The UK’s flexible labour market must be protected by the government, urges the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), after the latest labour market statistics revealed a 125,000 rise in employment and 57,000 fall in unemployment.
Reynolds, a supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, has partnered with temperature control and mobile power specialist Aggreko to provide additional cooling capacity for its packing lines during the warmer summer months.
Food and drink manufacturers have been urged by temperature control systems specialist ICS Cool Energy to upgrade their process cooling systems in the run-up to planned changes to the Ecodesign Directive, which will come into effect on January 1 2018.
All sectors of the food industry should be more vocal in lobbying government to address the “urgent” shortage of non-UK EU nationals arising from Brexit, the deputy president of the National Farmers Union has argued.
Amazon’s plans to acquire US organic retailer Whole Foods Market in a £10.8bn ($13.7bn) deal announced last month, has sent shockwaves through the grocery sector as it foreshadows further expansion of the online retailer into the UK multiples’ traditional...
The passion to communicate food science more effectively characterised the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Las Vegas last month, according to the organisation’s immediate past president Professor Colin Dennis.
Food science’s top challenge is combating confirmation bias – people’s preference to accept information that confirms their pre-existing views – warns Oscar-nominated film director Scott Hamilton Kennedy.
Harvests could fail and food prices would increase if the industry loses access to EU seasonal workers, warned the National Farmers Union (NFU) and trade body British Summer Fruits, after a fall in staff left food producers critically short of people.
Poor EU decision making about the future of crop protection products could jeopardise the UK’s supply of cost-effectively produced food and cost farmers more than £1bn, warned the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Nim’s Fruit Crisps has signed a deal with snacks distributor Handmade Speciality Products to distribute its apple, pear, pineapple, and beetroot and parsnip crisps to the education and healthcare sectors, it was revealed this week (June 12).
Students from the University of Reading have won the UK leg of this year’s Ecotrophelia Awards – the pan-European competition for ecologically inspired innovative new product development (NPD) – in a contest dominated by vegetarian and vegan products.