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EIT Food CEO on funding the fight against COVID-19

EIT Food boss exclusive interview: part 1

Coronavirus funding fostering food firm innovation

By James Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Andy Zynga, boss of European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food, addresses likely access to funding after the Brexit transition period and three funding recipients that caught his eye.

David Nairn has stepped down as MD of Burts Snacks

Former SHS Group drinks head to become Burts Snacks boss

By James Ridler

Burts Snacks managing director (MD) David Nairn has stepped down from his role after 14 years leading the business and is being replaced by the former MD of SHS Group’s drinks division David McNulty.

The BFAWU has raised grievances overs the apparent overlooking of their members for agency staff at Greencore Northampton

Greencore in trade union row over agency workers

By James Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore is in dispute with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) for hiring agency staff to meet demand while lower paid employees remain on furlough.

Princes brands include Napolina; Crisp 'n Dry, Flora and Mazola cooking oils and Branston baked beans

Princes Group backs lifeline for modern slavery victims

By Rod Addy

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.

The past month has seen a number of appointments in the food and drink industry

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By James Ridler

Appointments are food logistics firm Walker Logistics, Magners Cider owner C&C Group and Kerry Foods are all featured in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Workplace fatalities have dropped since 2018, according to the HSE

Workplace fatalities fall in 2019

By James Ridler

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.

Duncan Everett has been appointed chief executive of Noble Foods

Kerry Foods CEO joins Noble Foods

By James Ridler

Kerry Foods chief executive Duncan Everett has left the chilled foods manufacturer to head up egg processor Noble Foods.

Nick Robinson has been appointed chief executive of Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods appoints new chief executive

By James Ridler

Chilled food manufacturer Kerry Foods has promoted Nick Robinson to the role of chief executive from his current position as managing director of consumer brands.

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