Supply Chain

GLAA officers and Cambridgeshire Police carried out the operation in Peterborough yesterday (11 July)

Alleged slavery victims rescued in dawn raid

By Noli Dinkovski

A man has been arrested after three potential modern slavery victims alleged to have been working in the food processing sector were rescued by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Cambridgeshire.

KFC's suppliers are diverting chicken to minimise waste

Poultry processors divert supplies from KFC

By James Ridler

Poultry suppliers are minimising potential waste caused by KFC’s distribution debacle, securing other customers for some supplies while problems are ironed out, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC).

NFU president Meurig Raymond called for more action

Industry dissatisfied about GCA decision

By Michelle Perrett

The government decision not to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has provoked mixed views from suppliers, with some dissatisfied with the outcome.

Greggs posted its seventeenth quarter of sales growth

Greggs posts 17th quarter of continued sales growth

By James Ridler

High street bakery Greggs has delivered its 17th quarter of consecutive like-for-like (LFL) sales growth in its fourth-quarter trading update, as it plans “record investment” in its supply chain in 2018.

Some butchery skills – such as deboning carcasses – are more difficult to automate than others

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Food processors seek efficient and hygienic kit

By Alyson Magee

Processors want equipment that is efficient and hygienic, and a reduction
in manual handling. But they also need sustainability, says Alyson Magee.

Two-thirds of EU businesses expect to move their supply chain out of the UK due to Brexit

Two-thirds of food businesses to move supply chain out of UK

By James Ridler

Up to two-thirds of EU businesses, including food and drink manufacturers, expect to move their supply chain out of the UK due to Brexit, according to a survey from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

A blockchain study lets shoppers monitor organic bacon provenance

Blockchain takes off in food and drink

By Rick Pendrous

The pursuit of improved traceability and fraud prevention along the global food supply chain has resulted in the increased use of sophisticated computer systems, which allow secure information sharing between those involved in transactions along the chain.

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