Fresh produce

Avondale posted turnover growth in 2018 however pre-tax profits were down

Avondale Foods warns against currency fluctuations

By Aidan Fortune

Fresh foods provider Avondale Foods has reported a record turnover for the past year, but has warned that fluctuations between euro and sterling could cause issues in the future.

Shore Capital's Clive Black has criticised politicians for Brexit uncertainty

UK an ‘embarrassment’ for lack of Brexit agreement

By James Ridler

The Government’s inability to reassure UK food producers on the future of the industry post-Brexit has made the country an international embarrassment, Shore Capital head of research Clive Black has claimed.

The Government has appointed Ben Elliot to the position of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Food Waste Champion appointed

By Aidan Fortune

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed Ben Elliot to the newly-created role of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Meet the food manufacture apprentice

Meet the apprentice: Thanet Earth

By James Ridler

Kent-based vegetable grower Thanet Earth has discovered real value in its apprenticeship programme, in association with training provider Remit.

The food and drink industry reacts to the Government's Resources and Waste strategy

Industry responds to Government’s waste strategy

By James Ridler

The Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy, which will see food manufacturers forced to pay recycling costs for their packaging, has had a mixed reception from the food and drink industry.

Of the 568 samples of lettuce examined, 30 were shown to be norovirus-positive

Deadly norovirus found in one-in-20 lettuces

By Noli Dinkovski

More than one-in-20 lettuces sold in the UK are contaminated with the potentially deadly bug norovirus, a major study funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.