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Dairy crisis

Desperate dairy sector needs government support

The UK’s ‘desperate’ dairy sector needs more support from the British government, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond.

Arla Easter strike threat intensifies

Arla Foods’s milk deliveries to northern supermarkets could be disrupted over Easter, after the GMB and Unite the Union both warned a three-day strike was likely over the holiday.

Groceries Code Adjudicator has made industry more professional

The food and drink industry has become more professional since the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) was appointed a little over two years ago, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Culina to create 280 jobs at ambient food depot

Culina is to create 280 jobs at a new 26,000m2 ambient food and drink logistics facility at the National Import Centre at Port Salford.

Transport firm fined £0.5M for ‘horrific injuries’

A transport firm has been fined £500,000 for what the Health and Safety Authority (HSE) described as “horrific injuries”, after a worker was crushed between a lorry and its trailer....

Poultry industry fears bird flu export hit

Plunging exports have knocked the poultry industry’s confidence, with UK bird flu outbreaks likely to have contributed to the drop, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC).

Forensic accounting can track food fraud

Forensic accounting can track food fraud and must be a weapon in the arsenal of the UK Food Crime Unit, according to Lisa Jack, professor of accounting at the University...

Burton’s Biscuit’s US deal targets sales of £70M

Burton’s Biscuit Company is targeting almost £70M in sales through a new US distribution partnership with International Food Associates (IFA).

Dairy crisis

Eustice: dairy report pierces short term gloom

The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG’s) report, launched on March 3, “looks through short-term gloom to the long term potential” of the industry, MP George Eustice has claimed.

Beef code slammed by independent suppliers

Critics have slammed a new beef industry code of conduct, designed to make the supply chain more transparent, describing it as ineffective and nothing more than “gesture politics”.

Opinion

Online shopping is the new frontier for food

Could 2015 be the year when online food and drink shopping really takes off? While online sales have been growing rapidly, it’s been from a relatively low base.

Boost product life to cut 250,000t of food waste

Boosting product life by just one day could slash food waste in the grocery supply chain by as much as 250,000t, claims a report from the Waste & Resources Action...

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....

Fish factory fire hits landings and prices

Northbay Pelagic’s fish processing unit in Peterhead is likely to be out of action until the tail end of the herring season, hitting UK landings and probably reducing prices.

Manufacturers back calls to lift UK food output

Food and drink manufacturers have backed calls from the National Farmers Union (NFU) to boost food production, after research showed the nation’s self-sufficiency is due to fall.

Election 2015

Food to be highlighted ahead of election

A nationwide campaign to highlight the contribution of food and farming to British national life and the economy, ahead of the general election will be launched by the National Farmers...

Food firms sign up to voluntary cattle code of practice

Morrisons and 2 Sisters Food Group are among the firms signing up to a new voluntary processor code of practice for the purchase of cattle in a bid to enhance...

Dairy Crisis

Christmas milk sales down £22M

Milk sales plunged by £22M over Christmas, despite rising volumes sold in the period, reflecting competition among retailers to keep prices down, according to market analyst IRI.

DAIRY CRISIS

Dairy crisis summit tackles milk contracts

A dairy working group has been formed to tackle all aspects of milk contracts following the emergency roundtable convened on February 11 to address the industry’s woes.

DAIRY CRISIS

Emergency dairy meeting held

An emergency dairy industry roundtable was held between government and trade representatives on February 11.

Dairy UK launches industry election manifesto

Dairy UK has launched a manifesto setting out what the dairy industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare to fight the forthcoming general election in May.

Red Tractor boss rejects Welsh beef accreditation fears

Welsh beef farmers’ fears Red Tractor accreditation would “increase costs” throughout the supply chain without any return have been dismissed by David Clarke, boss of Assured Food Standards (AFS), which...

News in brief

Scotch whisky pumps £1.8bn into UK economy

The Scotch whisky industry pumps £1.8bn into the pockets of its suppliers annually, with 90% of that expenditure in the UK, according to a Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) report.

Müller cuts milk price to remain competitive

Müller UK & Ireland aims to cut its milk price from 24.15ppl by 1.75ppl from March 5, 2015 in a bid to remain competitive.

Slaughterhouse CCTV in focus after abuse claims

Claims that slaughtermen routinely abused sheep at a slaughterhouse run by Bowood Lamb, near Thirsk north Yorkshire are likely to highlight the role of CCTV in protecting animal welfare....