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The Little Shot Shop kicked off the Plenish campaign, with the London pop-up on Portobello Road staffed exclusively by kids. Credit: Plenish

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British kids outsmart their elders on nutrition

By Bethan Grylls

A nationwide poll of more than 2,000 adults and 1,000 children has revealed a major knowledge gap when it comes to nutrition - with one UK drinks brand ready to plug the gap.

The food and drink sector has made notable strides in decarbonisation, but there's still a long way to go...Credit: Getty/ArtistGNDphotography

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The power of self-generating energy

By Bethan Grylls

Meet the expert panel ahead of our roundtable discussion on renewable, self-generated energy taking place online later this month.

The GCA is monitoring changes that Amazon is making to demonstrably comply with the 'Code'. Getty/akinbostanci

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Grocery suppliers call out Amazon

By Bethan Grylls

While fewer grocery suppliers are experiencing issues, according to the Grocery Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) 2024 survey, less than half believe Amazon is consistently complying with the ‘Code’ that governs best practices.

Emily Miles steps down as FSA lead

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FSA chief executive returns to Defra

By Bethan Grylls

Emily Miles has announced that she will be leaving her role at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) this September, as she departs for a position at Defra.

Footage from Animal Equality UK reportedly revealed instances of animal abuse at Cross Farm in Devon, a supplier to Tesco. Image: Getty

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Animal abuse claims spark legal challenge at Devon farm

By Gwen Ridler

Claims of animal abuse at Cross Farm have sparked legal action against the supplier, after undercover video footage reportedly filmed at its Devon site revealed scenes of piglets being crushed to death and bins full of ‘decaying corpses’.

Gilles Tisserand argues that F&B companies must accelerate action in water stewardship. Credit: Tetra Pak

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Why water? The shift towards water stewardship

By Gilles Tisserand

Gilles Tisserand, vice president for climate and biodiversity at Tetra Pak, explains why the food and drink industry needs to incorporate water stewardship action into day-to-day activities and plans for the future.

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2 Sisters seeks NPD manager

By Bethan Grylls

Among the job listings this month, 2 Sisters Food Group - Meal Solutions is on the lookout for a new product development manager, whilst PepsiCo seeks a manufacturing technician to join its Coventry site.

Meet the leadership expert behind 'The Talent Poole' column as he talks on the importance of finding yourself and leading with authenticity

The Talent Poole

Are you a genuine leader?

By Jon Poole

Jon Poole shares his own experiences and reflects on the views of some of his past guest leaders, as he explores what it means to be an authentic leader.

Asda publishes 2023 Brighter Living Report - here's the key takeaways

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96% of Asda’s own-brand packaging now recyclable

By Bethan Grylls

The UK supermarket’s latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlights strides made within the areas of packaging, carbon, community and employee wellbeing.

Coeliacs are paying more than a third more for their weekly shop, according to Coeliac UK.

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Coeliacs unable to afford gluten-free food, report claims

By Gwen Ridler

People suffering from coeliac disease are paying up to 35% more for their weekly food shop, with a growing number of consumers unable to find gluten-free products on shelves, according to Coeliac UK.

Improved cold chain logistics can play a key role in reducing food waste. Credit: Getty / sorn340

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Enhancing the cold chain to eliminate food waste

By Philip Simpson

Philip Simpson, managing director of ReFood, explores the role of effective cold chain logistics in reducing food waste, increasing food safety and creating a more sustainable food system.

Arla Melton Mowbray Creamery UK to close. Credit: Getty.PicturePartners

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Arla fails to find Melton Mowbray buyer

By Bethan Grylls

Following the announcement of a review into its Tuxford & Tebbutt site in January 2024, the dairy manufacturer has been forced to shut down production of the Leicester-based creamery.

Research uncovers hidden dangers in our seas. Credit: Getty/vuk8691

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Fibreglass found in oysters and mussels

By Bethan Grylls

In an alarming first, a study has found concerning levels of fibreglass particles have contaminated the food chain via natural bivalve populations.

Most foods are processed to some degree. Credit: Getty/Monty Rakusen

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UPFs linked to 10% higher death risk

By Bethan Grylls

A study of older adults who reported consuming higher amounts of ultra processed foods, as defined by the NOVA classification system, were found to have shorter lifespans.

'Absolute chaos’ in food security jeopardises food safety, warns leading food expert. Credit: Getty/Olekcii Mach

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Rogue traders spy UK opportunity

By Bethan Grylls

A series of threats to UK food security are converging to create “absolute chaos”, according to leading food scientist, as unscrupulous players seize opportunities in UK’s broken trade system.

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