COVID-19

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.

Miles: 'local authority food teams went into the pandemic already 20% below full strength'

COVID-19 depletes local authority food safety staff

By Rod Addy

The coronavirus pandemic has slashed local authority food safety staff numbers, which were already significantly below where they needed to be, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.

Oscar Mayer's Chard operations makes supermarket own-label ready meals

Oscar Mayer Chard: 860 potential redundancies

By Rod Addy

Oscar Mayer is proposing to transfer production of supermarket own-label ready meals away from Chard in Somerset, putting 860 workers under threat of redundancy after managers ran out of options.

The webinar will address the perfect storm facing food manufacturers confronted with Christmas, Brexit and COVID-19

Webinar highlights lean thinking in COVID-19 world

By Rod Addy

Lean manufacturing, efficiency and cost saving have become even more vital as food processors face off against the disruption caused by the pandemic and the end of the Brexit transition period.

Parish: 'The Government also needs to increase support for redistribution of surplus food to those who need it most.'

Government lacks preparation in face of COVID-19, Brexit

By James Ridler

The Government stands accused of being unprepared for Brexit and a second wave of the novel coronavirus by a parliamentary committee report as new lockdown regulations threaten to force suppliers to cease operations.

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