Fire fighters battled a second blaze a Fox's Biscuits in Uttoxeter

2 Sisters’ biscuit factory in second blaze

By Gwen Ridler

Firefighters battled a second blaze at 2 Sisters’ Fox’s Biscuits factory in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire last week (December 15), less than two weeks after attending a fire at the premises.  

Food factory fires: urgent action is needed to reduce the risks

Food factory fire risk: urgent action needed

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should be taking proactive measures to reduce their workplace fire risk, following the publication of 14 new core requirements by the Fire Protection Association (FPA), an insurance broker has warned.

The Insurance Act imposes a duty on businesses to include risks, such as fire risk

Insurance Act comes into force

By Michelle Perrett

New legislation came into force last Friday (August 12) that will change the way food and drink suppliers buy their insurance.

Risk management firm Arthur J. Gallagher shared top five tips for avoiding recalls

Top five ways to prevent food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

As food recalls become an ever-growing concern for food and drink manufacturers, we asked risk management firm Arthur J Gallagher for five tips to avoid recalls than could cost millions of pounds and untold reputational damage.

Food manufacturers will need to tell their insurer if the factory next door is a high fire risk

Insurance Act creates new duty to disclose

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers will need to disclose more information that could have a material impact on their insurance policies or risk them not paying out in the event of a claim, under the new Insurance Act that comes into force on August 12 this...

Fires and arson were persistent problems last year

Insurance Act imposes extra duties on firms

By Noli Dinkovski

Senior management accountability and the avoidance of ‘data dumping’ are just two of a range of new duties faced by food manufacturers when a new Insurance Act comes into force this August, a leading provider has warned.

Watkins said the food industry was positive for a good year ahead

Business Leaders' Forum

Food business leaders more outward-looking this year

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink business leaders were more outward-looking at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) ahead of a “positive” year in the food industry, despite various challenges it faces.

Cyber-attacks are set to rise in 2016

Business interruption is the top business risk in 2016

By Rick Pendrous

Business interruption (BI) remains the biggest threat facing companies in 2016, with cyber-attacks, geo-political instability and technology failure new potential drivers of losses, according to the latest findings from insurance company Allianz.

Worth the candle: Small cake manufacturing start ups have exploded over the past year

Small cake firm start-ups explode

By Freddie Dawson

The number of small cake manufacturers starting up over the past year has exploded, according to the insurance broker Simply Business.

Get ‘practical’ to get credit insurance

Get ‘practical’ to get credit insurance

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink firms must adopt a more practical approach to getting credit insurance, according to a leading broker.The call, by insurance broker...


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