All news articles for February 2018

DEFRA is to launch a review of farm inspections

DEFRA to launch review of farm inspections

By James Ridler

A comprehensive review of farm inspection is to be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as it aimed to scrap the red tape preventing farmers from focusing on issues such as animal welfare.

Meadow Foods makes dairy products such as butter for food manufacturers

Roil acquisition for Meadow Foods

By Rod Addy

Dairy group Meadow Foods has acquired edible oils business Roil Foods for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand its dairy products portfolio.

A trade mission to India hope to boost UK food and drink exports

India trade mission targets £500bn export market

By James Ridler

A group of 12 manufacturers embarked on a trade mission to India last month, in a bid to secure exports to the country’s food and drink sector, forecast to grow to £500bn by 2020.

A team from University of Reading scooped the silver prize in 2017

Food science and tech awards Ecotrophelia launched

By Rod Addy

The quest for trailblazing food science and technology students is underway, with the launch of the annual Ecotrophelia awards, backed by food and drink research and services organisation Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science & Technology...

Mutagenesis – or gene editing – can occur both naturally and artificially

Exempt gene editing from GMO rules

By Noli Dinkovski

Gene-edited crop production could be set to become more widespread after a leading EU lawyer claimed the technique should be exempt from genetic modification organism (GMO) rules.

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in England has reiterated the importance of farming and food production when the UK leaves the EU.

Ahye: ‘We should be encouraging companies to change’

More incentives needed for healthy food reformulation

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry wasn’t taking the sugar agenda “seriously enough” and should be given more incentives to innovate if the reformulation challenge was to be met, the founder of a free-from vegan-friendly dessert company has claimed.

KFC restaurants throughout the country have been closed due to supply issues

GMB blames KFC for chicken shortage fiasco

By Aidan Fortune

Workers’ union GMB has slammed fast food chain KFC over its decision to switch distributor, which led to the temporary closure of shops around the country.

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