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Welsh food & drink's global success is being choked by Brexit impasse

A sense of confidence in the Welsh food and drink sector is being tempered by ’ansicrwydd’ or uncertainty around Brexit

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Chlorinated chicken: Fox vows ‘no compromise’ on UK food standards

In an exclusive interview with The Grocer, the international trade secretary clarified his position on post-Brexit food standards

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‘Fake balsamic vinegar’ scandal as Italy uncovers major fraud case

Investigators believe frausters may have used cheaper grapes to make vinegar that was then passed off as authentic balsamic

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The UK deserves better than US chlorinated chicken

Chlorinated chicken has re-emerged as a point of contention and British producers are rightly up in arms

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Robert Goodwill appointed farming minister by Defra

The MP for Scarborough and Whitby is a former immigration minister

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Tesco completes move to 100% sustainable chocolate

The move to Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa applies to all own-label chocolate products, including biscuits, cakes, desserts and cereals

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M&S to publish complete list of global tea and coffee suppliers

The retailer has promised to share an interactive map of its 135 suppliers on its website

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Waitrose to switch chicken breeds in welfare boost

The retailer joins M&S, Nestlé and Knorr in signing up to the European Chicken Commitment 

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MSC consults again to toughen fishery certification criteria

The move would see tighter controls on shark finning and compartmentalisation

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Vegan organic farming divides opinion in 73 Cows

This Bafta-winning short film, the story of cattle farmer Jay Wilde, doesn’t look controversial

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EU importers ditching British meat orders amid Brexit fears

Uncertainty around future trading relationships was pushing customers to source from other EU countries, said the BMPA

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Kelly Turkeys to take KellyBronze brand into charcuterie

The company has invested in facilities to produce turkey charcuterie that aims to bring its product to a higher-value mark

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Eustice resigns as farming minister over government Brexit stance

Eustice described the prime minister’s promise to give MPs a vote to delay Brexit as a ‘final humiliation’

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Warm February set to create shorter veg season

Sunny conditions are also causing top fruit to develop at much faster rates than usual

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Midcounties Co-op to give shoppers full ingredient provenance

The society has teamed up with food provenance app Happerley

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Is eliminating palm oil really the sustainable thing to do?

Iceland has drawn attention to the issue, but is it realistic to cut out palm oil? Is it even the answer?

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NFU Conference 2019: what's in store for British farming?

Here is our round-up of key issues the conference thrashed out

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Meat exports outside EU may not be accepted in no-deal Brexit, warns NFU

Speaking at today’s NFU conference, Minette Batters warned meat exports set to leave the UK next week may not be accepted at their destination

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City snapshot: Gove set to reassure over food standards at NFU conference

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, is to pledge that British food standards will not be lowered “in pursuit of trade deals”

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Fruit & veg suppliers aiming to bypass Dover Brexit gridlock

Exporters have been looking to ports in the north of England in a bid to sidestep bottlenecks at channel ports

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'Act now to prevent egg sarnie shortages' warns egg council

Currently 25-30% of eggs used in food manufacturing are laid and processed abroad, according to the BEIC