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First of two Oscars: Jeremy Faulkner, md SK Chilled Foods (centre right) and NPD manager Emma Bell, receive the first trophies from category sponsor Kevin Haynes (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

SK Chilled Foods team will be ‘thrilled to bits’ at Oscar win

By Mike Stones

Ethnic snacks manufacturer SK Chilled Foods md Jeremy Faulkner said his workforce would be “thrilled to bits” to win the Food Manufacture Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Wingland Foods’s operations manager Darryn Denny won a place in F1 racing car

Wingland Foods operations manager wins F1 racing car competition

By Mike Stones

Wingland Foods’s operations manager Darryn Denny will find himself behind the steering wheel of a Formula One racing car, after winning our exclusive competition, staged at the recent Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Show.

Top trainer: Mike Lambert, Bakkavor head of operations, collected the award from Matt Betty (right), business development manager with category sponsor Appetite Learning. They were joined on stage by awards host Matt Dawson

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Bakkavor on top form after winning training Oscar

By Mike Stones

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor Hitchen Foods came top of the form, after winning the prized Training Programme of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London on Wednesday...

Three people have been arrested, after an investigation into modern slavery by the GLAA and Kent Police

Gangmasters arrested over modern slavery claims

By James Ridler

Three people were arrested in Kent yesterday (November 2), following an investigation into modern slavery in the poultry industry by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Pladis has appointed Nick Bunker as its UK and Ireland md. McVitie's Hobnobs image by Flickr user Stuart Webster (CC BY 2.0)

Pladis hires new UK and Ireland md

By James Ridler

McVitie’s brand owner Pladis has appointed former KP Snacks ceo Nick Bunker as the new md of its UK & Ireland business, effective from November 6.

Catherine Young’s space-themed entry, named ‘Rocket Fuel’

Teenager engineers prize with Cadbury chocolate

By Michelle Perrett

A British teenager has won the right to see her chocolate bar invention being brought to life in Bournville, the home of Cadbury at the Mondelēz International Global Chocolate Centre of Excellence.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps ceo Nimisha Raja talks about winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award

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Winning FMEA boosts Nim’s reputation

By James Ridler

Winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) has grown the reputation and recognition for healthy snacks firm Nim’s Fruit Crisps, according to boss Nimisha Raja.