Advice for youngsters

United Biscuits KP Teesside’s factory manager Mark Duffy and employees spoke to unemployed youths, taking part in The Prince’s Trust’s team programme at Stockton Riverside College, about jobs in food manufacturing. The firm offered mock interview sessions, in addition to advice on job-hunting, application form writing and CV preparation.


urton’s Canada deal

The Burton’s Biscuit Company has signed a deal to distribute a selection of Cadbury biscuit products to Canada’s largest supermarket. The deal includes 11 products from the range, which will appear in more than half of Loblaw’s retail outlets.

Rice for starch

Ulrick & Short has moved from using GM-free maize to using rice for its clean-label starches, as the availability of maize is reducing and is therefore rising in price. The firm added that another important reason for using rice is for its functionality.

Pasty maker sought

Bayjid Choudhury from Brockworth Enterprise School in Gloucester, is trying to secure a deal with a manufacturer to produce a new naan-style curry pasty. The sixth-former emailed retailers to pitch his product and received a response from The Co-operative. Following a meeting, he hopes to get the products listed if he can find a manufacturer to make them.