14 April 2001

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  • Dairy: PSA scheme pushing up price of butter

    14 Apr 2001

    Although butter output across the EU is moving towards its seasonal peak in May, prices for bulk supplies are showing a firm upward tendency. This is mainly because of the opening of the annual Private Storage Aid Scheme on March 15. The butter...

  • Dangers of a disintegrated MAFF

    14 Apr 2001

    Sir; Several of your correspondents have, during recent weeks, commented upon the storm clouds gathering over MAFF. Leaving aside the political utterings which have tarred the dialogue surrounding the FMD outbreak, there is no doubt that the way...

  • Dutch put on speed

    14 Apr 2001

    Grolsch is set to continue as the fastest growing beer brand in the UK with increased support of £10m. The brand is handled in the UK by Bass and the Dutch brewer Royal Grolsch in a joint venture. General manager David Preston said: "So far this...

  • Eggs: Turnaround for sales

    14 Apr 2001

    Following years of decline the egg industry can finally show an annual increase in sales for the first time in recent memory. The 2% rise in 2000 over 1999, revealed in the 2000 British Egg Market Review, based on Taylor Nelson Sofres figures for...

  • Drinks: Red Square heads for Far East

    14 Apr 2001

    Halewood International is taking its premium packaged spirits to the Far East through a joint venture deal with a Beijing company. Beijing Shunxing is producing the Red Square range for Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese markets. The brand is...

  • Delay to tobacco ad ban?

    14 Apr 2001

    The Bill to ban tobacco advertising may not be passed until 2002, despite the delay of the general election to June. Labour committed to ban advertising on everything but point of sale materials in its first term of government. The Bill, currently...

  • EU subsidised butter use

    14 Apr 2001

    Subsidised butter and cream for manufacturing use is proving more popular than ever this year across the EU. In the first three months of this year overall subsidy claims across the EU have been approved for over 120,000 tonnes of butter, 6% higher...

  • Fish: Seafood growing

    14 Apr 2001

    The retail market for seafood continues to show strong year on year growth, both in volume and expenditure terms. Taylor Nelson Sofres Superpanel Data for the latest quarter ­ the 12 weeks to 4 March 2001 ­ highlights gains displayed by all...

  • European Commission food safety: Brussels decides to worry a

    14 Apr 2001

    The safety of frozen food as it passes through the distribution chain is to be scientifically investigated by the EU. The probe is part of a new 600m euro programme of research into food safety and health risks. The Commission said: "Frozen foods...

  • Fish: Post Easter supply difficult

    14 Apr 2001

    Icelandic supplies have finally come to a stop with the strike starting to have an impact on the markets. The Scottish ports are still struggling, but are now starting to make headway on increasing the number of boxes landed. Earlier in the...

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