Seachill sale: union seeks assurance over 750 jobs

Icelandic Seachill is to be sold: prompting Unite the union to seek assurances over the security of 750 jobs

Unite the union is seeking assurances over 750 jobs at Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, after the news the business is to be sold.

Two customers reported finding metal "pins" in green beans (Image courtesy of Sarah Parry)

Morrisons probes metal ‘pins’ found in green beans

Reckitt Benckiser expected to complete the acquisition of Mead Johnson by the end of September

Reckitt’s baby food firm takeover ‘progressing well’

SCLA Ltd was fined £30,000 after a worker suffered 'life changing injuries' to their hand

Noodle firm fined for ‘life changing’ injuries

Diageo was slammed by unions over its 105 job cuts (Flickr/Mustafa Khayat)

Diageo’s ‘105 job cuts a gross betrayal’ of staff

The BSDA slammed claims that drinking diet soft drinks lead to a higher risk of stroke and dementia

Drinks group slams stroke link to diet soft drinks

Beckett’s Foods Ltd was ordered to pay nearly £380,000

Meat firm to pay nearly £380k for crushed hand

Bakkavor is to recruit 150 workers at one of its salad processing facilities in Dover

Bakkavor to recruit 150 staff at salad facility

Rutland Partners refuted pension claims

Bernard Matthews seller denies pension claims

More than 150 jobs were axed at Pulse Flexible Packaging

Administrator axes 152 jobs at packaging firm

Addo Food Group has been sold to LDC for a reported £100M

Pastry maker Addo Food Group confirms sale to LDC

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England’s transport and communications infrastructure needs improving, the CBI says

Transport and communications need shake-up: CBI

Unilever's Food division reported a 2.1% decrease in underlying volume growth (Flickr/Sean Biehle)

Unilever ice cream brands boost overall sales

ABF posts sales and profit growth in its interim results

ABF sees £171M half-year profits boost

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World News

The research into rice processing could help to tackle food waste and nutritional problems

Research aims to improve rice processing and reduce waste

Confectionery giant Ferrero’s new ceo Lapo Civiletti will commence his role in September

Nutella maker Ferrero appoints first non-family boss

Asia's fastest growing convenience market is Vietnam, according to IGD

Vietnam is the fastest-growing convenience market

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People

View our photogallery of the latest food and drink industry appointments

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The Unite union called for Weetabix job reassurances

Weetabix jobs reassurance sought by union

Bakkavor are to hire 100 workers at its Bourne Prepared Foods factory

Bakkavor to recruit 100 staff at Bourne factory

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Regulation

Moy Park was fined after a worker suffered a 'deep laceration' to his hand

Moy Park fined £200k after ‘deep laceration’ injury

Two hand injuries have cost bakery Bells of Lazonby more than £70k

Hand slice injuries cost bakery more than £70k

Freight firm Bryan Alexander was fined more than £40k for crush injuries

Crushed worker costs freight firm thousands

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NPD

Easter shoppers are set to shell out nearly £4bn on food and gifts over the holiday

Easter food and gift spending to reach nearly £4bn

Disney's Frozen cake mixes and Pink Panther wafers lead our photogallery of new product development

New food product development – in pictures

Frozen desserts and halal sweets feature in this photogallery of product launches

Food and drink product launches – in pictures

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Ingredients

Millions of young adults are putting their health at risk by cutting dairy from their diets, claims the National Osteoporosis Society

Not eating dairy puts young adults’ health at risk

Fizz Thompson is clinical director at the National Osteoporosis Society

Vitamin D and the opportunity for food manufacturers

Dairy does not contribute to obesity, The Dairy Council claimed

Dairy foods can ‘break the obesity cycle’

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An ammonia leak at Birds Eye’s Lowestoft factory was attended by crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue

Fire crews called to Birds Eye gas leak

Bakkavor's new water treatment plant was opened by the mayor of Boston Stephen Woodliffe (centre)

Bakkavor opens multi-million pound water plant

An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of part of Addo Food Groups Poole bakery

Ammonia leak sparks factory evacuation

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Food Safety

Food safety conference 2017: don’t miss the early bird ticket offer

Food safety conference: still time to book early bird ticket

The Snack, Nut and Crisp Manufacturers' Association said the results of a recent acrylamide investigation should not be looked at in isolation

Snacks sector hits back over crisp acrylamide claims

One in five potato crisp varieties are high in acrylamide, an investigation claimed

Crisp makers under fire for ‘carcinogenic’ acrylamide

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Packaging

The oils are available in a large range of packaging formats to suit customer needs

Gulfood 2017 showcases edible oil formats

Police are investigating an explosion at a food packaging firm

Police probe explosion at food packaging plant

FDF hoped to improve the sustainability of food packaging

FDF launches packaging sustainability checklist

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UK’s second largest tea maker: exclusive factory tour

UK’s second largest tea maker – in pictures

2 Sisters' get ready to help redistribute food surplus with FareShare

2 Sisters tackles food waste in West Midlands

Tesco reported its first rise in UK sales for seven years (Flickr/Tesco PLC)

Tesco supplier relations ‘better than ever’ as sales rise

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