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Antibiotic sales for use in food-producing animals dropped 10% in 12 months, says DEFRA

EU plans action on antibiotic resistance threat

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU is to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals with a three-pillared action-plan focusing on best practice, research and innovation, and promoting better farming standards globally.

The research into rice processing could help to tackle food waste and nutritional problems

Research aims to improve rice processing and reduce waste

By Rick Pendrous

Food waste during rice processing and poor nutrition in parts of the Indian population could be tackled, after Sheffield Hallam University was awarded £400,000 to undertake research to help support economic growth in rural communities.

Confectionery giant Ferrero’s new ceo Lapo Civiletti will commence his role in September

Nutella maker Ferrero appoints first non-family boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Confectionery manufacturer Ferrero Group, known for producing Nutella hazelnut spread and Kinder chocolate, has appointed its first non-family ceo as part of a management restructure.

Asia's fastest growing convenience market is Vietnam, according to IGD

Vietnam is the fastest-growing convenience market

By James Ridler

Asia’s fastest growing convenience market is Vietnam – which is set to achieve annual growth of 37.4% over the next four years – according to grocery think-tank IGD.

Fresh food and confectionery led last year's growth in the grocery market

Fresh food drives £3.7bn growth in groceries

By James Ridler

Fresh food saw the largest category growth in the grocery market last year, as consumers spent an extra £3.7bn on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), according to new research by Nielsen.

Young’s Seafood is targeting the lucrative US seafood market

Young’s Seafood targets US market

By Michael Stones

Young’s Seafood is planning a strong presence at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston next month – following news that the US is now the UK’s second largest export market and the largest outside Europe.

Any US-UK trade deal will come at a price

Any US-UK trade deal will come at a price

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s prospects of securing a trade deal with the US post-Brexit were one of the main items up for discussion (along with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) during Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting with President Donald Trump last month.

Nestlé are investigating fake food factories in China. Image from Beijing News

Nestlé investigating Chinese fake food factories

By James Ridler

Nestlé has joined Chinese authorities in investigating factories suspected of producing £12M worth of counterfeit food seasonings and sauces, including fake Nestlé products.

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