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Brexit Debate

2 Sisters’ boss Ranjit Boparan warns against Brexit

2 Sisters Food Group founder Ranjit Singh Boparan has claimed a vote to leave the EU – Brexit – could spell disaster for the UK food industry.

Boparan warns a Brexit would ‘decimate’ the British food industry

‘Nothing being done’ to prevent another Calais crisis

Nothing is being done to protect UK food and drink firms from damage caused by another Calais crisis, according to the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA).

Coca-Cola Enterprises ploughs £14M into Morpeth factory

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has opened a new water-processing and bottling line at its Morpeth site, in Northumberland, following a £14M spend.

Hilton Food’s turnover to rise in 2016, say analysts

Hilton Food Group’s 2016 turnover is forecast to rise, according to leading financial analyst Shore Capital.

Campylobacter rates in chickens continue to fall

Campylobacter rates in fresh chickens are continuing to fall due to the number of retailers removing neck skin.

Pressure mounts for mandatory fat, salt and sugar targets

Government is coming under increasing pressure to set targets for the fat, salt and sugar content of food and drink in advance of the publication of its childhood obesity strategy, which is expected later this summer.

Tesco launches vegetarian bbq range

Tesco is capitalising on the growing vegetarian trend by launching, what it claims are, the UK’s first ever cauliflower and mushroom barbecue (bbq) steaks.

Food leaders need to ‘up game’ over human rights supply chain

Leaders in the food manufacturing sector need to “up their game” over their commitment to human rights, a legal expert has claimed.

Tate & Lyle boosts profits – but sales remain flat

Ingredients maker Tate & Lyle has boosted profits after major restructuring in the wake of a difficult 2015, but sales remain flat.

Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62M takeover bid

Monsanto, the international agriculture and seeds company, said it was still open to “constructive conversations” after rejecting an offer from German chemicals company Bayer, which would have reportedly created the world’s biggest agriculture supplier.

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