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The Government has appointed Ben Elliot to the position of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Food Waste Champion appointed

By Aidan Fortune

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed Ben Elliot to the newly-created role of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Real Good Food aims to focus on the potential of its Brighter Foods and Cake Decoration divisions

Real Good Food Group in R&W Scott disposal

By Rod Addy

Real Good Food (RGF) Group has disposed of its R&W Scott jam business via a management buy out (MBO) as its board continues its strategy of refocusing activity on core growth areas.

Of the 568 samples of lettuce examined, 30 were shown to be norovirus-positive

Deadly norovirus found in one-in-20 lettuces

By Noli Dinkovski

More than one-in-20 lettuces sold in the UK are contaminated with the potentially deadly bug norovirus, a major study funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.

The commitments are part of Coca-Cola’s ‘world without waste’ global vision

Coca-Cola makes plastic recycling commitments

By Noli Dinkovski

The Coca-Cola Company has made investment pledges with two companies working towards making polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste easier to recycle, as part of its commitment make at least 50% of all its bottles from recycled materials by 2030.

The deal has secured a 9.3% pay increase for production staff at the two plants, Unite has claimed

2 Sisters to boost poultry processing jobs, pay

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group aims to recruit 250 additional staff and increase pay by 9.3% by April next year at its West Bromwich site D and Wolverhampton site E poultry factories, trade union Unite claims.

Premium Halal Meat & Poultry has recalled some of its produce due to approval issues

NEWS IN BRIEF

Premium Halal Meat & Poultry issues recall

By Aidan Fortune

Birmingham-based Premium Halal Meat & Poultry has recalled some of its Direct Poultry Products because they have been produced without approval.

UK food and drink exports have risen over the past year

Whisky remains top UK export

By Aidan Fortune

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK’s food and drink export lists, new research has found.

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