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How BRC Issue 8 seeks to encourage a culture of food safety

As part of new food safety guidance, manufacturers will be required to show they are creating a safety-conscious culture, explains Derek Watson of the University of Sunderland 

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KFC Red Tractor chicken

Trust the Tractor? The evidence is not exactly reassuring

03 Aug 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Time after time trust in the Red Tractor scheme is being eroded


Antibiotic use in agriculture sees continued decline

03 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The game bird sector reduced antibiotic use by 36% in 2017 amid other drops in usage across poultry and pigs


After a series of breaches, can Red Tractor be trusted again? Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

Red Tractor CEO Jim Moseley’s bullish call for the government not to “reinvent the assurance wheel”, will no doubt be ringing in his ears this week after the scheme hit the headlines - and not for the first time this year - for all the wrong reasons

Rosebury Farm Red Tractor

Red Tractor urged to tighten welfare standards after exposé

30 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The scheme has expelled a pork supplier after footage emerged of workers abusing piglets on a Bedfordshire Farm

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Superfoods meet science: is GM on the verge of acceptance? Subscription

29 Jul 2018 | By Angelina Mason

A raft of new GM and gene-edited products are in development, designed purely with the consumer in mind

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Crops produced through mutagenesis subject to GMO regulation Subscription

26 Jul 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Verdict puts the trial of gene-edited camelina plants approved by Defra earlier in the year into question

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Food safety: how can small companies defend themselves?

24 Jul 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

Errington Cheese has faced a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach, says Joanna Blythman

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Bottle closure worries triggers Schweppes 1783 recall

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The issue is affecting bottles with a best before date of up to and including 31 March 2019…

DNA testing on meat

The UK is fighting back on food crime

11 Jul 2018 | By Chris Elliott

I spend a relatively large amount of time on the nasty topic of food crime


Dutch fipronil report slams ‘inadequate’ egg supply chain Subscription

09 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The report found evidence that the Dutch Control Authority for Eggs may have been aware of the possible presence of fipronil in eggs six months before supply from affected farms was halted

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Listeria alert as frozen veg supplier Greenyard issues recall Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The recall is linked to a pan-European outbreak of listeria dating as far back as 2015


Food safety hearing throws up unexpected bombshell Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Lord Rooker seemed to suggest Liam Fox had made some rather controversial comments about the future of food manufacturing post-Brexit

Beef cattle

How much do shoppers care about traceability of meat? Subscription

29 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Brits still care more about quality, price and animal welfare, exclusive new research suggests

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Organics Council warning over glyphosate in organic foods Subscription

27 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Trace levels of glyphosate were detected in Duchy Organic Farmhouse Batch wholemeal bread from Waitrose and Tesco Organic Plain Flour

Raw milk

Raw milk sales face tighter FSA controls Subscription

22 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The FSA board this week agreed to proposals for a ‘staged approach’

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FSA trials blockchain for meat inspection audits Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The regulator launched a pilot two months ago with IBM

Moy Park Anwick

Moy Park creates allergen-free factory in £18m investment Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It includes the creation of a fully contained gluten and dairy-free factory at its Grantham site

Wicked Kitchen

Meat in vegan ready meals: how worrying are claims? Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

A vegan macaroni meal from Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen range supposedly contained traces of turkey

PHE chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone

PHE to reconsider name and shame tactics in war on sugar Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Last month the DH body revealed the industry had failed to hit its sugar reduction target

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Calls to test imported eggs as new European fipronil scandal brews Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The emergence of a potential new fipronil scandal was “not a surprise” said British Egg Industry Council chairman 



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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?


The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask


Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola



WHITE PAPER – Accelerate your supply chain as retail pressure intensifies

Big or small, Food and Drink manufacturers are under pressure. Supermarket range reviews, massive retail mergers, the backlash against plastic packaging and the ongoing unpredictability of Brexit are just some of the huge challenges facing them in 2018. 


WHITE PAPER – Innovation… who gives a SHIFT?

There was a time where it was enough to do one thing and do it well. When simply providing a solid product and service would support your business model for many years, if not decades. But the world has changed and continues to change… fast. Brands need to be planning ahead, but also ready to react when the competition start to encroach on their territory.  


White Paper: A new model for launching new products

As three in four new product launches currently fail within a year, Bray Leino’s new comms model suggests how the traditional approach can evolve to de-risk the launch process. Hosted by The Grocer, Bray Leino invited marketers from leading food and drink brands to discuss this hypothesis. That discussion is the basis for this paper.




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