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Grayling call for UK to grow more is 'tripe' Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Growers have warned suggestion UK could increase food production in event of a hard Brexit would face several challenges

Farm Africa

Food & drink businesswomen visit Tanzania to build beehives

16 Oct 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Sainsbury’s director of brand Judith Batchelar leads the 14-strong group as part of the Food For Good campaign

Eggs in crates

Laid in Britain scheme slams FSA runny egg advice update Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Scheme is just as safe as British Lion eggs, says secretary David Spackman, who has urged the FSA to reconsider its advice

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Defra and AHDB fall out over Brexit farm outcomes report Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

AHDB study warns average farm profitability could drop from £38,000 a year to £15,000 a year in the worst case scenario after Brexit

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2 Sisters temporarily suspends operations at West Bromwich

02 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The Ranjit Singh-owned food giant was enveloped in a food safety crisis last week

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Chicken crisis 'will not change FSA campylobacter test plans'

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The FSA has said it will not change its plans to allow supermarkets to report their own data on campylobacter

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EC unveils action plan after fipronil egg scare Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

European Commissioner for health Vytenis Andriukaitis said risk communication across the EU would be improved

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Morrisons launches new £3 wonky veg box

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Box is part of trio of ‘affordable’ veg boxes which also includes £5 British veg box and an organic box for £8

Potato sales

Produce World reports £7m loss amid 'significant and challenging events' Subscription

25 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Grower says brassica joint venture with Lincolnshire Field Products failed to deliver expected benefits

Frost damaged apple

Tesco relaxes specifications on frost-affected apples

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Unseasonal temperatures dropped to -4C at the end of April in some parts of Britain, causing blemishes known as ‘frost rings’

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Florida orange crop gets pulped by Hurricane Irma Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Irma hit Florida last week, sparking a sharp rise in the global price of orange juice concentrate

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Upmarket halal ready meals launched by North London startup Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Shazia Saleem has teamed up with former Tesco development chef Lucas Floris to produce the Oh My Good Nosh range

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Co-op launches new sustainable salmon farming group Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Group will work with about 30 salmon farmers plus processor Farne Salmon & Trout

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Iceland commits to new Sea Kind seafood sustainability scheme Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sea Kind name demonstrates Iceland adheres to key sourcing principles including traceability, transparency and responsible sourcing decisions

Milk prices

Average farmgate milk price back to 2014 levels Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The UK average farmgate milk price, excluding retailer and processor bonuses, rose to 27.78ppl in July

Neil Parish

Post-Brexit trading arrangements to be probed in new inquiry

14 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Commons Efra Committee will invesigate ‘new opportunities and challenges for the UK’s agri-food sector’ from new trading relationship with EU

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Apple sector faced with big labour shortages

13 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Average labour levels are down 20% year on year as the sector enters its crucial harvesting season

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Vegan campaigners Viva! launch 'ditch dairy' bus ad campaign Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The campaign, carries two separate ads outlining ‘shocking facts’ about the dairy industry

Sainsburys metal recall

Regulators set out plans to improve recall procedures Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

Joint review by FSA and Food Standards Scotland found four areas the authorities could improve on

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Co-op launches autumn TV push based on British fresh food Video

11 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

co-op sourcing ad The campaign, ‘Make buying British more affordable’, will seek to capitalise on its commitment to 100% fresh British meat

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Tulip expands UK base with acquisition of Easey Holdings Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Danish Crown-owned Tulip completed the acquisition on 8 September, subject to CMA approval

Eggs in crates

Number of egg products pulled in fipronil scandal grows to 65

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

The additional products include seven cake mixes and 19 liquid egg products


Growers defend pesticides in wake of school fruit claims

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

A report by Pesticides Action Network claimed children were being exposed to ’a cocktail of pesticide residues’

M&S milk RSPCA Assured farm audit

Marks & Spencer switches entire milk supply to RSPCA Assured

06 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Change comes after M&S farm was implicated in exposé by animal welfare group

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British kiwi berry crop set to double 2016 level: BerryWorld Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

UK season has now begun, grower says, with product available in selected Tesco, Waitrose and M&S stores

Farm Africa

Farm Africa's project making Kenyan farmers smile Video

19 Oct 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Farm Africa’s Growing Futures project is helping young farmers to carve a career out of the land

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

The first cut isn’t always the deepest. Sometimes it’s the following ones that prove fatal Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest news of job cuts at Sainsbury’s was perhaps to be expected after similar announcements from Tesco and Asda, but will they really deliver cost savings for the mults?

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Jacopo Cordero di Vonzo, Remeo Gelato, on sailing and mice

18 Oct 2017 | By Megan Tatum

They put us into groups and asked us to create stories around irrelevant products. It was very strange…

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Asda gets into the Halloween spirit with dance party Video

18 Oct 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Asda is once again the UK mult that makes the most effort for Halloween

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Take mental health seriously: employee care goes beyond HR

18 Oct 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

World Mental Health Day occurs annually on 10 October. This year the pledge was centred on mental health in the workplace


Retailers must take more of a lead on waste

18 Oct 2017

Sir, Each week sees new stories demonstrating the effect food waste is having on people and the planet…

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Time to shape up? How food & drink to go can get healthier Video

18 Oct 2017 | By Natalie Brown

All hail the mighty salad! Once a humble side dish, salad is increasingly taking centre stage in meals eaten on the go, where it’s the fastest-growing meal type. Read on to find out who’s eating what and where, how the coffee shops are cashing in and whether Japanese-style bento boxes have what it takes to return the sector to volume growth.

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Technology can enable a seamless service flow

18 Oct 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Changing consumer behaviour is proving the catalyst for a plethora of intriguing partnerships…

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How food to go will tackle EU worker exodus Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

In lieu of clarity from the government, businesses are formulating a backup plan

sainsbury's chop chop

Sainsbury's expands one-hour Chop Chop service across central London Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Express delivery will now be available to more than 1.7 million customers in zones one and two

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Marks & Spencer delivery has hurdles to overcome

16 Oct 2017 | By John Mercer

M&S’s long-anticipated venture into grocery ecommerce is under way and we put its new home delivery offering to the test

Whisky shelves

Scotch can’t blame declining sales on alcohol duty hikes Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

If beleaguered Scotch brands want to get back into growth, they need to start considering how to appeal to rapidly changing tastes …

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