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The EU Council's agreement to extend Brexit has had mixed responses from the food and drink industry

Industry response to EU exit extension

By James Ridler

The EU Council’s decision to allow the UK to delay its departure from the EU has been met with relief and scepticism by the food and drink industry.

Blakemore: 'We have to be more thoughtful in putting protein in front of consumers'

Compass boss: non-meat choices vital for future

By Rod Addy

Compass will increase non-meat options to enable its customers to offer more consumer choice, as trends such as veganism won’t recede, according to the foodservice supplier's chief executive Dominic Blakemore.

The price of onions and other crops has soared due to inclement weather in 2018 hitting crop yields

Food prices hit by commodity costs and weather

By Helen Gilbert

Retail food costs have jumped by their highest rate in more than five years, according to latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Nielsen Shop Price Index.

Nestlé’s new transport hub will create 20 new jobs

Jobs created at Nestlé transport hub

By James Ridler

Food giant Nestlé has opened a new transport hub in North Yorkshire to help manage the manufacturer’s cross-border transportation into Europe, creating 20 new jobs.

The FSA and FSS held a review of meat cutting plants and cold stores following a spate of non-compliance issues

Cutting plant review update pending

By Aidan Fortune

An update on the progress made on the recommendations set out in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) and Food Standards Scotland’s (FSS’) meat cutting plant and cold store review is expected imminently.

Warnings have been issued to Government over a lack of clarity surrounding Brexit

Meat industry issues Brexit warnings

By Aidan Fortune

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the Government to ensure that the population continues to have access to quality food once the UK leaves the EU.

Essex-based grower Angflor has been acquired by Florette owner Agrial Fresh Produce

Florette owner expands UK operations

By Aidan Fortune

Agrial Fresh Produce, owner of salad brand Florette, has made steps to ensure year-round production in the UK by acquiring Essex-based grower Angflor.

Some groups are pressing for MPs to take a no-deal Brexit off the table once and for all

Calls for Brexit delay after May’s defeat

By Rod Addy

Calls to extend the Brexit deadline have been issued by food industry groups after MPs voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement yesterday (12 March).

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