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Do you understand the requirements of EU's Deforestation Regulation? Credit: Getty/catalby

Legal Brief

Five steps food producers must take ahead of the EUDR deadline

By Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley

In this month’s legal brief, Fieldfisher’s Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley provide an overview of what is required under the EUDR and their top five tips to prepare and protect your business.

UK food manufacturers see revenues drop in first quarter of 2024, whilst exports also take a hit. Credit: Getty/Suchat longthara

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Troubling revenue and export numbers for UK food producers

By Bethan Grylls

Industry analysis of 2024’s first quarter has revealed disappointing news for UK trade and manufacturing revenues, with numbers taking a big hit – but new opportunities to enhance existing trade deals may offer light at end of the tunnel.

Brew York has recalled cans of Juice Forsyth after some of the can exploded

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Exploding cans spark beer recall

By Gwen Ridler

Reports of exploding cans of beer have sparked the recall of a range of Indian pale ale (IPA) from drinks firm Brew York on a precautionary basis.

“The World Foods category is becoming strategically more important as the UK’s population becomes more diverse and the product ranges become open to a wider audience,

Long read

World Foods domination

By Bethan Grylls

The world cuisine market is becoming an important and lucrative market for the UK, growing by 7.7% in 2022.

Rod Addy explores how the UK election is impacting the food sector in his latest column.

News

We need to talk about … The next Government

By Rod Addy

Anyone who has seen governments come and go and has followed current affairs over the past few years will know the UK’s challenges will not magically disappear with a change at the top.

How Britain can become an exporting leader

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How Britain can become an exporting leader

By Bethan Grylls

Whilst the UK saw food and drink exports reaching record highs in 2022 at £24.8bn, we have since seen a 2% decline. In an exclusive online session on 26 June, Food Manufacture will be hearing from several experts on how the nation can reverse the trend...

2 Sisters has donated 1m meals during May 2024. Credit: 2 Sisters

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2 Sisters boss aims to donate 5m meals per year

By William Dodds

2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh Boparan is planning to donate 5m meals per year to food charity FareShare, working in tandem with customers and supply chain partners.

According to the IPCC, global warming of 1.5°C could reduce crop yields by up to 30% in some regions and expose an additional 250m people to food insecurity by 2050.  Credit: Getty/peepo

Short read

PepsiCo’s free tool to address climate impact on crops

By Bethan Grylls

The free to use, open-source platform allows users to identify specific climate risks across the globe, whilst providing mitigating actions farmers can take to lessen impact and improve yields in the future.

Christine Tacon is to step down as Red Tractor chair

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Tacon to step down as Red Tractor chair

By Gwen Ridler

Christine Tacon is to step down as Red Tractor chair to avoid a potential conflict of interest related to her recent appointment to the board of retailer The Co-op.

Glenrath Farms, The Happy Egg Co and Bumble Hole Foods respond to Animal Justice Project's recent investigation. Image: Getty

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Suppliers respond to egg industry investigation

By Gwen Ridler

Suppliers implicated in a recent undercover investigation that claimed to have found sick, dying and dead hens in RSPCA assured farms have hit out at the accusations levelled at their businesses.

Arla's Lockerbie site (pictured) has been promised £34 million's worth of a £300+ investment

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Arla to invest more than £300m into UK sites

By Bethan Grylls

On the day of the Farm to Fork Summit, the dairy giant has said it will be injecting money into four of its sites across the UK, in addition to its previously announced plans for its Taw Valley site.

Lidl stores in Wales will now be stocked with 'fully' Welsh milk

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Pembrokeshire Creamery secures supply deal with Lidl

By Gwen Ridler

Pembrokeshire Creamery has signed a deal with discount retailer Lidl to supply its Welsh stores with milk produced and bottled in Wales, supported by its new £20m bottling facility.

L-R: David Hearn, Tate & Lyle, chair; Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to Slovakia; Jan Sido, Tate & Lyle, project manager; and Igor Kovačovič, Tate & Lyle, Boleráz plant manager

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Tate & Lyle invests €25m to expand dietary fibre capacity

By Bethan Grylls

The ingredients company celebrated the expansion of its dietary fibre line at the facility in Boleráz with the British Ambassador to Slovakia, Nigel Baker, and Tate & Lyle chair, David Hearn among the guests.

Consumers turn to own-label products in the face of food inflation. Image: Getty, chabybucko

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Consumers increasingly turn to own-label products

By Gwen Ridler

Consumers are increasingly turning to own-label food products in the place of established brands as the sting of ongoing food inflation challenges continue to ravage people’s wallets.

FrieslandCampina's UK-based operational arm is poised for a strategic office relocation in London, Victoria

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FrieslandCampina relocates UK headquarters

By Bethan Grylls

After 30 years in the historical West Sussex town of Horsham, the diary giant’s UK arm will be moving its HQ to the hustle and bustle of London, Victoria.

A 'washout winter' has threatened UK food security. Image: Getty, ChuckSchugPhotography

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Extreme weather threatens UK food security

By Gwen Ridler

The price of bread, beer and biscuits are at risk of rising after a ‘washout winter’ ravaged key crops in the UK, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).

The Food Data Transparency Partnership has been tasked on untangling the challenges of data gathering and sharing. Credit: Getty/Yuji Sakai

Short read

The Food Data Transparency Partnership roadmap explained

By Bethan Grylls

After a year of engagement and discussion which sought to understand the gaps in the current and varied processes industry uses to gather and share environmental data, a Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP) paper has been published outlining the...

Mintec breaks down the latest changes in confectionery ingredients prices. Image: Getty, fcafotodigital

Exclusive report

Confectionery ingredients price report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, Mintec explores the changes in confectionery ingredients prices over the past year.

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