All news articles for October 2019

The two sides have been debating the legal text of a deal, but the agreement will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.

Food industry cautious on Brexit deal

By Dan Colombini

Food firms have welcomed an apparent deal between the Government and the EU, but experts and opposition MPs have warned that the industry’s worries are far from over at this early stage.

The Government has assured food manufacturers that there will be no shortage of supplies or drops in standards

Brexit preparedness report ‘utterly worthless’

By Dan Colombini

Sections of the food manufacturing industry have warned the Government that a no-deal Brexit will “destroy” many businesses, with experts slamming the recent Preparedness Campaign.

The popularity of chilled vegetarian options led to a healthy increase across the board

Healthy foods boost chilled food sales

By Dan Colombini

The Chilled Foods Association (CFA) has reported a continued rise in sales in the sector, with the surge in vegetarian and healthier options significantly boosting the upturn.

Committee members claimed more needed to be done by industry to address the decline in beef sales

Beef promotion urged as plant-based products gain ground

By Dan Colombini

Beef producers and the Government have agreed to unite to explore ways to increase awareness of the benefits of red meat amid fears competition from plant-based products is further damaging the already beleaguered industry.

Scotch beef has arrived on Japanese shores for the first time in more than 20 years

Scotch beef back in Japan after 20 years

By James Ridler

The first order of Scotch beef PGI (protected geographical indication) by Japan has arrived in the country, more than 20 years after it was banned.

GRH Food Company has been bought out of administration by Futura Food UK

GRH Food Company bought out of administration

By James Ridler

Welsh dairy processor GRH Food Company has been bought out of administration for an undisclosed sum, securing the future of dairy production in Snowdonia.

The AHDB has launched a new pork module under its Meat Education Programme

Pork training scheme launched by AHDB

By James Ridler

A new free education service to improve pork handling skills has been launched by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Reported food crime rates are at their highest for six years

FSA downplays rise in reported food crime

By Noli Dinkovski

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has played down the significance of a rise in reported food crimes after a Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed levels were at their highest since 2013 – the year of the horsemeat scandal.

Under the terms of the deal, Danish Crown will continue to supply Danish pork to Tulip Ltd under a long-term supply agreement

Pilgrim’s Pride completes Tulip acquisition

By Rod Addy

Tulip Ltd will operate as a business unit within the Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the company announced as it confirmed its acquisition of the UK meat processor from Danish Crown.

Holdsworth: ‘Analysing the marketplace allows brands to identify gaps for innovation’

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Succeeding at NPD: A question of understanding

By Ellie Woollven

Nielsen Brandbank and FoodMaestro have collaborated on a project designed to support and help food manufacturers succeed in a market where a high number of new product developers fail.

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