Quorn’s £150M investment to create 300+ jobs

Quorn Foods revealed plans to create more than 300 jobs in Teesside

Quorn Foods has invested £150M in its Billingham factory, creating more than 300 jobs over the next five years, the meat alternative manufacturer revealed on July 24.

Cranswick reported a 27% rise in revenue

Cranswick reports ‘outstanding’ 27% sales rise

2 Sisters agreed a new deal with ram-supplier Innovis

2 Sisters’ ram deal ‘to benefit entire supply chain’

A suspected fake vodka factory was raided on July 19, HMRC confirmed

Suspected fake vodka factory raid: 2,000 litres seized

Jobs have been cut as Devon Sweet Factory entered administration

Confectionery manufacturer cuts more than 50 jobs

A Windmill Bakery director has received a suspended prison sentence for misusing Bakers Basco’s equipment

Suspended jail sentence after bread basket misuse

Crisps remain king of the European snacks market. You can listen to our free one-hour webinar until the end of August

New snacking opportunities created by Generation Z

The healthier packaged snacks market in the UK is in double-digit growth

Healthier snacks now eaten by more than half of consumers

Mondelēz, Nestlé and PepsiCo have signed up to a new initiative to make data sharing between companies easier

Manufacturers sign up for shared data system

Rising costs are a cause for concern

Survey shows food manufacturing optimism has declined

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Vimto producer Nichols has posted sales and profit growth in its half-year results

Nichols posts sales growth and acquisition

Premier Foods reported a 3.1% sales fall

Premier Foods’s sales hit by weather and promotions

French's Food will be sold to McCormick (Flickr/Mike Mozart)

Reckitt to sell French’s Food to McCormick for £3.2bn

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World News

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

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

Antibiotic sales for use in food-producing animals dropped 10% in 12 months, says DEFRA

EU plans action on antibiotic resistance threat

Mondelēz was one of a number of food firms caught in the latest wave of cyber-attacks

Cyber-attack halts production at Cadbury factory

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People

2 Sisters will create 150 jobs after expanding its Perthshire cutting line

2 Sisters expands cutting line to create 150 jobs

Tulip plans 118 job cuts at its factory in King's Lynn

Tulip plans 118 job cuts in King’s Lynn

FMEA entries should be submitted by Monday July 24

FMEA Oscar hopefuls ‘should play to their strengths’

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Regulation

The cost of official inspections will eventually fall on food businesses

FSA lays out plans for regulatory change

Representatives drew up a 10-point checklist to protect the supply chain after Brexit

Sector bodies issue government 10-point Brexit checklist

The owner of AMKO-Martindale Foods was ordered to pay £6,166.63

Cooking fat maker to pay £6k+ for hygiene offences

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NPD

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

Poundland continues Toblerone lookalike production

Vegetarian burgers and snacks lead this month's photogallery

Vegetarian product launches lead NPD gallery

Scottish food and drink to benefit from a £650k fund to support innovation. Fergus Ewing (left)

Scottish government launches £650k innovation fund

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Ingredients

The snacks sector is dominated by two key trends – Clean supreme and Disruptive green, says Innova

Sustainable snacking: two trends dominate sector

Nestlé plans a 10% reduction in sugar in its breakfast cereals by 2018

Nestlé plans cereal sugar cuts by 10%

The StarLeaf stevia leaf will be planted across thousands of hectares globally

Stevia sweetener variant is 20 times more potent

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Manufacturing

Could you match the achievement of last year’s Oscar winnners?

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GSK revealed plans to close its Horlicks factory in Slough

GSK plans Horlicks factory closure: 73 jobs at risk

Müller applied to extend its site to 8.46ha

Müller plans £40M factory extension to create 52 jobs

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Food Safety

Food safety conference chair Steven Walker says trust was this year's main theme

Trust was ‘key issue’ at Food safety conference

Sterling Crew said food safety culture played a critical role in food safety

Food safety culture ‘important for product delivery’

Failure of food handlers to wash their hands properly is a main way norovirus is spread

Norovirus thrives on poor hand hygiene

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Packaging

Marks & Spencer’s new smaller packaging for its popcorn (left) compared to its previous packaging (right)

M&S slashes plastic used in snack packaging

A food packaging firm has been fined £80k for a forklift truck accident

Forklift accident costs packaging firm £80k

Nick Brown explains how CCEP has become more sustainable

Coke boss gives packaging sustainability advice

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Supply Chain

A lorry carrying 25t of Lion chocolate bars caught fire on the A2. Image courtesy of Highways England

Lion bar lorry engulfed by flames on A2

North Sea cod stocks have returned to sustainability after more than 10 years

North Sea cod sustainable after more than 10 years

Tesco’s chicken recalls could create rising tensions between retailers and suppliers: Crimson & Co

Tesco recall highlights supply chain issues

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Campylobacter and Clostridium botulinum have both forced food recalls in the past week

Food poisoning bugs force recalls

Adelie Foods revealed plans to close its Middlesbrough and Leicester facilities

Adelie Foods to close sites putting ‘180’ jobs at risk

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