Ultimate produced some Famous Grouse-branded puddings under licence

Ultimate Food Company placed into administration

By Michelle Perrett

The Ultimate Food Company, based in Kendal, which made puddings, including some under the Famous Grouse brand under licence, has gone into administration due to a “number of issues”.

Fox's Biscuits is to create 74 jobs in West Yorkshire

Fox’s Biscuits to create 74 jobs

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group-owned Fox’s Biscuits is to create 74 full-time jobs at its factory in Batley, West Yorkshire, in response to growing demand for its products.

Calls for flour to be fortified with folic acid

Not adding folic acid in flour is ‘tragedy’

By Michelle Perrett

The failure to fortify flour with folic acid has been called a “missed opportunity” and a “tragedy” in a report published in Public Health Reviews today (January 31).

Finsbury posts sales growth in its half-year trading update

Finsbury posts growth as international sales fall

By James Ridler

Speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has posted a small rise in sales in its pre-close trading statement, despite a fall in sales from its overseas operations.

Greggs posted its seventeenth quarter of sales growth

Greggs posts 17th quarter of continued sales growth

By James Ridler

High street bakery Greggs has delivered its 17th quarter of consecutive like-for-like (LFL) sales growth in its fourth-quarter trading update, as it plans “record investment” in its supply chain in 2018.

Food and drink recalls in the UK more than doubled in 2015/16

Food and drink recalls more than double in 2015/16

By Michelle Perrett

The number of food and drink product recalls in the UK grew by 62% in 2015/16 driven by the impact of new EU labelling legislation, the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report has revealed.

Ice cream, breakfast cereals and biscuits are among the products targeted

PHE calls for more sugar reduction

By Paul Gander

Despite a positive overall picture and a “fabulous response” from some leading brands to its 20% cross-category sugar reduction target for 2020, Public Health England (PHE) has suggested that some categories are making more progress than others.

Real Good Food is seeking long-term financing after recently agreeing loan notes of £3M

Real Good Food seeks new funding after £6.7M loss

By Mike Stones

Real Good Food is seeking new funding to supplement recently-agreed short-term financing, after revealing a pre-tax loss of £6.7M in interim results for the six months to September 30 2017.

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