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Organic fruit juice firm secures Japan export deal

28-Sep-2020 By Rod Addy Essex-based beverage processor Gerald McDonald has secured a £500,000 deal to sell its organic fruit juices to Japanese businesses through to April 2021. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/28/BEVERAGE-PROCESSOR-GERALD-MCDONALD-SECURES-500-000-JAPAN-EXPORT-DEAL 

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Meatless Farm raises £24m for global expansion

28-Sep-2020 By Rod Addy Plant-based manufacturer Meatless Farm, has raised $31m (£24m) to support plans to grow in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/28/PLANT-BASED-PROCESSOR-MEATLESS-FARM-RAISES-24M-FOR-GLOBAL-EXPANSION 

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Tesco ploughs support into plant-based meat alternatives

29-Sep-2020 By James Ridler Tesco has pledged to increase sales of plant-based meat alternatives by 300% in a bid to halve the environmental impact of food production. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/29/TESCO-AIMS-TO-TRIPLE-SALES-OF-PLANT-BASED-MEAT-ALTERNATIVES 

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Welsh Recruitment drive at 2 Sisters Rogerstone

28-Sep-2020 By James Ridler 2 Sisters Food Group has revealed plans to create 180 new jobs at its prepared meals factory in Rogerstone, south Wales. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/28/2-SISTERS-CREATES-180-JOBS-IN-WALES 

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Food manufacturers join coalition to fight deforestation

22-Sep-2020 By Michelle Perrett Leading food manufacturers including Nestlé, Danone, PepsiCo and Mars have pledged their support to a new initiative to fight deforestation called Forest Positive Coalition of Action. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/22/FOOD-MANUFACTURERS-TO-FIGHT-DEFORESTATION 

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Junior Cost Accountant * £25,000 – £30,000 * Slough

An exciting opportunity for a Junior Cost Accountant to join this highly reputable food manufacturer based in the Slough area. THE JUNIOR COST ACCOUNTANT As the Cost Accountant you will be a key member of the team, supporting with the development of their costing, inventory and planning systems. As the Cost Accountant your main responsibilities will be: •Responsible for timely and accurate development, processing and reporting of internal costing data. •Liaison with finance, productions and operations to analyse product cost for new and existing products. •Analysis of product cost changes and associated variance analysis. •Highlighting issues that impact product costs. […]

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COVID-19 hits Aunt Bessie’s, Chaucer Foods suspends production as precaution

16-Sep-2020 By Michelle Perrett Aunt Bessie’s factory in Hull is the latest site to be hit by coronavirus. The company has confirmed a “small number” of coronavirus cases at the site of the Nomad Foods-owned brand. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/16/CORONAVIRUS-HITS-AUNT-BESSIE-S-FACTORY-CHAUCER-FOODS-CLOSES-AS-PRECAUTION 

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Honest labelling’ called for on children’s fruit snacks

16-Sep-2020 By Michelle Perrett A campaign group is calling for honest labelling on fruit snacks for children, arguing they are displaying misleading claims such as ‘1 of your 5 a day’, ‘Naturally occurring sugars’ or ‘Made from real fruit’. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/16/FOOD-MANUFACTURERS-URGED-TO-MAKE-FOOD-LABELLING-HONEST 

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Whitby Gin in £1.5m distillery expansion

16-Sep-2020 By Michelle Perrett A Yorkshire gin-maker is expanding its operation after being granted permission to move into new premises in the shadow of Whitby Abbey. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/16/YORKSHIRE-GIN-MAKER-WHITBY-GIN-EXPANDS-DISTILLERY 

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Fatherson Bakery: business after Food Manufacture awards win

07-Sep-2020 By Rod Addy Laurence Smith, managing director of Fatherson Bakery, shares its progress since winning Small Bakery Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards and new product development plans in this podcast. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/09/07/FATHERSON-BAKERY-BUSINESS-AFTER-FOOD-MANUFACTURE-AW

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