Fresh Produce

Bakkavor has 20,000 employees and operates 25 factories in the UK, making a range of fresh prepared products

Bakkavor plans job cuts at Spalding site

By Rod Addy

Another blow has been struck to Lincolnshire food production, as Bakkavor has announced planned job cuts at its Spalding salad factory in order for production to remain sustainable at the site.

The apprentices are starting apprenticeships in areas such as bakery, cyber security, engineering, HR, IT, manufacturing and technical

Bakkavor adds to UK apprentice programme

By Dan Colombini

Fresh prepared foods producer Bakkavor Group has welcomed nearly 50 new young employees as part of its ‘grow your own’ people strategy.

Bells of Lazonby is automating its portioned cake production using a bespoke robotics solution

Industry 4.0 pilot to benefit five food firms

By Rod Addy

Five food firms are set to benefit from an industry 4.0 pilot programme designed to boost their growth through Government match-funding to introduce digital technology.

Suspended production throughout June has led to the closure of The Good Food Chain

The Good Food Chain enters liquidation

By James Ridler

Sandwich producer The Good Food Chain has ceased trading with immediate effect, just days after being cleared of its involvement with a deadly outbreak of listeria by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Corrugated paper has advantages when used to handle fresh produce

Corrugated paper fights plastic for fresh produce share

By Paul Gander

Some large UK retailers are failing to demonstrate the environmental benefits commonly attributed to plastic returnable transit packaging (RTP) when used for fresh produce, instead preferring it for reasons of supply-chain efficiency, the Confederation...

Morrisons is speeding up fresh produce processing and distribution and improving chilling

Morrisons pumps £19M into fresh produce supply

By Rod Addy

Morrisons is investing £19M to speed up the supply of fresh produce and keep it cooler for longer in a bid to keep ahead of competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl.

The EU has lifted its ban on Egyptian produce

Egyptian beans back on the menu

By Graham Holter

UK importers have welcomed the lifting of an EU ban on Egyptian produce which they argue should never have been imposed.

EC's fresh produce campaign 'misses mark'

EC's fresh produce campaign 'misses mark'

By Ben Bouckley

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) has criticised the "ineptitude" of the European Commission (EC), following what the trade body says was a poorly planned one-off advertisement aimed at reassuring UK consumers about the safety of fresh produce.

Government has ‘no perception’ of E.coli crisis impact

Government has ‘no perception’ of E.coli crisis impact

By Ben Bouckley

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) has criticised “UK government plc” for what it describes as a damaging and misleading response to the deadly European E.coli crisis that has left this country's fresh produce industry in turmoil.


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