Voting for FMT Awards closing soon
Oct28

Voting for FMT Awards closing soon

The deadline for online voting for the upcoming Food Management Today Industry Awards is set to close next week on Monday 2nd November. The winners from the 2020 Food Management Today Industry Awards. Voting is open for the following categories: Food Manufacturer of the Year Best Ingredients Supplier Best Machinery/Equipment Supplier Best Trade Organisation Best Training Initiative Food Retailer of the Year  Food Industry...

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More than 140 Covid-19 cases confirmed at Cranswick Country Foods
Oct27

More than 140 Covid-19 cases confirmed at Cranswick Country Foods

Cranswick Country Food’s meat processing plant in Watton, Norfolk has confirmed 144 workers have tested positive for coronavirus. Cranswick Country Food’s site in Watton, Norfolk. Image: Google Street View. Norfolk County Council confirmed that 144 cases were confirmed from 333 tests and, as a result, all 1,000 members of staff will be tested. The authority said it is working with Public Health England to control the outbreak....

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Product nominations for FMT Awards open until 2nd November
Oct27

Product nominations for FMT Awards open until 2nd November

Meat processors, manufacturers and retailers are being urged to send in their product nominations for the upcoming Food Management Today Industry Awards before the 2nd November deadline. Nominate and vote online at foodmanagement.today/awards/. Products can be entered for the following six categories: Most Innovative Packaging Development Best Frozen Product Best Red Meat Product Best Poultry Product Best ‘Free From’ Product Best New...

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Post-Brexit trade talks set for make or break week
Oct26

Post-Brexit trade talks set for make or break week

The UK is entering a crucial period in post-Brexit trade talks as negotiators aim to determine an outline to an agreement this week. Michel Barnier and other EU negotiators arrived in London on Thursday to continue talks and are planned to stay until Wednesday. Talks are set to continue throughout this week, with further discussions planned in Brussels from Thursday. This comes after Boris Johnson said the UK must be prepared to leave...

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EU rejects proposed ban on ‘veggie burgers’
Oct26

EU rejects proposed ban on ‘veggie burgers’

The European Parliament has rejected proposals to ban the use of words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe vegan and vegetarian products. MEPs voted down the proposed veggie burger ban amendment – with 379 against, 284 for and 27 abstentions – after deciding that consumers are not misled by vegan meat denominations.  Nick Allen, chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), said before the vote: “We are...

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