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Defra extends avian flu prevention nationally Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Prevention zone now extends to all of England and includes extra precautions for keepers with more than 500 birds

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AHDB looks beyond EU with restructure of operations Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Restructure is desigend to save more than £750,000 over two years and will include a number of new positions

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Müller looks to next generation of dairy farmers with new group

16 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Müller Direct Next Generation will see dairy giant support young farmers build ‘vibrant dairy businesses for the future’

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Co-op's Steve Murrells urges post-Brexit EU partnership Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Murrells welcomed Michael Gove’s pledge that payments to farmers would be extended post-Brexit

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Young's Seafood lands major US supermarket listings Subscription

09 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Selected SKUs from the seafood giant’s core frozen range went on sale at the weekend in 4,000 Walmart stores

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Farm subsidies to continue until 2024 pledges Michael Gove

04 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Speaking at the Oxford Farm Conference, the environment secretary promised a less bureaucratic subsidy system after that

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Grocery leaders join trek to raise £100k for Farm Africa

04 Jan 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

Senior figures from Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Dairy Crest will be among the group undertaking a six-day hike in East Africa.

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Yeo Valley launches African 'superfruit' yoghurt Subscription

03 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A collaboration between the organic dairy and Organic Herb Trading Co has produced Baobab and Vanilla flavour big pots

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Princes profits hit by cost hikes and exchange rate pressure Subscription

02 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Pre-tax profits excluding impairment charges were £28.7m, down from £54.4m in 2016

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Arla to become Aldi's main milk supplier Subscription

02 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Aldi’s current agreement, which will end in October, splits main supply between the two dairy giants

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Errington recalls Dunsyre Blue cheese over listeria fears

22 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Scottish-produced cheese was linked to an outbreak of e.coli last year

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MPs pledge to keep 'close eye' on 2 Sisters audits Subscription

22 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Poultry giant’s commitment to publish audit results should be seen as a “necessary means” to rebuild consumer confidence, …

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Badger culling is effective TB control says chief vet Subscription

21 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The outcome of this year’s culls indicated that “industry-led culling can deliver the level of effectiveness required”

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M&S and Waitrose become first British supermarkets to share data on antibiotic use Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Waitrose follows M&S lead in sharing data on use of the drugs in supply chains…

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'No deal' with EU would hike UK food prices, admits Gove Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The UK would not opt out of WTO tariffs to lower costs for consumers, he warned

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Tulip takeover of Easey Holdings wins CMA approval Subscription

18 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Deal to buy Easey represented a major investment in British farming, said Tulip

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Salmon prices ease as supplies recover Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Michael Liberty

Smoked salmon will be an expensive treat in the mults this Christmas, but commodity prices are starting to ease

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Labour shortages threatening Scottish fishing industry Subscription

13 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

MPs told some processing plants were struggling to source enough fish dur to crew shortages on boats

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Defra move to recognise animal sentience welcomed

12 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Draft welfare Bill has been welcomed by welfare campaigners and explicitly recognises animals have feelings and emotions

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Lucy Husband to lead market development at Scotland Food & Drink Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Husband will help spearhead its new UK market strategy to drive growth opportunities for Scottish suppliers

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Aldi launches scheme to boost small-scale Scottish suppliers

11 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The discounter has unveiled a Scottish Small Supplier Development Programme

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Food industry welcomes Brexit 'breakthrough' on Irish border Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

PM Theresa May has confirmed there will be “no hard border” with Ireland after Brexit

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Faccenda Foods and Cargill tie-up approved by CMA Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

Faccenda expects the joint venture to be operating by the end of January

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Asda joins retailers hiking banana prices as supplies tighten Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

The supermarket has hiked prices across several banana packs…

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Non-EU trade deals could collapse due to Brexit warns BRC Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The BRC and FDF are urging ministers to address the future of bilateral deals…

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Goodfella's sale plots new course for 2 Sisters Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

2 Sisters’ dastardly plot to corrupt MPs with a packet of biscuits may have caused some embarrassing headlines this week, but the sale of its Goodfella’s pizza brand to Nomad is a genuinely significant moment in the evolution of the UK’s second-largest food business.

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Iceland has shown real leadership with its plastic plan

19 Jan 2018 | By Adam Leyland

It’s been a PR masterstroke, and a far cry from the Kerry Katona years

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Ginspiracy: Are producers hiding behind ‘artisanal’ and ‘hand-crafted’ labels? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A craft-based, artisan-inspired gin renaissance has seen sales of gin soar. But is there a risk some producers are cutting corners and hiding behind ‘artisanal’ and ‘hand-crafted’ labels to make a fast buck?

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Diet Coke gets a serious revamp: a sign of what’s to come in the UK? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The soda’s grocery value sales are down 0.6% to £420.2m, so would a British relaunch be worth a punt?

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Can plant-based products sustain momentum beyond Veganuary?

19 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

With nearly two weeks left in January, you’d be forgiven for feeling some serious Veganuary fatigue

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Drilling decline and instability pushes up crude oil price Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Crude oil prices approached three-year highs in January as a result of a decline in US oil rigs drilling from new sources

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Can US success Beyond Meat convert British carnivores? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Goldman’s high-profile startup recently secured a further $55m (£40m) in investment, which it will use to triple productio…

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How can companies protect themselves against recalls? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

The potential damage from product recalls is being magnified by social media and cost pressures

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Spanish production drop pushes up price of oranges

18 Jan 2018 | By Carolyn Robertson

Price of oranges decreased slightly but are up a 10th on last year following a 25% drop in Spanish production

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What Tesco's Clubcard changes tell us about the future of loyalty

18 Jan 2018 | By Bryan Roberts

Never mind the outrage, says Bryan Roberts of Tcc Global. The Clubcard refresh makes sense

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Iceland smarter than Brussels on plastics strategy

18 Jan 2018

Sir, The European Commission’s Plastics in a Circular Economy strategy reiterates how out of touch it is

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Don't demonise plastic

18 Jan 2018

Sir, We need to be careful not to demonise all plastic packaging and respond with kneejerk reactions

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