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BFAWU strike ballot called off at Fox’s Biscuits

BFAWU strike ballot called off at Fox’s Biscuits

By Elaine Watson

A strike ballot called by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) at Fox’s Biscuits’ factories at Kirkham and Batley has been called off due to ‘technical’ glitches.

Northern Foods: Pay offer at Fox's Biscuits is fair

Northern Foods: Pay offer at Fox's Biscuits is fair

By Elaine Watson

Northern Foods has defended its pay offer to staff at Fox's Biscuits as "very competitive in the current climate" following news that the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) is balloting members at the Kirkham and Batley biscuit...

A run for your honey

A run for your honey

By Patrick Robinson, factory manager, Rowse Honey

I left school with O- and A-levels and got a job in a microbiology lab at a bakery, which funded a Higher National Certificate in food technology at South Bank Polytechnic.

Who feels like Chicken Tonight? (Don't all shout at once.)

Who feels like Chicken Tonight? (Don't all shout at once.)

By Elaine Watson

Who feels like some Chicken Tonight? Not many of us, apparently, which explains why brand owner Unilever now wants to get shot of it, along with fellow cooking sauce Ragu, sales of which are believed to be equally uninspiring.

Gurkha sauce, anyone?

Gurkha sauce, anyone?

By Elaine Watson

An unusual range of premium sauces and chutneys inspired by the Gurkhas is gathering steam in the independent retail sector.

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