Meat, poultry & seafood

Nestlé, Cranswick, SK Chilled Foods and Bernard Matthews are among those firms grappling with COVID-19 cases

COVID-19: Nestlé, Cranswick latest

By Rod Addy

Cranswick Foods’ Watton pork processing plant will continue production according to one analyst, after almost half of its staff tested positive for COVID-19, while Nestlé's Fawdon factory has confirmed 40 cases there.

Left to right: Kepak apprentice Aaron Buckler, HR manager Karan Dyer, Cambrian Training's Jones, apprentice Rebecca Sage and site director Hughes

Meat processor Kepak launches apprenticeship drive

By Rod Addy

Wales's largest meat processor Kepak has signed up to the Welsh government’s Apprenticeship Programme to boost workforce skills, aiming to bring 100 existing staff on board the scheme within a year.

Ryan: 'Industry needs to act, and act now.'

How to tackle lack of women in meat industry

By Rod Addy

Ways to tackle the lack of female workers in the meat industry have been outlined by a new report that reveals just 36% of the workforce in the sector are women.

The webinar will include an extensive Q&A discussion to allow registrants to pose specific questions

Two days to register for Food Safety Briefing

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's free-to-access Food Safety Briefing webinar, which covers topics ranging from food fraud and detection and inspection to allergen and pathogen management, goes live in just two days.

Asda's headquarters will remain in Leeds

Asda set to boost UK sourcing after acquisition

By Rod Addy

Asda is set to increase the volume of products sourced from UK suppliers, from chicken and dairy to wheat and potatoes, following its acquisition by joint owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa and TDR Capital.

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