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Ditching chief scientific adviser role is ‘madness’

The EU has been slammed for ditching the role of chief scientific adviser to the president, with one informed source calling the decision “madness”.

Food firms should review supply chain for Ebola

Food manufacturers should review their entire supply chains to check if their ingredients originate from regions affected by the Ebola outbreak, according to food safety firm Qadex.

Sperm count reduced in vegetarians

Sperm count is significantly reduced in vegetarian and vegan men, a new study from the US has claimed.

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.

Tate & Lyle opens new Chinese facility

Tate and Lyle, which has a £3.1bn turnover, opened its latest polydextrose facility last month in China.

Quorn eyes European expansion

Quorn Foods has launched a European expansion drive in a bid to “significantly” increase its presence on the continent and boost last year’s record turnover of £141M.

‘Made in Britain’ labels command more cash abroad

Overseas consumers would pay more for food and drink products branded ‘Made in Britain’ than those labelled as being from England, Scotland or Wales, according to Barclays Corporate Banking.

Seven trends will drive US supermarkets: IFT

Meeting the needs of price-driven consumers is the top of seven key trends driving the changing landscape of US supermarkets, according to a report published by the Chicago-based Institute of...

Trioni gains access to £5bn export market

China’s £5bn organic export market has opened up to dairy producers after the Welsh organic dairy company Trioni achieved accreditation from the country.  

Global tastes for spicy foods are hotting up

The global taste for spicy foods is increasing, according to a consumer perception survey recently published by DSM.

Top 10 global dairy firms – in pictures

The world’s major dairy companies faced stagnant sales growth and a decline in billion dollar deals, making it tougher to overtake the competition, according to financial services group Rabobank.


First post-quota congress to be held in the UK

Dairy bosses will tackle the industry’s future, after European milk quotas are abolished, at a ground-breaking UK Dairy Congress next year, Dr Judith Bryans, Dairy UK’s ceo, has exclusively revealed....

UK home to some of world’s most pricey food

The UK is home to the world’s most expensive sandwich, salad, ham and loaf bread, according to a personal finance website.

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Putin gets taster to check food for poison

Russian president Vladimir Putin employs a personal food taster to ensure his meals are not poisoned and the Queen hates shellfish, according to the chefs that prepare their food.

IFT food show in New Orleans – captured in tweets

One of the world’s biggest food ingredients shows – the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual meeting and food expo – opened its doors in New Orleans last week (June...


Grocery industry faces upheaval – CGF Global Summit

The grocery industry faces massive change and top retailers and suppliers met at the 58th Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF’s) Global Summit in Paris to debate the issues and gain future...

European RSPO 2014

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in pictures and quotes

A heated panel debate over the reality of a consumer industry based on 100% sustainable palm oil broke out at the European Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil held in...

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Hackers holding Domino’s Pizza customer data to ransom

Hackers are holding the personal data of more than 600,000 Domino’s Pizza France and Belgium customers ransom for €30,000.

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Nearly 100 arrests in fake food and drink probe

International arrests linked to fake food and drink have now reached nearly 100, according to the latest figures released by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

D-Day celebrated in wartime food pictures

The British Nutrition Foundation has launched a series of postcards celebrating wartime food heroes to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, today (June 6).

Dairy UK opens its doors to the world

Global dairy manufacturers can join Dairy UK as associate members for the first time, chief executive Dr Judith Bryans has told

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Top 10 global retail brands: Amazon number one

Online retailer Amazon beat Wal-Mart to become number one global retail brand, according to data from Millward Brown Optimor, with Tesco in sixth place.

Crisis in Ukraine forces up world wheat prices

Political instability in the Ukraine has reinforced the UK’s need to increase its own food security and production, National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has warned.

Muntons meets malt demand with £10.5M Thai plant

High demand for malt extract in Asia has prompted Muntons Ingredients to partner a nutrition and lifestyle ingredients distributor in establishing production in Chonburi, Thailand, creating 30 jobs there.

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