All news articles for July 2011

Damaged fusebox at Wigton site

Innovia Films fined after fireball accident at UK plant

By Rory Harrington

Innovia Films has been ordered to pay ₤116,726 (€132,706) after two workers at its UK plant suffered life-threatening injuries when they were “engulfed by a fireball” while repairing a damaged fuse box.

Cargill in bid to boost sustainable cocoa in Cameroon

Cargill in bid to boost sustainable cocoa in Cameroon

By Jane Byrne

Cargill’s Cocoa and Chocolate division is rolling out its Ivory Coast UTZ certification farmer training programme in Cameroon - a move the processor anticipates will dramatically boost sustainable cocoa output in the fourth largest producer country.

Burton’s Foods strike action averted

Burton’s Foods strike action averted

By Ben Bouckley

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has called off scheduled strike action at Burton’s Foods Blackpool site, after the union agreed to further talks with company management.

Compostable confectionery

Consortium expects confectioners to snap up its eco-pack

By Jane Byrne

Huge sweet manufacture interest in a consortium-backed 'compostable' pack using bio polymers and adhesives and heavy metal-free inks could trigger its rapid take-up within the confectionery sector, reports Innovia, one of the suppliers involved.

All four of Cargill’s US palm oil refineries have been audited and certified by the RSPO

Cargill extends sustainable palm oil commitment

By Elaine Watson

Cargill has upped the ante in the sustainable palm oil stakes with a commitment that all palm oil products (excluding palm kernel oil products) it supplies to Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable...

Nestlé pays out €1.2bn for a majority stake in Hsu Fu Chi

Nestlé pays out €1.2bn for a majority stake in Hsu Fu Chi

By Jane Byrne

Nestlé has paid out bought €1.2bn for a majority stake in leading Chinese confectionery maker Hsu Fu Chi, with the Swiss group flagging up access to extensive production capabilities and a major distribution network as its wins.