Fresh produce

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.

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.

Leverton Brothers was fined a total of £10,000 for an arm crush incident

Potato producer fined for arm crush

By James Ridler

Producer Leverton Brothers has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 for safety failings, after a worker’s arm was seriously injured in a potato grading machine.

Apprenticeships in focus

Bakkavor's focus on apprenticeships

By James Ridler

Fresh prepared foods supplier Bakkavor is committed to its apprenticeships, and this includes feedback from both sides. In our new series focusing on both sides of the apprenticeship story, Cian Short, group apprenticeship manager and development chef...

The British food industry has called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU

Food industry urges frictionless EU trade

By Aidan Fortune

Brexit can and should champion British producers, according to leaders of the British food and farming industry, who have called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU post-Brexit.

Branston has launched two new products in Tesco stores nationwide

Branston launches new chip range in Tesco

By James Ridler

Potato processor Branston is set to launch a new range of prepared potato products in Tesco stores across the country, following increased demand from consumers.

A changing marketplace has led to a restructure at AHDB

AHDB restructures to meet ‘changing industry’

By Aidan Fortune

Food industry levy body Agriculture & Horticulture Levy Board (AHDB) has said a “fast-changing industry” has led to a restructuring of its market development division.

Mash direct has secured a listing in Waitrose

Mash Direct secures Waitrose listing

By James Ridler

Ready meals and prepared vegetable supplier Mash Direct has secured a deal, for an undisclosed sum, to supply upmarket retailer Waitrose.

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