People & Skills

Smith: ‘We chose to handmake our products because, once you focus on large-scale production, all of a sudden it’s high volume, low price and you end up just churning something out’

Me and my team

Fatherson Bakery: Taking homemade to heart

By Laurence Smith

Fatherson Bakery owner and managing director Laurence Smith explains how his experience of bigger businesses is helping the company ‘punch above its weight’.

Use of behavioural psychology can help bread a better food safety culture

A nudge in the right direction

By James Ridler

The use of nudge theory – positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions – can help influence the behaviour and decision-making of workers to reinforce food safety culture and compliance, according to Shield Safety Group strategic advisor Sterling Crew.

The rise in recruitment for regulatory roles has been sparked by consumer demand for more transparency

Regulatory compliance feature

Keen to comply: the rise in regulatory recruitment

By James Ridler

Despite the growing threat posed by Brexit, the recent rise in recruitment for food manufacture regulatory compliance roles is down to other pressures.

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

opinion

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.

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