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Baxters Food Group acquired Baxters Canada Inc. in 2004

Baxters Food Group sells Canadian subsidiary

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has sold its Canadian subsidiary Baxters Canada Inc to three financial partners, which are each investing $8m (£6.1m) in the business.

Gastro Star has introduced a new fresh produce packaging line

Gastro Star introduces new Itech packaging line

By James Ridler

Switzerland-based vegetable processor Gastro Star has minimised product giveaway using fixed weight packs, thanks to a new packaging line installed by Ishida Europe and its Swiss distributor, Itech.

Ukraine officials visited AHDB to learn about meat hygiene

Ukrainian officials visit AHDB

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) welcomed food safety specialists from the Ukraine to its headquarters in Warwickshire.

Tesco's decision to remove best before dates has been heavily praised

Tesco waste initiative sets benchmark

By James Ridler

Tesco’s decision to remove best-before dates from select fruit and vegetable lines will be a benchmark that all other supermarkets will follow, according to an industry expert.

Scotbeef is hoping for a positive decision on its Inverurie site planning application

Councillors urged to approve £20m Scotbeef abattoir

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFU Scotland) has written to Aberdeenshire councillors, asking them to back planning proposals for a Scotbeef development at Thainstone, Inverurie.

On average 3.8% of chilled raw whole birds sold in major supermarkets and discount chains tested positive for the highest levels of infection from January to March

Morrisons has upper hand in chicken bug war

By Rod Addy

Morrisons has the upper hand in the war against campylobacter, with none of its shop-bought chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination of the food poisoning pathogen in the latest quarterly figures.

Key Technology has introduced Sort-to-Grade software

Key Technology adds new sorting software

By Ellie Woollven

Key Technology is introducing its Sort-to-Grade (STG) software to its VeryX digital sorters, which handle wet and frozen potato strips.

Nestlé is shifting production of Blue Riband to Poland

Nestlé confirms 73 job losses at Fawdon factory

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé UK is shedding 73 jobs at its Fawdon chocolate factory as it aims to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate bar to its factory in Kargowa, Poland, before 2019.

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