Samworth Brothers buys Tesco Weybridge bakery

Samworth Brothers bought Euphorium's Weybridge factory

Samworth Brothers has bought a bakery in Weybridge from Tesco – its second acquisition within a week – as it continues to grow its operations.

Bakers Basco: manages and licenses a pool of around 4M Omega bread baskets and dollies

Sandwich maker hit with £7k bread basket fine

People on the move

People on the move in the food and drink sector

Mondelēz International has abandoned its pursuit of Hershey

Mondelēz abandons pursuit of Hershey

Quorn owners Marlow foods have posted sales growth in 2015

Quorn sales grow in ‘sluggish’ market

Samworth Brothers will lease a 1.7 acre area of land at its Ashton Green site

Samworth Brothers leases extra land in Leicester

Professor Colin Dennis will chair Food Manufacture’s one-day food safety conference in London on Thursday October 13

Safety conference: early bird ticket price ends tomorrow

Three men have been charged with fraud involving horsemeat

Three men charged with fraud over horsemeat

A slaughterman has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for animal welfare offences

FSA welcomes conviction of abattoir worker

Bacon sandwichs could rise in price

Price of bacon to soar due to China and Brexit

FSA launched its food safety campaign against rare burgers

FSA launches campaign against rare burgers

Arla’s branded sales have grown, according to its half-year results

Arla posts growth in half-year results

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Business News

UK exports rise after 2015 dip

FDF first-half results show 9% rise in UK exports

Tesco has launched a three-hour click-and-collect service

Tesco click-and-collect service launches to rival Amazon Fresh

Scotch whisky exports will rely on free trade deals after Brexit

Whisky exports need to be secured post Brexit: SWA

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World News

Non-UK nationals working in Britain rose by 88,900 in the months before the EU referendum

Number of EU workers surge pre-referendum

Takeover: the brewers have agreed a date of October 10 for the £79bn deal to go through

600 jobs set for axe after brewer mega-merger

FDF boss Ian Wright has hit back at criticism of his comments on food and drink sponsorship at the Olympics

FDF hits back at Olympics food criticism

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People

BFAWU general secretary Ronnie Draper claimed to be suspended from the Labour party

Bakers union boss suspended from Labour Party

Swizzles featured on BBC Two's Inside the Factory

Love Hearts maker Swizzles features on BBC show

Baxters in Scotland has celebrated the graduation of 11 staff in its ‘Talent for the Future’ training and development programme

Baxters to roll out training scheme after graduation success

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Regulation

The levels of acrylamide found in infant and young children’s diets was a concern to the Committee on Toxicity

Levels of acrylamides in children’s diet a concern

Mandakini Bhatt was banned from running a food business for life, after serious food safety failings

Life ban for flouting food hygiene regulations

66% of people think the poultry industry should do more to reduce campylobacter

Consumers call for campylobacter reductions

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NPD

Innovation should be tapping in to ‘sub-trends’ and ‘foodie fad’, say Jonny Bingham (left) and David Jones (right)

Tap into sub-trends and ‘foodie fads’ in your product development

Late August NPD

The latest food innovations – photogallery

M&S has unveiled its Christmas food range

M&S unveils new Christmas range

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Ingredients

Max MacGillivray and the planned route for the Great Fruit Adventure

Waitrose and Fairtrade Foundation support The Great Fruit Adventure

The childhood obesity strategy isn't comprehensive enough, said retailers

Childhood obesity plan ‘fatigued’ claim retailers

Anastasia Duncanson was hired as bake officer

Morrisons hires worker to watch The Great British Bake Off

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Manufacturing

Artel Rubber Holdings's new factory will help boost growth and cope with rising demand

Food manufacturing pipe maker opens new factory

Investment at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe will secure up to 1,600 jobs

2 Sisters £45M investment to secure jobs

Furniss Biscuits continues its investment programme

Furniss Biscuits begins investment programme

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Food Safety

The Scottish Food Crime Hotline allows the public to anonymously report food crime

Food Standards Scotland launches food fraud hotline

Professor Chris Elliott suspects the latest US curry powder recall could be linked to lead in turmeric

Academic links US curry recalls to lead in turmeric

FSS outlined measures to reduce Scottish obesity

Health is the focus in Food Standards Scotland’s five-year plan

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Packaging

The FPA rejected claims that polystyrene packaging was unsafe and non-recyclable

London chef packaging campaign slammed

London's top chefs, lead by Ed Baines (pictured), called for a ban on polystyrene packaging

London chefs call for polystyrene packaging ban

Up to 400 jobs to be created at ABP's Shrewsbury plant (image courtesy of the Shropshire star)

ABP Food Group’s £20M investment creates 400 jobs

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Supply Chain

Arla Foods is raising the price of its milk in September 2016

Arla Foods raises milk price to 20p a litre

The survey will monitor the huge changes underway in the food and drink supply chain

Supply chain survey: your views are wanted

Some products will sell better with the right weather

Bank holiday weather to play key role in sales

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Late August NPD

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Jacob Thundil won £75,000 from two Dragons in the Den for a joint 20% of Cocofina

Dragons’ Den backs coconut entrepreneur for £75,000

M&S has unveiled its Christmas food range

M&S unveils new Christmas range

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