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Oil price falls to cut food production costs

Food manufacturers will benefit from lower production and distribution costs as the tumbling price of oil drives down global food prices, according to a new report from multi-national banking group Rabobank.

Falling oil prices will cut food manufacturers' production and distribution costs: Rabobank
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PETA praises IKEA for vegan food offering

Animal rights campaigners have praised furniture store IKEA after it revealed it would launch a vegan Swedish meatball dish in April following a “swarm” of petitions.

Rare burger consumption forces FSA to revise advice

The growing trend for serving rare burgers in restaurants across the country has raised serious concerns by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) about the increased risk of food poisoning through minced beef patties that haven’t been cooked sufficiently to kill off dangerous pathogens they may contain.

First person to face jail over horsemeat scandal

The boss of Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse is the first person to face jail after admitting criminal charges connected to the horsemeat scandal.

Food job cuts outweigh creations

More jobs have been cut or put at risk by food and drink manufacturers in the UK over the past six months, this site can exclusively reveal.

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

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UKIP jelly babies under fire on Amazon

Sweet manufacturer Choc-Kits has come under fire for releasing a “fun” can of UKIP jelly babies on Amazon.

Food manufacturers welcome BPA advice

UK food and drink manufacturers have welcomed a recommendation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) poses no risk to human health.

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People on the move in the food and drink industry

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food...

Waitrose jobs boost to benefit manufacturing

Waitrose’s new 2,000 job plan to boost manufacturing

Waitrose’s plan to create 2,000 new jobs in stores and a new e-commerce grocery depot this year...

Top food industry concerns from business leaders
Business Leaders' Forum

Business Leaders’ Forum – in quotes

Obesity, skills and the changing retailer landscape were some of the key issues debated at last week’s...

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