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News - 2016


The sale catalogue for the sale by tender of the former Muller Milk & Ingredients milk processing facility in Aberdeen is now available on the Moody Auctions website.

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Connect Local

A new £3 million scheme has been launched to help Scottish food and drink businesses to build upon the success of the sector by strengthening the local food and drink supply chain. 

Connect Local, Scotland’s local food and drink marketing advisory service, was launched publically by the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.


Scottish Bakers wins Best Conference Development for the second year in a row at the UK Association Awards


To expand their bakery ingredients capabilities and their UK customer base, Zeelandia has acquired James Fleming & Co. Ltd. (“Flemings”). It is currently owned by the German-based Südzucker Group. The sale will be effective from 1st January 2017, at which date James Fleming & Co Ltd will become a part of Zeelandia UK.


Want to learn more about how family dynamics can affect your family business and to maximise family involvement, then Past President George Stevenson will be delivering a informative half-day worshop at the Stirling University Innovation Park on Thursday 24th November 2016.


Twenty-three of the top chefs in France have arrived in Scotland to sample the best food and drink that the country has to offer.


The McGhee Group won Best Family Business of the Year, 2016 in last night’s Glasgow Business Awards.  The company was also award winning in the category for most Outstanding Business, 2016.


Specialist Business Advisors and sales specialists Cornerstone have been instructed by the directors of Cuckoo’s Bakery to offer for sale their award winning bakery business, comprising of two retail shops in Bruntsfield Place and Dundas Street as well as a production bakery facility in Swanfield, Leith.


Minimum Wage Rates from 1st October 2016

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The UK Government has been working with its contacts within the European Commission on the issue of labelling statements that read "No gluten containing ingredients" (NGCI). This is in the light of the Regulation (EU) No. 828/2014, on specific requirements on the absence of reduced presence of gluten in food, which took effect on the 20 July 2016 and Regulation (EU) No. 609/2013, on food for specific groups, which repeals Regulation (EU) No.41/2009, on the composition and labelling of foodstuffs suitable for people intolerant to gluten, also on that date.

Discussion between the Food Standards Agency, the Commission and other EU Member States confirmed that from the 20 July 2016, while the requirement for food businesses to label foods "gluten free" or "very low gluten" shall remain, NGCI and other factual statements in addition to those mentioned in Regulation (EU) No.828/2014 cannot be used in any food labelling (please see Annex below which includes what statements can be...