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NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in England has reiterated the importance of farming and food production when Great Britain leaves the EU.

Mutagenesis – or gene editing – can occur both naturally and artificially

Exempt gene editing from GMO rules

By Noli Dinkovski

Gene-edited crop production could be set to become more widespread after a leading EU lawyer claimed the technique should be exempt from genetic modification organism (GMO) rules.

Ultimate produced some Famous Grouse-branded puddings under licence

Ultimate Food Company placed into administration

By Michelle Perrett

The Ultimate Food Company, based in Kendal, which made puddings, including some under the Famous Grouse brand under licence, has gone into administration due to a “number of issues”.

The dairy sector of Midland’s portfolio already accounts for 30% of its sales

Distributor Midland Food Group bought by Granarolo

By Rod Addy

Distributor Midland Food Group has been bought by Italian firm Granarolo’s UK subsidiary for an undisclosed sum, in a deal designed to boost the latter’s UK chilled food business.

Princes is reviewing its business

Princes reveals business review

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink company Princes has confirmed it is conducting a review of its manufacturing business.

Nestlé said its sales growth was below its expectations

Nestlé reveals sales growth below expectations

By James Ridler

Nestlé’s weak sales at the end of the year meant growth was below expectations for the company in its full-year results for 2017, according to ceo Mark Schneider.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures Tesco listing

By James Ridler

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores nationwide, the company’s largest listing with a UK supermarket to date.

Unilever will pull advertising from Facebook and Google is they don't work to remove toxic online content

Unilever to drop advertising on toxic online platforms

By James Ridler

Marmite owner Unilever has threatened to pull advertising from online platforms such as Facebook and Google if they fail to protect children or create division in society and promote anger or hate.

MPs have called for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to be extended

Government defends plans to tackle obesity

By Noli Dinkovski

The government has defended its plans to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis after it came under fire from a Commons Health Select Committee for removing “several key areas” that could have made its childhood obesity plan more effective.

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