Change in food regulations ‘unnecessary’

Change in food regulations ‘unnecessary’

By James Ridler

Allergen labelling law doesn’t need overhauling, it just needs to be applied correctly, according to Dominic Watkins, law firm DWF’s head of food, speaking at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum 2019.

Changes to vet re-validation requirements have been welcomed by the British Veterinary Association

Veterinarian system overhaul welcomed

By Aidan Fortune

Plans to change the training and re-validation systems for Official Veterinarians (OVs) have been largely welcomed by the industry.

Apprentice Julie Beales and site leader Les Croydon share their experiences with Symington’s


Meet the apprentice: Symington’s

By James Ridler

Symington’s has opened up opportunities for its staff to develop through its apprenticeship scheme. Here, apprentice Julie Beales and site leader Les Croydon break down the positive effect the scheme has had on themselves and the business.

Greencore has set in motion its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit

Greencore plans for no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore is working with its customers to manage supply chain disruption in the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

Coveney urged manufacturers to start acting on their no-deal Brexit contingency plans. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Coveney: ‘take no-deal Brexit action now’

By James Ridler

With the threat of the UK crashing out of the EU, Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has urged food and drink manufacturers to act on no-deal Brexit scenario contingency plans.

Young's Seafood is to cut 50 jobs at its Livingston, Scotland plant

Young’s Seafood to axe 50 jobs

By James Ridler

Young’s Seafood is to axe 50 jobs at its fish processing plant in Scotland, following investments in automation and process improvement at the site.

Black: ergers and acquisitions in the food and drink industry will continue no matter the Brexit scenario. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Business Leaders’ Forum

M&A activity resilient to Brexit

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK food and drink industry will continue despite the outcome of Brexit, according to Shore Capital head of research Clive Black.

Nick Taylor is Moy Park's new head of talent and employee experience

New talent appointment at Moy Park

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry processor Moy Park has announced the appointment of Nicky Taylor as its new head of talent and employee experience.

International mergers and acquisitions in the UK could dwindle in a no-deal Brexit

Business leaders' forum

Brexit threatens international acquisitions in UK

By James Ridler

Crashing out of the EU could risk quashing international interest in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK, an expert in corporate finance has warned.

The FSA’s Brexit preparations are entering a critical phase

FSA boss Feeney to retire in summer

By Noli Dinkovski

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief executive Jason Feeney has announced he is to retire from the department this summer.

The Kensey Foods site set to close in July manufactures premium desserts

Job losses as Kensey Foods closes

By Aidan Fortune

More than 600 jobs are to be lost with the closure of desserts manufacturer Kensey Foods in Launceston, Cornwall.

Strike action is being threatened at the Hook 2 Sisters poultry site in Suffolk

Strike action threatened at poultry plant

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry business Hook 2 Sisters has offered to keep dialogue open in relation to the seven catchers that have threatened strike action later this year.

The UK meat industry could lose access to labour in a no-deal Brexit

EU labour risk for UK’s meat trade

By Aidan Fortune

The head of one of the largest food processing trade bodies has repeated his warning on the damage a no-deal Brexit could have on the meat industry, particularly in terms of labour.

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