Reports are surfacing of substantial amounts of vegetables going to waste that would otherwise be destined for fresh produce or frozen food processors because of the lack of labour required to harvest them.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has joined with businesses and organisations across the industry calling for immediate action from the Government to address the labour crisis affecting the food and drink sector.
Prepared fruit and fresh fruit drinks supplier Orchard House Foods has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steve Corby as its new chief executive and Antony Greenwood as commercial director.
The UK will be hit with a raft of food shortages over the Christmas holiday period if the Government doesn’t step up and address the continued staff shortages across the food and drink supply chain, according to Heck founder and managing director Andrew...
The food industry faces 'the worst skills crisis in our lifetime', according to Andrew Brodie, Avara Foods people and communications director, one of the participants in Food Manufacture's 9 September webinar tackling the issue.
The Government needs to take immediate steps to solve the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage and ease the unsustainable pressure placed on supply chains, urged the heads of Logistics UK and the British retail Consortium (BRC)
The food industry is faced with tough production decisions in the midst of skills and labour shortages, so Food Manufacture is holding a webinar sponsored by Aptean to support those on the front lines.
Unite members at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ Banbury, Oxfordshire plant have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new a pay and employment conditions package that removes the management’s proposal to ‘fire and rehire’ staff.
Marnie Millard, former chief executive of soft drinks firm Nichols and president of the British Soft Drinks Association, is among the line-up for the 2022 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards judging panel.
Providing a more desirable place to work is the first step towards improving staff retention and handling labour shortages within the food and drink industry, according to Pentadel managing director James Kemp.
The labour shortage experienced across the food and drink supply chain will only get worse, unless the Government steps in now to prevent serious damage, according to members of the food and drink industry.
Devon-based frozen food firm Paramount 21 has increased wages for workers at its Newton Abbot site by introducing the Living Wage, as it embarks on a £650,000 investment into its production capabilities.
Having relinquished the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) presidency after an intense four-years, Dunbia's business public relations director (UK) Isla Roebuck tackles Brexit, the skills shortage and Dunbia's joint venture with Dawn...