Frozen

Bakewell Tart and breast milk ice cream anyone?

FSA goes Gaga over breast milk ice cream...

By Ben Bouckley

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating whether a controversial ice cream made with donated breast milk, and sold in a London restaurant, breaches food safety regulations.

Headland Foods: Staff worry about losing redundancy pay

Headland Foods staff face redundancy pay dilemma

By Graham Holter

Workers at Headland Foods in Flint are asking for a more flexible approach to redundancy payments from owner Kerry Group, given worries that they could lose money by taking new work before the factory closes.

Ranjit Boparan: Could his 11.4% stake in Northern Foods prove decisive?

Pressure on Greencore to up stakes in Northern bid

By Ben Bouckley

Greencore is under pressure to table a viable counter-bid by March 2 to beat Ranjit Boparan in the struggle to takeover Northern Foods, but still has advantages on its side if it does do so, says one City analyst.

Could a simple amendment to the FIR create a two-tier butter market in the EU?

Manufacturers fret over EU 'defrosted' designation

By Ben Bouckley

Industry concerns are growing about a possible amendment to the EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) that will require all foods frozen, then defrosted before sale, to be labelled ‘defrosted’.

Longbenton Foods Benton Lane staff pay issues resolved

Longbenton Foods Benton Lane staff pay issues resolved

By Elaine Watson

Staff at Longbenton Foods' frozen ready meals factory in Longbenton have now received all of the outstanding money they were owed for their services in January, FoodManufacture.co.uk understands.

PoleStar Okehampton calls in the administrators

PoleStar Okehampton calls in the administrators

By Elaine Watson

The administrator of the PoleStar Foods desserts factory in Okehampton say it hopes a buyer can be found that is able to re-employ some of the 232 staff at the site that have just lost their jobs.

Longbenton Foods challenges staff wage claims

Longbenton Foods challenges staff wage claims

By Elaine Watson

Longbenton Foods has denied claims made by some staff at its Benton Lane frozen ready meals factory in Longbenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, that they have not yet been paid in full for their services in January.

PoleStar Foods staff demand answers from Privet Capital

PoleStar Foods staff demand answers from Privet Capital

By Elaine Watson

Angry staff at PoleStar Foods’ desserts factory in Okehampton are looking for answers from bosses as to why they are now out of a job just weeks after being told the site’s future had been secured “for many years to come”.

Paul Jerram: Factory manager

Me and My Factory: Bon Apetito

By Paul Jerram, factory manager, apetito, Trowbridge

Apetito is part of a larger German company and is still privately owned. We are the biggest provider of food and services to the elderly, through Meals on Wheels (partnering with 150 local authorities), care homes and our Wiltshire Farm Foods franchise,...

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