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Aldi raises the steaks with 36-day dry-aged Aberdeen Angus beef

17 Aug 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Aldi’s Specially Selected steaks will be matured for longer than at any other UK supermarket – even Hawksmoor

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Fipronil scandal one year on: still not enough action on egg standards

17 Aug 2018 | By Ian Jones

Suppliers and retailers are still taking unnecessary risks, says Ian Jones of British Lion egg processors

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Glyphosate essential for UK food production, say farmers Subscription

17 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

British farming bodies have stressed the necessity and safety of glyphosate after the US Monsanto ruling

Collaboration is vital if we are to make progress on ending modern slavery

16 Aug 2018 | By Didier Bergeret

Everyone from transnational organisations to the private sector has a part to play, says Didier Bergeret, social sustainability director at The Consumer Goods Forum

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Asda takes plastic off swedes in first of 'rolling programme'

15 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer is not removing plastic from cucumbers as it fears an increase in food waste

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Twinings publishes full list of its tea suppliers in India

13 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The business has added an online ‘sourcing map’ as part of its Sourced with Care sustainability initiative

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New Japanese trade deal 'positive' for EU Subscription

12 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

European food & drink brands stand to reap huge benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

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Holland & Barrett adopts new testing standard for Manuka honey Subscription

12 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Following the lead of NZ government guidelines, every batch will be measured for MGO levels to ensure authenticity

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Feed shortages push prices up as heatwave hits home Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White, Rachel Graham

Christmas turkey could be up to 5% more expensive in supermarkets, warned the BTF

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New H&B Manuka testing will 'guarantee' authenticity Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

As of last week every batch of its Manuka honeys will be tested twice 

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Strawberry sales up but dry June could cause shortage Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Soaring sales could be curbed over the coming months due to difficult growing conditions and problems attracting labour

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Egg council to push for British eggs due to Brexit concerns Subscription

08 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

The BEIC will urge retailers and manufacturers to switch to British eggs for processing in a new marketing push

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Wholesale prices for dairy, meat, fish & poultry, fruit & veg, ingredients and packaging

07 Aug 2018

Wholesale pricing information from Mintec across dairy & eggs, meat & poultry, fish, packaging and dry ingredients. Includes fruit & veg, skimmed milk powder, PET, cod and haddock as well as lamb, beef, pork and chicken

Fish net

MSC plan to tighten certification rules rejected by stakeholders

06 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

The NGO had proposed new rules to tackle the ‘compartmentalisation’ of fisheries

Potatoes

Heatwave: growers warn of potato shortages

05 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Yields are predicted to fall by a minumum of 180,000 tonnes following a decrease in planted areas

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Farming groups call for relaxation of water usage rules

01 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A summit organised by the NFU also called for support in transporting feed to areas of the in need amid ‘hugely challenging’

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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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Can industry stockpile food supplies in a no deal Brexit? Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

Dominic Raab has said the government would ensure “there is adequate food supply” if the UK crashed out of the European Union without a trade agreement

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Fresh food specifications relaxed as heatwave hits crops

26 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Morrisons, Asda and Aldi have been among the first to amend specifications on a range of fresh produce SKUs

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

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Whitepapers

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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. 

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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.  

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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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