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Food security and animal health under Brussels spotlight

The animal health industry’s role in securing sustainable world food supplies is the focus of a conference staged in Brussels next month by the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH)....

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Bakkavor sells remaining Italian pizza business

Bakkavor has sold the remainder of Italpizza, its Italian pizza manufacturing outfit to Dreamfood, following the initial sale of a 40% share in it last year.

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Russia good for non-EU exporters

Russia presents a significant opportunity for non-EU salt exporters, after the country banned Ukrainian imports earlier this year, which accounted for 24% of the market.

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UK job fears after Heinz and Kraft merger

The merger of food giants Heinz and Kraft Foods Group has sparked fears about UK jobs, according to Unite the Union.

Political turmoil shouldn’t stop food imports – Asda boss

Food firms should not halt imports from countries struggling with political turmoil, such as Palestine and Israel, according to an Asda board member.

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Scottish red meat to hit Swedish retail shelves

Scottish red meat will be stocked on retail shelves across Sweden as part of a new deal between the country’s leading grocer and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Oil price falls to cut food production costs

Food manufacturers will benefit from lower production and distribution costs as the tumbling price of oil drives down global food prices, according to a new report from multi-national banking group...

Merchant’s tale: Chaucer opens third plant

Chaucer Foods has launched its third plant in Oregon in the US, designed to process freeze-dried fruit and vegetable products.

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UK appoints first food councillor for China

Karen Morgan has been appointed as the UK’s first agriculture and food counsellor in China in a bid to increase growing food and drink exports to the country.

Haggis to tackle US obesity crisis

Haggis would help tackle America’s obesity crisis, but its import ban into the US must first be lifted, Members of Parliament were told in a House of Commons debate yesterday...

US trade talks ‘win-win’ for manufacturers

Trade talks to free up business between the EU and the US are a “win-win” opportunity for UK food and drink manufacturers and consumers, according to the Food and Drink...

Water shortage is biggest global threat

Shortage of water is the greatest risk facing the world in terms of its potential impact, according to the 'Global Risks 2015' report just published by the World Economic Forum...

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.

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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.