Farm and food factory businesses are struggling to find enough workers

Report flags up industry labour shortage

By Michelle Perrett

The majority (70%) of food and beverage manufacturing companies are struggling or in crisis with regard to the supply of low and unskilled workers, a survey by the Association of Labour Providers (ALP) has revealed.

Food manufacturers identified the challenges they faced in providing effective food safety training

Manufacturers reveal food safety training challenges

By James Ridler

Up to three-quarters (74%) of food and drink firms are planning to improve food safety in their businesses, as they reveal the challenges of providing effective training for their staff, according to a survey by Campden BRI.

Cost-cutting has led to a rise in food and drink recalls, claimed Lockton

Cost-cutting sparks rise in food and drink recalls

By James Ridler

Cost-cutting by food and drink manufacturers has sparked a rise in product recalls over the past six years, as the number of foods recalled for being contaminated with foreign bodies has more than tripled, claimed insurance broker Lockton.

The Food Manufacture Group wishes you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year

Festive best wishes from the Food Manufacture team

By Mike Stones

Festive best wishes from everyone at the Food Manufacture Group. The team will return on Tuesday January 2 to bring you more news, views, insight and analysis from Britain’s biggest and best manufacturing sector: food and drink.

The top food and drink recruitment stories feature in this photogallery

Top food and drink recruitment stories of 2017

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturing recruiters have had another busy year, with leading companies such as 2 Sisters Food Group and Bakkavor creating hundreds of new roles, as featured in this photogallery.

The food manufacturing year in news stories: click through the timeline to revisit some of the most memorable moments of 2017

Food manufacturing milestones: key events that shaped 2017

By Amy Langley

As another busy food and drink manufacturing year draws to a close, we look back at some of the key events that have shaped the fortunes of Britain’s biggest businesses, as reported over the past 12 months on this website.

2 Sisters is to create 100 new jobs at its Flixton factory

2 Sisters to create 100 new jobs

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group is to create 100 new jobs at its East Anglian chicken processing facility, following an upgrade of the factory ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Norsleand ceo Nigel Meadows collected the award from Food Manufacture’s publisher Sonia Young and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Norseland wins dairy manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Global speciality cheese business Norseland has won the coveted Dairy Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London at the beginning of this month...


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