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The KFC chicken shortage sparked a storm of comments on Twitter

Twitter reaction to KFC chicken shortage

By Gwen Ridler

Fast food chain KFC’s inability to open stores after distributor DHL failed to deliver chicken supplies, dubbed the KFC Crisis, has sparked a storm of comments on Twitter.

Scotch whisky and baby food are just some of the products on the UK to China freight train

Whisky on first UK freight train to China

By Gwen Ridler

The UK’s first rail freight service to China is to start its 7,500-mile journey today, carrying British goods including whisky and soft drinks.

A Blaze at a meat factory in Scotland cuased traffic chaos this morning

Meat factory blaze battled in Scotland

By Gwen Ridler

A blaze at a meat processing plant in Scotland has closed roads in the area, created traffic chaos for motorists and drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Article 50 can only be triggered after Parliamentary vote

Brexit Latest

PM’s Brexit plans thwarted after key court ruling

By Matt Atherton

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans have been thrown into confusion after she lost a High Court battle to trigger Article 50 without a vote in Parliament – causing a jump in the pound’s value.

Fire fighters battled a blaze at a Yorkshire pudding factory

Blaze battled at Yorkshire pudding factory

By Gwen Ridler

A blaze at a Yorkshire pudding factory in south Wales was attended by four fire engines this morning, after a fire started in an industrial oven.

Fire crews tackled a fire at a Lincolnshire tea processing plant

Fire battled at tea processing plant

By Gwen Ridler

A blaze a Lincolnshire tea processing plant is the latest in a string conflagrations to have plagued food and drink manufacturers this summer.

Trade group AIMS slammed a tweet by the FSA that suggested it supported meat-free week

FSA slammed for meat-free tweet

By Gwen Ridler

Trade group the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has slammed the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for supporting the meat-free week campaign in a recent tweet, which has now been removed.

Sprite was accused of sexism in its advertising campaign

Sprite’s ‘brutally refreshing’ ad sparks sexism row

By Matt Atherton

Sprite’s latest advertising campaign sparked claims of sexism on social media, after the brand used slogans including ‘She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo’, and ‘You’re not popular, you’re eas’”.

Here is a selection of some the biggest news from 2015 in tweets

Food manufacturing – a year in tweets

By Alice Foster

Take a look back at 2015 through this Twitter coverage featuring some of the biggest news and events from the food and drink manufacturing industry over the past year.

FiE attendees have been tweeting about the latest trends and innovations

FiE reports

Top trends tweeted from FiE

By Laurence Gibbons

More than 1,400 international food and drink exhibitors descended on Paris for the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show this week, with many tweeting the latest trends and innovations.

Enjoy these tweets from the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Food manufacturing Oscars tweet-by-tweet

By Alice Foster

Leading food and drink manufacturing industry figures took part in celebrations – and tweeted throughout the night – at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards this week.

Dropping A level food technology could have serious consequences for the industry

Food bosses backlash over DfE’s A level ditch

By Nicholas Robinson

Food and drink industry leaders have slammed government proposals to ditch food technology at A level, claiming it could seriously damage the sector, while Twitter erupted in a storm of support to keep the qualification.

A worker found cocaine in a box of Tesco bananas

Tesco worker finds cocaine in bananas

By Laurence Gibbons

Tesco has been forced to launch an investigation after a worker found £1M worth of cocaine in a box of bananas at one of its Berkshire stores.

5% sugar reduction 'dramatic' for some on Twitter

SACN report

Twitterati: industry should lower sugar after SACN

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufacturers must do more to help consumers halve their overall energy intake from free-sugars to less than 5%, commentators on Twitter have urged after the release of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's report on carbohydrates today.

Premier Foods' demands for supplier investment has provoked a storm of hostile tweets

Premier Foods supplier row sparks Twitter storm

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods’s demands that its suppliers invest in its business or face de-listing have unleashed a storm of protest on the social media networking site Twitter. Here we capture, in tweets, a flavour of the row.

HIE was a hot topic on Twitter this week

Health Ingredients Europe

Talk of consumer behaviour fills Twitter during HIE

By Laurence Gibbons

Consumer behaviour, the hunt for alternative protein sources and the latest food ingredient trends were the hottest topics discussed on Twitter during Health Ingredients Europe (HIE), in Amsterdam this week.

Snickers' joke about Suarez has earned the brand over 32,000 retweets

Food firms suggest Suarez should bite products not people

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers have taken to Twitter to respond to Luis Suarez’s alleged biting of Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay and Italy football match at the World Cup in Brazil last night (July 24).

Zissman aims to set up a wholesale business supplying bakery products to the baking industry

Bakery fights back after The Apprentice final

By Rod Addy

Luisa Zissman has already attracted 16 investors for her bakery venture via crowdfunding web operation Angels Den after losing to rival Leah Totton in The Apprentice final last night (July 17).