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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.

RSPCA awarded grant to grow China animal welfare standards

RSPCA awarded grant to grow China animal welfare standards

By Aaron McDonald

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has received a bursary from the US foundation, the Open Philanthropy Project, to support its long-term work in China to improve animal welfare standards.

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.

Concerns raised over alleged job losses at Dunbia plant

Concerns raised over alleged job losses at Dunbia plant

By Aaron McDonald

Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, has written to Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, over allegations that up to 10 jobs have been lost at Dunbia's abattoir in Llanybydder.

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.

Halal meat suppliers gain export boost

Halal meat suppliers gain export boost

By Rod Addy

Halal meat firms can now access groundbreaking newly-endorsed UK-based certification enabling them to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once the country closes its borders to non-certified halal products later this year.

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