FSA admits ignorance of food industry practicalities
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted that it needs to learn more about the practicalities of running a food business in order to become a ‘world class’ regulator.
Strike threat at Premier Foods
Premier Foods has been threatened with strike action after GMB and Unite unions disputed workers’ redundancy pay at six sites, which are targeted for closure.
Nestlé-branded kids’ cakes revamp planned for 2008
Finsbury Food Group is planning innovative bakery product launches under the Nestlé brand in the first quarter of next year in a bid to revitalise the range.
EC measures to press beet producers to renounce sugar quota
Announcements regarding a major withdrawal of quota sugar from the market plus measures persuading European beet producers to exit production and tackle oversupply issues are expected from European ministers next month.
Manufacturers upbeat, despite market gloom
Food manufacturers are enjoying continued growth and remain positive about the future, despite widespread jitters and negative coverage of the sector, according to research group Plimsoll Publishing.
Top chef slams food education
Celebrity chef Brian Turner has criticised schools for failing to provide children with hands-on food education.
Cobell opens new £500,000 aseptic facility
Exeter-based fruit ingredients supplier Cobell has opened a £500,000 aseptic juice blending and packaging facility enabling chefs, restaurateurs and caterers to create bespoke juice products with a nine-month ambient shelf-life.
Goodlife gets cash boost for Xmas
Warrington food manufacturer Goodlife has received £350,000 from Bank of Scotland Corporate, enabling the vegetarian meal producer to step up production for Christmas.