Chilled Foods

Charlie Bigham's took home Food Manufacture Manufacturing Company of the Years at the 2022 FMEAs

Double award win for Charlie Bigham’s

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards help highlight the achievements of the food and drink industry and ‘acknowledge and reward’ the hard work companies do to keep the nation fed, according to Charlie Bigham’s general manager Richard Bain.

EVCL Chill enters administration with more than 400 jobs on the line

EVCL Chill enters administration placing jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

Chilled food logistics business EVCL Chill Ltd – including EVCL One, EVCL Two and EVCL Three – has entered into administration after struggling with challenges created by the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage, placing more than 400 jobs at risk.

The BFAWU has raised grievances overs the apparent overlooking of their members for agency staff at Greencore Northampton

Greencore in trade union row over agency workers

By Gwen Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore is in dispute with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) for hiring agency staff to meet demand while lower paid employees remain on furlough.

Duncan Everett has been appointed chief executive of Noble Foods

Kerry Foods CEO joins Noble Foods

By Gwen Ridler

Kerry Foods chief executive Duncan Everett has left the chilled foods manufacturer to head up egg processor Noble Foods.

Nick Robinson has been appointed chief executive of Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods appoints new chief executive

By Gwen Ridler

Chilled food manufacturer Kerry Foods has promoted Nick Robinson to the role of chief executive from his current position as managing director of consumer brands.

Greencore has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at its Northampton site

Union raises concern over Greencore coronavirus case

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the Bakers’, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) at Greencore’s Northampton factory have raised concerns after a member of staff working at the site tested positive for COVID-19.

GMB has called for an urgent meeting between retailers and the Government

Urgent call to put employees over profit during pandemic

By Gwen Ridler

Coronavirus' threat to food industry workers has triggered one trade union to press the six top grocery retailers put staff before profit, accusing a major supplier of foregoing social distancing guidance and scrimping on pay.

The FSA has issued two unrelated product alerts on listeria and hygiene issues

Food Standards Agency issues listeria and hygiene warnings

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued two alerts warning of potential listeria contamination and a processor supplying products “that have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements".

Kerry Foods supplies own-label products to a range of retailers, including all the top supermarkets

Brewer offers help as hundreds of Kerry jobs go

By Rod Addy

Molson Coors has offered a lifeline to the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Kerry Foods’ Burton-Upon-Trent ready meals factory as it prepares to close at the end of August.

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