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Venomous spider strikes again, in Waitrose bananas

A Waitrose shopper got the shock of his life when he uncovered the world’s deadliest spider in a bunch of bananas just delivered by the upmarket supermarket chain.

A Brazilian Wandering Spider

Premier Foods delivers ‘awful’ stock performance

Premier Foods has delivered “a truly awful 2014 stock performance”, despite making solid restructuring progress, said City analyst Shore Capital, ahead of the firm’s third-quarter trading results, due for release later this week.

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Campaign to boost lamb consumption wins EU funding

A €7.7M (£6.17m) campaign to boost lamb production and consumption across six European countries has received the funding needed to go-ahead from the EU.

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Retailers deny blocking new campylobacter control

Retailers have denied failing to support a new treatment that could slash the incidence of campylobacter food poisoning because it could add to cost of poultry.

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Emerging zoonosis ups pressure on food industry

Another major microbial threat is set to put food businesses under more pressure, as scientists only just begin to ask questions about it, an expert has warned.

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Antimicrobial resistance: stop arguing and start working together

Doctors, vets and farmers should stop rowing about who is responsible for the spread of antimicrobial resistance and work together to beat the “apocalyptic threat” it poses.

Scottish food and drink a success in France

Scottish food and drink exports to France have grown in value by £21M over the past year to a whopping £703M, according to the Scottish government.

Report calls for supply chain industry to invest in R&D

The UK supply chain is threatened by under-investment in research and development (R&D) and firms must work more closely together to strengthen it, according to an industry report published today (October 20).

Young shoppers neglect freezers and boost waste

Young shoppers are reluctant freezer users, so contributing to the mountain of food waste produced each year by throwing food away needlessly, according to fresh research from grocery think tank IGD.


Ishida creates new jobs

Ishida creates 68 new jobs

Ishida has created 68 new jobs at its UK manufacturing base, after doubling sales of its weighing...

Amazon creates 1,000 new UK jobs

Amazon creates 1,000 jobs at UK distribution centres

Online retail giant Amazon is to create 1,000 new jobs at UK fulfilment centres, six months after...

Tesco’s decline is ‘quite staggering’: City analyst
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Tesco shows ‘staggering’ decline over recent years

Tesco’s decline over recent years has been “quite staggering”, according to City analyst Shore Capital, as its analysts...