Supply Chain

Professor Colin Dennis has become the 76th president of the IFT

Colin Dennis appointed IFT president for 2015–16

By Rick Pendrous

Professor Colin Dennis, who is to chair Food Manufacture Group’s food safety conference: Safer food and drink – from the harvest to the home – later this month, yesterday became the 76th president of the US Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Most M&S’s food suppliers can expect unannounced food audits: Paul Willgoss

M&S reveals unannounced food audits

By Nicholas Robinson

Marks & Spencer is preparing to roll out unannounced audits to the majority of its food suppliers in a bid to further strengthen its supply chain integrity against fraudsters looking to cash in on vulnerable companies.

Searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year

Wanted: Food Manufacture Personality of Year

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year. We need your help to celebrate the man or woman who has proved to be a top achiever in the field of UK food and drink manufacturing over the past 12 months.

Eddie Stobart Logistics was said to be trading ahead of the previous year

Stobart Group to focus on energy and aviation

By Michael Stones

Diversified transport business the Stobart Group is to continue its focus on the high-value areas of energy and aviation, said the firm’s boss in a pre-close trading statement.

 David Watson Transport Ltd was fined £150,000

Driver’s death leads to £150k fine for transport firm

By Michael Stones

A Norfolk-based transport firm has been fined £150,000 for safety failings after a driver suffered life-changing injuries and later died two years after the accident in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

The salmonella recalls were linked to a single supplier in the Netherlands

Salmonella wafer threat linked to single supplier

By Michael Stones

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing the threat of salmonella from wafers, after four products – linked to a single supplier in the Netherlands – were recalled last week.

New Cadbury production line opened by business secretary

Business boss opens Cadbury line with a promise

By Michael Stones

Business secretary Sajid Javid has opened Mondelēz International’s new Cadbury production line with a pledge that government wants to make the Midlands “an engine for growth” for the UK economy.