A new trade body to represent the interests of food processors has been created. The Food Processors Association comprises the Pickles and Sauces Association, the Soup, Gravy and Produce Processors Association, and the UK Preserves Manufacturers' Association. Each will maintain its individual identity but there will be closer co-operation on issues such as contaminants, food labelling and the environment. Chairman of the new body Jeff Baxter said: "Working as one organisation will ensure that members benefit from more effective time management, reduction in paperwork, more effective discussion and improved lobbying powers." {{NEWS }}