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Cadbury’s strike closer

A strike at Britain’s leading chocolate maker Cadbury’s, drew one step closer on Saturday 18 July as workers begin to vote on action against the company’s broken pay promises. The union Unite is angry that Cadbury’s is breaking a long-standing deal struck with the workers at Cadbury’s UK plants at Bourneville, Chirk, Marlbrook and Somerdale, […]

New Nestle UK co-packaging site opened

The new food packaging facilities at Nestle’s York site has been officially opened by York MP Hugh Bayley. The IPS First factory has already created around 100 jobs and may eventually provide work for up to 200 people during busy periods. IPS will initially co-pack Nestle product from the York factory and will reduce the […]

New and improved

Yorkshire, UK based Pecan Deluxe Candy Europe has improved its chocolate making facilities to keep up with demand. Introduced by the company’s parent company in the US, the machinery has been tested and is now in use making chocolate shapes for Pecan’s range including filled chocolates and praline pecan nuts. The upgraded facility will be […]

Arsenic in sugar beet

Arsenic and lead has been discovered by UK authorities in unmolassed sugar beet pulp pellets exported from Austria, the European Union’s RASFF food product consumer safety alert system has warned. Meanwhile, Finnish health authorities have reported the presence of norovirus in frozen raspberries from Poland.

Love Hearts manufacturer employs new pallet pool company

One-way trip pallet pool specialist, IPP Logipal, has expanded its client portfolio in the confectionery sector after securing a new contract with confectionery manufacturer Swizzels Matlow. Faced with issues surrounding the quality and availability of pallets used to transport its products within the supply chain to retail customers and wholesalers across the country, Swizzels Matlow […]

Thomas Lowndes expands team

Culinary alcohol supplier Thomas Lowndes has expanded its UK operation with the appointment of Jonathan Marsh as general manager and Tony Skinner as business manager. Marsh will be responsible for developing and expanding Thomas Lowndes’ portfolio of premium, international alcohol brands and their use in the food industry. He will also oversee the agency brands […]

New Nestle packaging factory opens

Nestle and packaging firm IPS First have opened a new food co-packing facility at the food giant’s York, UK site on 1 June. In February, Nestle said that it was planning to create 100 jobs at the new facility. According to local sources, 75 of the proposed 100 staff have now been recruited, with the […]

Zetar adjusts profits

British confectionery and snack foods group Zetar has adjusted pretax profit for the year ended April 30. It notes that sales from continuing operations rose 10% to £119 million during the year, helped by sales price increases and a late Easter. It recorded new business in both its confectionery, and natural and premium snacks divisions, […]

Union fights United Biscuits

There are to be talks between unions and management at UK manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) after the company proposed to move its financial department from UK to India with the loss of more than 50 jobs. The maker of McVitie’s and Jaffa Cakes, among other products, has begun a consultation process and says it has […]

Divine joins World Fair Trade day celebrations

Divine Chocolate, the UK fairtrade chocolate company, will take part in celebrating the World Fair Trade day on 9 May 2009 and has marked it with a new chocolate souffle recipe. World Fair Trade Day is the global campaign for The Fair Trade movement connecting producers and customers around the world. The day will see […]

Chocolate powered race car

Scientists from the UK University of Warwick has unveiled a formula 3 race car powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibres They hope it will be one of the world’s fastest biofuel vehicles, possibly reaching speeds of 145 mph. It has been built to Formula 3 specifications about the car’s […]

The sound of ultrasonic

Sick UK has upgraded its 30mm ultrasonic sensors, launching the UM30-2 series to offer additional performance and usability. This meets an even wider range of sensing requirements in the confectionery industry, for example sensing hopper or vat filling for granular solids, sensing liquid levels and distance and safety sensing for crane and vehicle position. Launched […]

Dick Brittle joins Tangerine

Tangerine Confectionery, the UK’s largest independent confectionery company, has appointed industry veteran Dick Brittle as a non-executive director. Brittle, 59, joins after retiring as a director of Hancock’s the UK’s largest confectionery only cash & carry. He has over 40 years’ knowledge of the UK and European trade and consumer confectionery market. Commenting on his […]

Cadbury considers bid for Leaf

Cadbury is reportedly planning a surprise EU expansion with a bid for Leaf International’s Scandinavia and Benelux operations, according to press reports. Netherland-based Leaf, the owner of Chewits sweets, relaunched the Chewits brand in the UK recently. It is one of Europe’s Leaf has been put up for sale by the private-equity firms CVC Capital […]