Own-label food manufacturer Samworth Brothers is buying land to build a new factory that will create 200 new jobs and could create up to 700.
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Vicky Ford, Member of the European Parliament for the East of England, claims that supermarkets in the UK are still stocking pork produced by European farmers keeping pigs in small metal cages to cut costs.
The number of apprenticeships in the food and drink industry has trebled since 2010/2011, beating a target to double by the end of 2012.
Cheese-maker Wensleydale Dairy Products in Yorkshire will go ahead with redevelopment plans after being granted planning permission by the local authorities.
Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has re-introduced its limited edition J2O Glitter Berry variant for Christmas after the product helped the brand to its best Christmas in three years in 2011.
Food and drink companies in the UK have adopted environmentally-friendly changes that have saved over 34 million wheelie bins' worth of supply chain food and packaging waste in the last five years.
Employees at three chicken processing sites owned by the 2 Sisters Food Group will be staging a three days of 24-hour strikes after voting for industrial action.
Irish farm equipment manufacturer McHale Engineering has been fined after 48-year-old George Stokes died when the rotating arms of a defective bale wrapping machine struck him on the head at Tong Norton Farm in Shropshire.
Up to 500 staff across both companies will be made redundant over the next three years after Britvic confirmed its £1.5 billion merger with AG Barr will go ahead.