive, following the company’s acquisition by pork processor Karro Food Group.

Linwoods has announced plans to close it bakery, with the loss of 70 jobs

Bakery closure to axe 70 jobs

By James Ridler

Northern Ireland-based baker and health foods manufacturer Linwoods has revealed plans to close its bakery, with up to 70 jobs to be axed at the site.

Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative party and the UK's new prime minister. Image from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office shared under a Creative Commons 2.0 license

FDF urges new PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and Drink Federation chief executive Ian Wright has urged new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to steer away from a no-deal Brexit, or risk “destroying” the industry.

Howard: ‘We’re looking forward to continue to grow on a national scale’

Sales and jobs boost for Clearly Drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

A north-east soft drinks manufacturer says investing in people and processes has enabled it to grow revenue by 20% and staff by 50% in the last 12 months.

Sarah Matthews and Bill Treddenick discuss Lorien Engineering Solution's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Lorien Engineering Solutions

By James Ridler

Lorien Engineering Solutions apprentice Sarah Matthews talks about her ongoing learning, while operations director Bill Treddenick outlines the importance of meeting the skills challenge head-on

The Food Standards Agency has appointed Emily Miles as the new chief executive

Food Standards Agency appoints new chief exec

By James Ridler

Emily Miles – current acting director general for the EU exit delivery group at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – has been appointed the next chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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