The Trades Union Congress has written to business secretary Vince Cable asking him to investigate whether Twinings received EU funds to “relocate” production from the UK to a new Polish factory, given that UK jobs could be lost as a result.
Premier Foods remains ‘open-minded’ about selling off assets to pay off debts, bosses have revealed as the firm released interim results broadly in line with expectations, but warned of rising cost inflation in the second half.
A clutch of widely-used nutrition claims from ‘no added salt’ and ‘low-Gi’ to ‘10% less fat’ remain in a state of legal limbo as discussions over whether to allow them under the health claims Regulation drag on.
Tate & Lyle has unveiled first quarter trading figures reflecting “steady” demand in speciality food ingredients, "solid" growth in sucralose volumes and “firm” demand for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
The EU Commission is seeking “formal guarantees” from the Polish authorities that Twinings is not using an EU funding award to invest in a multi-million euro factory that will see the relocation of UK production facilities abroad.
The new owner of Tate & Lyle’s EU sugar division says it will take measures "to substantially ease the supply situation" as regards raw cane sugar supplies to the Silvertown refinery in London over the next 18 months.