M26 'lorry park' plans threaten trade, say industry leaders Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Yesterday it was revealed the M26 in Kent would be closed every night for almost six weeks

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Defra confirms post-Brexit funding for UK producer organisations Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

The UK’s 33 producer organisations currently receive matched funding from the EU’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme

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Irish cheese suppliers begin stockpiling amid Brexit fears Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Pilgrims Choice owner Ornua has confirmed it is stockpiling stores of cheddar

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Leek growers warn of shortages after adverse weather Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Smaller and fewer leeks are expected on shelves due to reduced yields

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Producers fear Gove's 'food plan' will add costs Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Gove said the strategy would promote innovation

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FDF insists no-deal Brexit is 'scary not scaremongering' Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Predictions of chaos at the ports were coming from the “prophets of doom”, said Dominic Raab 

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As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

02 Oct 2018 | By Sean Ramsden

China and the UAE are fast becoming major centres for expatriate communities and with this comes the demand for premium quality food & drink brands, says Sean Ramsden of Ramsden International


PGI products and exports threatened by no-deal Brexit Subscription

28 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

”Catastrophic” new export requirements loom in week of Brexit warnings


'Grisly' no-deal Brexit could put an end to protected UK food names Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

Industry bodies have warned the government’s latest Brexit technical notices show the UK food sector will be critically exposed to a hard Brexit

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Horticulture 'low-wage and low-productivity' says MAC report Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Growers have slammed the Migration Advisory Comitee’s labour report and said it has ‘missed the point’

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As 'no deal' Brexit looms, can Defra withstand the pressure? Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Nick Hughes

A devastating NAO report paints a picture of an overwhelmed Defra

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No-deal Brexit disastrous for developing world farmers

19 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Farmers were at risk of companies switching sourcing arrangements while preferential tariffs offered by the EU could come to an end, according to Fairtrade report


Shortage in EU migrant workers sparks delivery driver crisis Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF is to meet with the Freight Transport Association on Friday to discuss emergency contingency plans


Cutting red tape after Brexit could lead to food fraud

14 Sep 2018

The government has hinted it could waive food safety regulations in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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Retailers cannot prevent hard Brexit food shortages: Co-op Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Chef executive Steve Murrells called for urgent reassurances from the government

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Treasury voices doubts over DH promotions clampdown Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sources have revealed “serious tensions” between government bean counters and the Department of Health over the plans

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Food suppliers start stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Major food and drink companies have begun stockpiling supplies and exploring alternative manufacturing options in Europe

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Agriculture bill given cautious welcome

13 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The bill would deliver a ‘green Brexit’, said Michael Gove and ‘take back control for farmers’

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Agriculture Bill to 'liberate' UK food sector, claims Gove

12 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The new Bill will be published later today and would allow the UK to ‘take back control for farmers after almost 50 years

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Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme pilot gets go-ahead

06 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The two-year trial will see 2,500 non-EU workers into the UK for up to six months



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