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Latest on COVID-19 at Nestlé UK

16-Nov-2020 By Rod Addy COVID-19 is in retreat at Nestlé’s Fawdon factory, but staff have tested positive for the virus at the company’s coffee processing plant at Tutbury in Staffordshire. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/11/16/COVID-19-IN-DECLINE-AT-NESTLE-FAWDON-BUT-TUTBURY-HAS-CASES 

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Urgent call to boost availability of fruit and vegetable pickers

28-Oct-2020 By Rod Addy Clarity on how fruit, vegetable and flower suppliers will be able to recruit seasonal workers for picking next year has been called for urgently by the National Farmers Union (NFU). HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/10/28/URGENT-CALL-TO-BOOST-AVAILABILITY-OF-FRUIT-AND-VEGETABLE-PICKERS 

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COVID-19: Nestlé, Cranswick latest

28-Oct-2020 By Rod Addy Cranswick Foods’ Watton pork processing plant will continue production according to one analyst, after almost half of its staff tested positive for COVID-19, while Nestlé’s Fawdon factory has confirmed 40 cases there. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2020/10/28/COVID-19-UPDATE-NESTLE-CRANSWICK-LATEST 

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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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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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