Modern Slavery Act
Introduction This is our second modern slavery statement and is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Fine Foods International Manufacturing Ltd (FFIML) has taken and is continuing to take to try and prevent modern slavery or human trafficking taking place within our business or supply chain. This statement also covers the requirement for European Coffee Company (ECC) which is a non-trading holding company. Company FFIML is part of the Cafea Group which is a privately owned group of companies based in Hamburg, Germany. There are eight manufacturing sites within the group, the main focus being instant coffee, but other products such as liquid coffee, cappuccinos, hot chocolates, baby foods formula, creamers and coffee substitutes also feature. The packaging formats are varied and include; big bags, 25kg bag in box, tubs, tins, glass jars, individual sachets and pouches. FFIML is based in Dunstable where it processes and packs instant coffee. The manufacturing site was purpose built in 1995 and carries out blending, agglomeration (granule-forming) and packing of instant coffees. The site has one agglomerator and four packing lines. The UK operation employs 54 staff in total, with 27 in production, operating a two-shift system, 5 days a week. Finished products are packed either into composite tubs, flexible pouches or glass jars. The company also packs instant coffee in 25kg boxes for other food manufacturers. The company also sells products produced by other Cafea group companies and sourced from 3rd party suppliers to retail supermarkets, wholesale outlets and food services providers in the U.K. and Europe. These include instant cappuccinos, hot chocolates, drinking chocolates and liquid coffees.