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The potential closure of Swancote Foods has put jobs at the potato processor at risk

Jobs risk at potato processor

By James Ridler

Jobs are at risk at potato processor Swancote Foods after it announced it has entered a 30-day consultation period with its employees regarding the potential closure of its sole site in Telford.

E Park and Sons has submitted plans to build a new factory and create jobs

Potato processor plans to create 15 jobs

By James Ridler

Potato processor E Park and Sons (EPS) is set to create 15 new jobs as part of plans to build a new factory at its headquarters in Macclesfield, Cheshire, subject to council approval.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Pret is rolling out ingredients labelling on all its products nationwide

Pret launches nationwide ingredients labelling

By James Ridler

Pret A Manger is to roll out a full list of ingredients for all the fresh food it sells in stores, following the deaths of two customers that suffered allergic reactions from eating its sandwiches.

Sales of ethically-sourced food and drink grew to £8.2bn in 2018

UK ethical food sales worth £8.2bn

By James Ridler

Sales of ethical food and drink in the UK hit £8.2bn in 2018 and are projected to continue growing through 2019, according to new research by Mintel.

Step onto the show floor at IFE 2019 in this video

Innovation on show at IFE 2019

By James Ridler

From low calorie meringue bars to vegan ready meals, this year’s International Food & Drink Event (IFE) showcased the latest innovations in the industry – captured in our whistle-stop video tour.

Health and safety failings have cost Braegate Produce Ltd £50k and C H Cole & Sons £30k

Potato processing firms fined for safety failings

By James Ridler

Potato processor Braegate Produce has been fined £50,000 for health and safety failings, while a separate potato processing line accident has cost one Essex firm more than a £30,000 penalty.

Vbites owner Heather Mills has purchased her third food factory

Heather Mills buys third food factory

By James Ridler

Heather Mills, owner of vegan food manufacturer VBites, has purchased the former Coty/Procter & Gamble factory in Newcastle for an undisclosed sum.

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