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Brexit impact

Food industry reacts to Brexit – in Tweets

The result is in and the Great British public has decided ­– we are to leave the EU, after more than 40 years membership. Here we report reaction to the...

Brexit debate

Unilever boss backs remain amid company logo row

The boss of Unilever is the latest senior food industry figure to speak up in favour of remaining in the EU, amid a spat over the use of the company’s...

Malnutrition rising warns Global Nutrition Report

Malnutrition is on the rise in every country in the world and is a leading global driver of disease, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report.

Brexit debate

Food sector 'better off in the EU': Liz Truss

Environment secretary Liz Truss has claimed the future success of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector hinged on it remaining a part of the EU, in a speech to...

‘Breakthrough’ global food waste standard to save industry millions

A new global food waste standard aimed at saving consumers and the food industry money, while alleviating pressure on natural resources, has been described as a “breakthrough” by its backers.

Trade associations monitor US plans to cut sodium

UK exporters are watching developments across the Atlantic closely, following the US publication of ambitious sodium targets for food manufacturers.

Food manufacturers get access to export buyers at summit

Food manufacturers will get the chance to meet some of the biggest export buyers at the international Food and Drink Summit in Liverpool this month. 

Sales fall 1.3% at R&R Ice Cream

R&R Ice Cream has posted a 1.3% drop in sales for the first quarter of 2016 as its acquisition of Nestlé’s South Africa business, fluctuating exchange rates, and tough European...

Extreme weather making crops more ‘toxic’

Food crops are protecting themselves from more extreme weather by generating toxins that are potentially harmful to humans and animals, a new United Nations report has claimed.

Skipjack tuna to be harvest controlled

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has taken the ground-breaking step of agreeing harvest control rules for skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean.

Manufacturers face ‘dark cloud of uncertainty’: CBI

The UK economy is predicted to grow more slowly than previously forecast over the next two years as global economic risks heighten, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)....

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sold for £935M

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has been bought for £935M ($1.3bn) by Kenco coffee owner JAB Holding.

£60M US export opportunity for UK beef and lamb

UK beef and lamb producers could gain access to the £60M US market after recent trade talks.

SHOW PREVIEW

Vitafoods Europe: nutrition show marks 20 years

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year's Vitafoods will be the biggest yet.

SHOW PREVIEW

Vitafoods Europe: products on show

Here’s our round-up of the latest products, trends and research to be unveiled at next month’s Vitafoods Europe.

Seafood Global Expo exhibitors exit after Brussels bombings

The Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global has revealed it has seen some exhibitors pull out of the event in the wake of the Brussels bombings.

US Healthy & Natural Show focuses on innovation

Food and drink products that are innovative, natural, organic and nutritional will take centre stage at the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show to at Chicago’s Navy Pier between May 5-7,...

Vodka maker Chase Distillery wins China deal

A Midlands distillery has secured a lucrative deal to export its products to China.

Nutrition projects to be revealed at Vitafoods

Results from four EU-funded nutrition projects, covering weight management, heart disease and healthy ageing, are to be revealed at this year’s Vitafoods Europe show.

Nestlé decision sparks sports sponsorship row

Food and drink manufacturing giant Nestlé has sparked controversy by ending its sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), after the organisation became mired in both corruption...

Soup-maker Campbell switches to GMO labelling

The world’s largest soup-maker has responded to calls for more food transparency by announcing it is to label the genetically modified organism (GMO) content on all of its US products....

Food manufacturers hail climate change deal

Food manufacturers have welcomed the recent deal on climate change agreed in Paris, with Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier describing it as “a major step forward”.

The Terminator says: ‘Eat less meat – or else’

Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator film star and former US politician, has recommended eating less meat and fewer dairy products to protect the world against climate change.

Greencore to open new US food plant and research centre

Chilled convenience and food-to-go firm Greencore plans to open a new manufacturing facility and innovation centre near Seattle next year, creating more than 50 jobs.

BRF plans chilled jv in eastern Europe

BRF, the world’s 10th largest food company accounting for 14% of all poultry traded on the planet, is considering a new chilled food joint venture (jv) in central or eastern...

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