28-Feb-2014 - Britain’s biggest retailer is not doing enough to support UK farming by honouring its pledge to buy more British meat – particularly fresh beef, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).
24-Feb-2014 - Tesco’s new Trading Responsibly plan will improve both the way it works with suppliers and customer service, says Paul Wilkinson, chair of Thorntons and a member of the retail giant’s new independent supply chain advisory panel.
14-Feb-2014 - Extreme weather poses the biggest threat to securing UK food supplies, experts at an Environment Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee hearing claimed.
13-Feb-2014 - Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.
13-Feb-2014 - David Cameron’s £10M relief fund for flood-struck farmers will help avert the risk of disruption to food supplies, claimed the government, after widespread criticism it was not doing enough to safeguard food supplies.
13-Feb-2014 - Steve Adams is a sensation at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). A former electrical apprentice, he rose to become CCE group director of supply chain operations for Great Britain in April last year, following a four-year stint as operations director at the Sidcup site.
07-Feb-2014 - Progress on food waste reduction is flagging and the food and drink industry must “raise its game”, according to Dr Liz Goodwin, ceo of Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
07-Feb-2014 - A food waste crackdown is extending to 10 cities after a successful west London initiative, delegates heard at a Fresher for Longer conference in London held on February 5.
06-Feb-2014 - Relying on one large customer could be disastrous for small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs), according to Frecco Food and Beverage operations manager Paul Barney.
05-Feb-2014 - 2 Sisters Food Group faces repairs costing more than £500,000 after a freak tidal surge swamped poultry farms in Lincolnshire in December last year.
03-Feb-2014 - Consumers have not lost interest in eating meat, despite vegan organisations pushing a meat-free agenda, recent data has shown.
03-Feb-2014 - The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon aims to crack down on retailers charging suppliers hundreds of thousands of pounds for discrepancies on promotions going back up to six years.
03-Feb-2014 - United Biscuits will become the “Cadbury” or “Kellogg” of the snack world, after big investments in production and marketing, pledges the manufacturer’s boss Martin Glenn.
31-Jan-2014 - The skills gap in the food and drink manufacturing sector has not shrunk, despite the latest government statistics showing that UK unemployment overall has fallen.
30-Jan-2014 - Confusion about the route to sale of raw milk has forced the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to add clarity on where unpasteurised products can be sold.
29-Jan-2014 - A cheese manufacturer has been fined £8,000 for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle after falling from the forks of a forklift truck.
27-Jan-2014 - Karro Food Group has abandoned the voluntary Dead Weight Average Pig Price (DAPP) sample, dealing another major blow to the scheme following Cranswick’s shock withdrawal last week.
23-Jan-2014 - Cranswick’s decision to pull out of the Dead Weight Average Pig Price (DAPP) could mean complete “disarray” for pig prices, industry bosses have warned.
22-Jan-2014 - McDonald’s has stressed its commitment to sustainable beef supply standards and practices a year after the horsemeat affair began, claiming it aims to strengthen industry farming practices.
15-Jan-2014 - A horsemeat scandal is likely to happen again because food manufacturers are complacent about managing their supply chains and don’t have proper records, according to the boss of supply chain consultancy firm Achilles.
15-Jan-2014 - There should be a ban on the import and sale of horsemeat from North America into the EU, Humane Society International (HSI) has claimed on the first anniversary of the horsemeat scandal.
15-Jan-2014 - Few lessons have been learnt from the horsemeat crisis, claims new research commissioned by supply chain consultancy Achilles, as an influential committee of MPs urged retailers to buy more local food.
08-Jan-2014 - Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £1M expansion of its cold storage facilities, doubling capacity and enhancing environmental and technical efficiencies at its dedicated foodservice business unit Kara.
06-Jan-2014 - Arla Foods aims to strengthen sustainable supplies by adding 300M litres of owner milk to its supply chain this year and has almost doubled the number of its British farmer owners.
20-Dec-2013 - Producing an extra two to four billion litres of UK milk annually will be a “significant challenge”, but will yield great financial benefits for the UK economy.