Mobile slaughterhouse

Mobile slaughterhouse interests British meat industry Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

British meat suppliers say they are “closely following” the performance of a mobile cattle slaughterhouse unveiled last we…

Jersey Royal potatoes

Mercian potato app 'could be used for crop traceability'

20 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

A potato merchant has created a mobile app that allows retailers and processors to access crop traceability data…

Tuna Fishing

Sustainable Seafood Coalition unveils new codes

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Members of the Sustain­able Seafood Coalition have agreed and published codes regarding responsible sourcing of fish…

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MSC-certified seafood continues to increase but growth rate slows Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

The number of UK seafood products achieving Marine Stewardship Council accreditation continues to grow…

Gu crediton

Gü moves into dairy drinks in licensing first Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Dessert brand Gü is being extended into the chilled dairy drinks category…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for the dairy industry created

13 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

MPs and peers have formed an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the dairy industry…

Hartington Blue

Hartington Creamery brings Blue Stilton back to Derbyshire

11 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Blue Stilton production has returned to Derbyshire for the first time in five years…

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Welsh organic dairy Trioni lands China export certification

06 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Welsh organic producer Trioni has become the first UK dairy farm to secure organic certification to export to China…

mini babybel

Mini Babybel: single SKU to roll into c-stores

06 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Bel UK will next week roll out individually wrapped single Mini Babybels…

Florette polytunnel

Florette expands polytunnel operation in year-round push

09 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette has begun constructing the second stage of its polytunnel growing operation near Colchester in a bid to reduce imports and become a year-round UK grower.

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'Independence could double EU money for Scottish fishermen'

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Scottish fishermen could stand to double how much they receive in EU fishing subsidies if Scotland votes for independence…

British raspberries have bumper crop in summer 2014

British raspberries set for bumper crop in 2014

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Growers are predicting a bumper British raspberry season for 2014, with sales forecast to grow by 15% on last year…

Badger

Badger cull proposals could 'finish off' UK dairy and beef sectors

03 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Farming minister George Eustice has dismissed scientific research suggesting efforts to tackle bovine tuberculosis should focus on culling cows instead of badgers.

dairy crest cow

Müller announces 1.2ppl cut in farmgate milk price

02 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Müller has become the latest dairy processor to announce a milk price cut, with its standard milk price set to drop by 1.2 pence per litre from August.

Dairy Farming

UK dairy industry outlines roadmap for ‘post-quota era’

30 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

A new roadmap to prepare the UK dairy industry for the “post-quota era” and eradicate the UK’s dairy trade deficit is being launched in Westminster today.

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First Milk rolls out Lake District Co quark sauces Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

First Milk is looking to tap the trend for cooking with dairy with the launch of a quark-based cooking sauces range…

1L tetra group

Yazoo targets families with new one-litre cartons

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Friesland Campina is to sell Yazoo in one-litre cartons in the UK for the first time, as it seeks to boost its family appe…

pick n mix

Tesco and Yeo Valley link up to trial in-store 'yoghurt bars' Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Tesco has teamed up with Yeo Valley to trial pick-and-mix ‘yoghurt bars’ in 160 stores…

Potatoes

Potatoes face 'fight for relevance' as volume sales fall

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Retailers and suppliers have to work harder to address the volume decline in potato sales, a report by the Potato Council …

mackerel

Southbank Fresh Fish secures Selfridges counter contract

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Southbank Fresh Fish is to become the sole supplier of fresh fish to the Selfridges fish counter on Oxford Street…

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British Sausage Week to celebrate the Great British banger Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

This year’s British Sausage Week will run from 3-9 November with the theme ‘Celebrating the Great British Banger’…

scot herbs

Sainsbury's gives bigger herbs contract to Scotherbs

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Own-label fresh cut herbs for Sainsbury’s stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland and North West England…

Scotherbs field of herbs

Herb supplier Scotherbs bought by Langmead Group

25 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Scotherbs, the fresh culinary herbs grower, has agreed to be purchased by fresh food, farming and property business Langmead Group.

Meat

Fresh meat exports could boom with help of new packaging

25 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

New packaging technologies are set to make it much easier for processors to sell fresh meat into export markets, a new report has suggested.

Fyffes banana

Fyffes-Chiquita merger looks increasingly likely to get thumbs up Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

The saga of the merger between Fyffes and Chiquita to create the world’s biggest fruit company could be entering the finishing straight.

Activia by Danone

Danone's headline growth hides worrying trends Subscription

15 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Danone’s 6.9% like-for-like third-quarter growth reported this morning comfortably beat expectations, but the headline figure potentially hides some more worrying trends.

Dairy protests

Dairy farmers face uncertainty as milk price protests continue Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

To say things are fraught in UK dairy at the moment is an understatement…

tomatoes

Tomato prices rocket as season ends prematurely Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Tomato prices are up more than 50% month on month…

Tesco Slough

Tesco deserves a pat on the back for its disclosure on meat Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2014 | By Julia Glotz

To suggest the meat cross-contamination cases we reported at Tesco are an “embarrassment” for the retailer is a serious misreading of the facts.

Beef

Beef prices down significantly year on year Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

While beef prices in France and the UK have seen only minor month-on-month increases, both are down significantly year on …

Waitrose hake

Waitrose Asian Fusion Herb Battered Hake: acid test Subscription

26 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Waitrose introduced 15 new fusion lines at the end of April from countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia…

Scottish salmon fish

Salmon supply to UK rises as Russia bans Norway Subscription

25 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Scotland’s salmon suppliers have so far avoided any fallout from the Russian trade embargo…

Miss Scotland fronts quality meat campaign

Quality Meat Scotland campaign fronted by Miss Scotland

25 Sep 2014

Miss Scotland Ellie McKeating is fronting Quality Meat Scotland’s new Comfort Food campaign…

Tuna fish

Tuna prices start to rise again following aggregation ban Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tuna prices have fallen sharply year on year thanks to good fishing and high stock levels…

Potatoes

Potato prices fall on back of fine summer and high yield Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Liliana Gonzalez

From famine to feast, the price of spuds keeps plummeting…

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