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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.

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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...

CONSUMER GOODS FORUM GLOBAL SUMMIT

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 FoodManufacture.co.uk.

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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.

Top 10 US functional food trends

The growing popularity of fortified and functional foods – in preference to nutritional supplements – was identified as the top of 10 US functional food trends, according to the Chicago-based Institute of...

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Australian trade mark for Scotch whisky a ‘major breakthrough’

Scotch whisky has been registered as a certified trade mark in Australia, marking a major breakthrough in the industry’s battle against the production of counterfeit goods, according to the Scotch...

Boost renewable energy sources: IPCC report

Carbon-intensive fuels should be ditched in preference for renewable energy sources, recommends a new report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Greencore pours millions into US frozen food-to-go

Greencore has invested millions of pounds in US frozen food-to-go manufacturing as it seeks to build on its success in the market.

Overseas sales spur BN biscuits firm UB's Nigeria deal

United Biscuits' (UB's) investment in Nigeria's A&P Foods has catapulted the business to its target for international sales to represent 20% of its business three years early....

Pig producers fear Winter Olympics threat

The Winter Olympics could threaten to Britain’s pig industry, warn the government and the National Pig Association (NPA).

‘Bring food production back to Britain’: David Cameron

British firms that have relocated production plants from overseas to the UK have been commended by Prime Minister David Cameron.

2014 will be an uncertain year for small firms

European food producers face an uncertain 2014, despite continuing macroeconomic improvements, according to agri-food consultancy Promar International.

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Flatulent cows’ blast reveals dairy farming perils

Flatulent cows sparked an explosion in a farm shed at Rasdorf in Germany, according to a report published by international news agency Reuters, indicating some of the risks inherent in dairy...

Business Leaders' Forum

Chinese food business acquisitions driven by food safety

Improving domestic food safety was one of the main motivations of the Chinese government in acquiring food manufacturing businesses around the world, a lawyer for Stephenson Harwood told the Food...

Income gap between rich and poor is biggest global risk

The income gap between rich and poor is seen as the biggest threat to the world over the coming decade, according to World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Global Risks 2014 report,...