Supply Chain

New SAMW president Andy McGowan has called for more support for the red meat industry in Scotland

New SAMW president urges Government support

By Aidan Fortune

The new president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Andy McGowan has called on the Government to provide more support to the red meat industry, especially as Brexit confusion continues.

New blockchain-based traceability service could build trust in the beef supply chain

Blockchain service for beef products launched

By Rick Pendrous

A blockchain-based traceability service is being launched by auditing specialist NSF International, which aims to improve operational efficiency and cut costs for farmers while improving consumers’ trust in the supply chain.

Businesses' Brexit concerns involve stock, customs administration and training to equip staff for the UK's exit from the EU

‘Shout louder about Brexit’ urges supply chain body

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms need to shout louder about how they are affected by Brexit-related issues to make their voice heard alongside other industries, the boss of a key supply chain consultancy has claimed.

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.

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