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(Left to right) Nigel Upson, Claire Wright and Ben Lee

Poultry processor appoints managing director

By James Ridler

Yorkshire-based Soanes Poultry has promoted general manager Nigel Upson to the role of managing director, as part of a restructure of its board of directors.

Step onto the show floor at IFE 2019 in this video

Innovation on show at IFE 2019

By James Ridler

From low calorie meringue bars to vegan ready meals, this year’s International Food & Drink Event (IFE) showcased the latest innovations in the industry – captured in our whistle-stop video tour.

Unite members at Moy Park are to be balloted on strike action over pay

Moy Park workers to hold strike ballot

By James Ridler

Unite is to hold a strike ballot for its members working for poultry processor Moy Park, after disagreements over ‘unreasonable management demands’ in ongoing pay negotiations.

Ornua apprentice Andrew Burgess discusses his experience at the dairy manufacturer

Meet the apprentice: Ornua Foods

By James Ridler

Ornua Foods says that while young people can get a base knowledge in engineering, having its own apprentices means they get to grips with the company’s equipment from the start. Apprentice Andrew Burgess and Ornua principal engineer Jamie Gould relate...

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.

Ridgard: ‘I think it’s true to say that fantastic people make fantastic products’

The Original Baker invests in workers

By James Ridler

A confident and passionate workforce is key to creating great products, according to the founders of Malton-based pie, pastry and sausage roll specialist The Original Baker.

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