Drinks

Use of unapproved scales can land breweries with hefty fines

Breweries found lacking on scales

By Rod Addy

A quarter of breweries are not using Trade Approved scales, despite potentially risking fines of more than £1,000 and even imprisonment for not doing so, according to a survey by the Marsden Weighing Group.

Foods high in fat, sugar or salt are being targeted by the Scottish Government

HFSS promotions in Scotland to be restricted

By Noli Dinkovski

Sales of confectionery, cakes, crisps and sugary drinks north of the border are to be curbed after the Scottish Government announced plans to restricting the promotion of food high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).

ABF still in a strong position claim experts, despite poor performance from sugar division

ABF still a strong bet despite sugar profit drop

By James Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) continues to be a safe bet within the food and drink manufacturing industry, despite taking a hit from dwindling sugar profits, according to industry experts.

Echeverría (pictured) replaces Ron Lewis as chief customer service and supply chain officer

New supply chain boss at CCEP

By Helen Gilbert

Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) José Antonio Echeverría has replaced Ron Lewis as chief customer service and supply chain officer.

The range is composed of three functional products: Focus, Amplify and Balance, each with a unique flavour profile

Former Danone R&D director helps launch CBD shots

By Rod Addy

Former Danone research and development director Dr Ketan Joshi has worked on the development and launch of a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) shots infused with cannabidiol (CBD).

The sale of Greene King to  CK Asset Holdings has put more than 250 jobs at risk

Brewery takeover puts 250 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Union bosses are seeking assurances for more than 250 jobs at brewer and pub estate owner Greene King, after a £2.7bn takeover of the company by CK Asset Holdings (CKA) was announced earlier this week.

John Farrer & Co has chosen aluminium over bioplastics for packaging

Coffee pod firm opts for aluminium packaging

By Paul Gander

Coffee and tea merchant John Farrer & Co has chosen all-aluminium capsules for its first range of coffee pods after finding compostable bioplastics had failed to offer the necessary barrier while generating more complexity.

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