Author: Tom Brunt

Tulip experiences staffing problems, thanks to Brexit

Tulip, which is among the leading meat processors in the UK has is experiencing staffing problems, making it necessary to move staff across the country in order to make up for the shortage of available labour. Food Manufacture quoted the company’s chief executive Steve Francis lamenting how Brexit’s impact on the availability of non-UK European Union nationals was becoming what he termed as a “huge concern”. He said that the government should provide short-term support to businesses in order to ease the transition period. “We are seeing a very clear impact of the concern around Brexit in our factories...

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Ingredients Company puts its money in start-ups

A report released recently by Unilever alleged that partnership of large manufacturers and start-ups was currently what it termed as a ‘strategic imperative’. However, top ingredient suppliers are as well now beginning to play a role that is equally entrepreneurial in investing in food plus drink start-ups,.  Some of them include Döhler, which is based in Germany. Döhler stated that, just like other ingredients suppliers, it backed “hundreds” of its customers each year.  It does so in areas ranging from formulating recipes to the legal aspects of labelling as well as declarations. But according to the company’s innovation manager...

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Britvic factory closure lacks backing of ‘meaningful evidence’ – GMB

The closing down of Britvic’s Norwich factory jeopardizing more than 200 jobs is not backed by “meaningful evidence”, the GMB union has alleged. It termed the consultation held over the factory’s future as “a sham”, with its members being apprehensive about the security of their jobs. There are several online advertisements as well as social media activity which members highlighted at a meeting last week which were enough indication that Britvic had already taken a decision. Ivan Mercer, GMB regional organiser, was quoted saying: “So far Britvic have failed to provide us with any meaningful evidence to support their...

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Charlie Bigham’s brining 50 new jobs to the table

50 new Food manufacturing jobs are being created by Charlie Bigham’s according to Somerset Live. Adding to its already extensive range of ready meals the firm is looking to create its new range of shift workers in mind. With shifts starting at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm they wanted to make it easier for working this shift patterns. They have also partnered with a local minibus company to offer employees free transport to and from...

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Tesco to support British farmers, signs the National Farmers Union Fruit and Veg Pledge

Tesco has appended its signature to the National Farmers Union Fruit and Veg Pledge. Out of the “Big four” supermarkets, it is the first one to commit itself to British farmers by signing up the NFU Fruit & Veg Pledge.  It followed in the footsteps of Aldi, Lidl and Co-op that have already committed themselves to the plan. The National Farmers Union pledge advocates best practice in the fresh produce sector.  Its objective is to build strong and long-term relationships between the retailers and growers. It has witnessed Tesco agree to various steps including fair treatment of suppliers, reduction...

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