Supply Chain

The FSA and FSS held a review of meat cutting plants and cold stores following a spate of non-compliance issues

Cutting plant review update pending

By Aidan Fortune

An update on the progress made on the recommendations set out in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) and Food Standards Scotland’s (FSS’) meat cutting plant and cold store review is expected imminently.

Mondelēz International claimed fourth place for its UK milk chocolate wafer snack Cadbury Roundie

Top five global food and drink innovators

By Rod Addy

Nestlé, Barilla, Mondelēz International, Danone and PepsiCo have emerged as the top five global food and drink innovators, according to research by Nielsen.

The inquiry will explore the potential of a tax on packaging containing less than 30% recycled materials

Plastic packaging inquiry launched

By Rod Addy

An inquiry into plastic packaging for food and drink is being launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, aiming to track progress on developing eco-friendly alternatives and how they perform.

Tacon's verdict found the Co-op Group had breached two counts of the GSCOP

£1.3m bill for Co-op Group grocery code breach

By Rod Addy

The Co-op Group must overhaul its processes and face costs of £1.3m after Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon announced it had breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).

Warnings have been issued to Government over a lack of clarity surrounding Brexit

Meat industry issues Brexit warnings

By Aidan Fortune

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the Government to ensure that the population continues to have access to quality food once the UK leaves the EU.

Pasta Foods has invested in a new pasta production line ahead of expected Brexit supply issues

Pasta Foods invests in new production line

By Aidan Fortune

Ingredients manufacturer Pasta Foods has installed a new state of the art production line in its Norwich facility to help cope with expected rising demand caused by Brexit.

This latest UK development for Magnum follows the launch of Magnum Vegan in Classic and Almond varieties in September 2018

Unilever extends Magnum White Chocolate selection

By Rod Addy

Unilever is taking its Magnum White Chocolate ice cream variant in a fresh direction, launching Magnum White Chocolate & Cookies, hailing 2019 as the year of white chocolate.

Simply Lunch managing director Sam Page (centre), with brothers Jack (left) and William (right), is confident the firm’s bullish outlook will help it ride the Brexit storm

Me & My Team

Simply Lunch on the same page

By Sam Page

The boss of the family-run food-to-go business explains how they built an empire – and a strategy for overcoming Brexit uncertainty.

Essex-based grower Angflor has been acquired by Florette owner Agrial Fresh Produce

Florette owner expands UK operations

By Aidan Fortune

Agrial Fresh Produce, owner of salad brand Florette, has made steps to ensure year-round production in the UK by acquiring Essex-based grower Angflor.

GLAA officers carried out the operation with West Yorkshire Police on Thursday 7 March

Arrest made after suspected slavery offences

By Noli Dinkovski

A 21-year-old Polish man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences relating to another Polish man working in the food industry.

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