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The meat industry is particularly reliant on migrant labour

Migrant labour system overhaul needed

By Aidan Fortune

The food and drink industry is at risk of a labour shortage if the current immigration system is not overhauled, a new report has found.

Th Clements approached Tong Engineering to install its new sprout line

Vegetable processor installs sprout sorting line

By James Ridler

Lincolnshire-based fresh vegetable processor TH Clements & Son has partnered with Tong Engineering to install a Brussels sprouts grading and sorting facility at its site in Boston.

The UK's food self-sufficiency figures have remained at the same level for the past two years

NFU highlights UK self-sufficiency issue

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has urged the Government to protect UK food in the face of stagnating self-sufficiency.

Greencore is to scrap long life ready meals, as revealed in its Q3 results

Greencore to scrap long-life ready meal production

By James Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore aims to stop producing longer-life ready meals at its Kiveton factory in Sheffield, according to third-quarter results for 2018, which revealed modest sales and profit growth.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has linked cucumbers in prepared meals to a recent outbreak of salmonella

Salmonella outbreak linked to ready-to-eat cucumber

By James Ridler

A recent outbreak of salmonella in the UK and Europe that has made 147 people ill has been linked to ready-to-eat meals containing cucumber, according to European health officials.

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