Florette buys salad processing site from MyFresh

Florette has acquired MyFresh's Wigan site

Salad supplier Florette UK & Ireland has bought MyFresh Prepared Produce’s Wigan site, for an undisclosed sum.

Hot sale: Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to sell its condiments business for £3.2bn (Flickr/Burgermac)

Reckitt sells food business to McCormick for £3.2bn

Export sales reached a record £10.2bn in the first six months of 2017

Exports reach record £10.2bn as EU sales jump

The government focused on calorie reduction in the next phase of its childhood obesity plan

Food industry ‘ready for calorie-reduction challenge’

Southern Salads entered administration with almost 260 job cuts

Brexit vote forces salad firm to close: 250+ job losses

Police found suspected drugs at a Yearsley Logistics site in Nottinghamshire

‘Millions of pounds of drugs’ found at frozen store

Government must protect existing export opportunities and help open up new ones

Food exports: ‘government must do more to help’

FDF welcomed government plans to keep a soft Irish border after Brexit

FDF welcomes government’s Irish soft border plan

The FSA has revealed 14 recalls prompted by fears the products were produced with imported liquid eggs contaminated with fipronil

Egg contamination spreads to liquid egg products

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Adrian Potter (left) and James Potter (right), of Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs, will open a new farm in North Yorkshire

Egg firm’s output boosted by 19M after investment

The UK has secured a £34M beef export deal with the Philippines

UK secures £34M beef export deal with Philippines

Kerry Group has posted sales growth, despite adverse currency movements

Kerry Group posts sales boost in ‘adverse’ market

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World News

India opens its gates to inward food processing investment

India woos UK food and drink processors

Scotch whisky exporters want import tariffs reduced in any future trade deal with India

Scotch whisky sector calls for a trade deal with India

Targeting GM technology first at pesticides, rather than food, has blighted its future, says Trace Sheehan

GM food: ‘where industry went wrong ...’

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People

Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in more than 40 years

‘Protect labour market’, as jobless rate falls: CBI

A computer-generated image of Hughes Mushroom's new production site in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Mushroom producer’s new site to create 100 jobs

2 Sisters company Fox’s Biscuits has donated 0.5M biscuits to the children’s charity

2 Sisters’ food donations welcomed by charities

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Regulation

An advert for Bio-tiful Dairy’s kefir drink was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority

Dairy drink ad banned by watchdog

Brexit secretary David Davis wants an interim customs deal with the EU after Brexit (Flickr/Southbanksteve)

FDF cautiously welcomes interim customs deal plan

Houghton Hams and Poe Ltd have recalled a number of products for labelling errors

Labelling errors spark food recalls

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NPD

Pladis and Iron Maiden lead our latest new product development photogallery

Christmas launches lead new product gallery

Coca-Cola launches innovation crowdsourcing schemes (Flickr/Aviones Plateados)

Coca-Cola crowdsourcing seeks sugar alternatives

Poundland has continued to produce Twin Peaks despite a reported legal row with Toblerone maker Mondelēz International

Poundland continues Toblerone lookalike production

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Ingredients

The British Retail Consortium and the Food and Drink Federation have launched a search for sugar alternatives

Manufacturers search for sugar alternatives

Cereal manufacturers were 'refusing to be transparent' by avoiding colour-coded front of pack nutrition labels, claimed Action on Sugar

Most manufacturers ‘go beyond labelling obligation’

Professor Walker: better industry communication required a collaborative approach

Food firms need to show honesty: research boss

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Manufacturing

Blazes at Abergavenny Fine Foods and Ardagh Glass (pictured) were battled by firefighters in the past week

Fire crews battle blaze at cheese factory

Fire fighters battled a blaze at Gordon Rhodes’s warehouse in Bradford

Fire rips through sausage seasoning warehouse

Nestlé submitted plans to build a new plant at its Derbyshire coffee factory

Nestlé plans new plant to cut pollution and waste

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Food Safety

Carlsberg says it is co-operating with the HSE to establish the cause of the leak

Brewer to improve ‘rigorous procedures’ after death

Manufacturers urged to be more vigilant in guarding against foreign body contamination in food

Manufacturers warned over foreign body contamination

The contaminated egg scandal is likely to intensify, claims Professor Chris Elliott

Contaminated egg scandal ‘likely to intensify’

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Packaging

Green & Black's Velvet Edition range doesn't use the Fairtrade logo

Green & Black’s launch prompts ‘ethical scheme’ confusion fears

Efforts to reduce food waste by date label changes could put firms at risk

Food firms ‘hamstrung’ by date labels

Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

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Supply Chain

The UK has secured a £200M pork export deal with China

New £200M pork export deal will ‘support 1,500 jobs’

Manufacturers should reconsider their egg sourcing, said British Lion Egg Processors

Fipronil: food firms ‘must reconsider egg sourcing’

A crash on the M5 spilt 24t of flour on the road, creating chaos for motorists

Motorway closed after flour truck crash

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Pladis and Iron Maiden lead our latest new product development photogallery

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About 700,000 contaminated eggs were imported into the UK

About 700,000 contaminated eggs imported into UK

The contaminated egg scandal is likely to intensify, claims Professor Chris Elliott

Contaminated egg scandal ‘likely to intensify’

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