People & Skills

John D’Arcy: Improve the image of the industry to entice young people to work

Opinion

Improve the industry’s image for young people

By John D’Arcy

The public’s negative impression of the food and drink industry needs to be fixed to start enticing young people to join, according John D’Arcy, partner at operational improvement consultancy Newton Europe.

A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK meat industry £11m to keep migrant workers in the country

£11m migrant bill warning for meat trade

By James Ridler

Shouldering the price of keeping EU migrant workers in the UK after a no-deal Brexit would cost the UK meat industry more than £11m, the British Meat and Poultry Association (BMPA) has claimed.

Kevin Georgel (pictured) is to take the role of chief executive at St Austell Brewery early next year

Cornish brewer makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Cornish brewer St Austell Brewery is to appoint Kevin Georgel as chief executive, following the retirement of James Staughton in January next year (2020).

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne talks about the struggles of brings a gluten-free product to the market

Taste is king at Genius Gluten Free

By James Ridler

Creating good-tasting gluten-free food is the key driver behind product development at Genius Gluten Free, according to founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne.

Helen Munday spoke to Food Manufacture about the highlights of this year’s IFST Spring Conference

Microbiome a focus at IFST conference

By James Ridler

The microbiome and personalised nutrition were key highlights at this year’s Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) Spring Conference last week, held at the University of Birmingham.

Staff show off their Butchery Academy certificates

2 Sisters launches two new learning programmes

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group has rolled out two major learning programmes across its poultry processing sites, in a bid to improve language skills and meat cutting efficiencies.

Employers could be expected to fit the bill for their EU workers. Picture from the Government's Parliament TV website

Employers to foot EU worker bill

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers could be expected to foot the bill to keep their EU migrant employees in the country once the UK leaves the EU.

The University of Nottingham aims to provide a rounded education for its food science and processing students

learning provider

University of Nottingham: agents of change

By James Ridler

Two professors at the University of Nottingham are giving food science and processing students a rounded education to help them break down silos in the food industry.

2 Sisters owned Fox's Biscuits is set to axe 250 jobs

2 Sisters to axe 250 jobs at Fox’s Biscuits

By James Ridler

Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Fox’s Biscuits’ Uttoxeter site in East Staffordshire, after the manufacturer announced plans to reduce the 700-strong workforce at the loss-making site.

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