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The UK could benefit by up to £21bn through better data management

Better data quality would boost sales

By Rick Pendrous

Suppliers could increase sales by 1–3% by improving the quality of their product data, according to new research from barcode standards body GS1 UK.

Cranswick ceo Adam Couch has appealed for more transparency in food production

Cranswick urges more transparency in food production

By Aidan Fortune

Meat processor Cranswick has urged the entire food chain to become more transparent to restore public trust, predicting consumers would increasingly insist on accessing traceability information via smartphone.

Choking hazards and undeclared allergens sparked recalls this week

Choking hazard fears triggers food recall

By James Ridler

AKM Foods has recalled some Zaiqa International Mini Fruit Jelly products, after certain batches of the confectionery proved to be a choking hazard.

2 Sisters Food Group is growing its apprenticeship intake

2 Sisters to double apprenticeships

By Aidan Fortune

Meat and poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group is hoping to double the number of its apprenticeships through the launch of a new management course.

Retail moves towards cleaner labelling for sausages have been fuelled by growing demand for premium varieties

Negative press about sausages prompts supply chain scrutiny

By Alyson Magee

Provenance and a more handcrafted appearance are driving a growing premium sausage category, but with provenance has come a greater need for transparency throughout the supply chain, according to collagen casings firm Devro.

The impact of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy may have far reaching consequences

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Sugar tax fallout: is the industry ready?

By Aidan Fortune

With the Soft Drinks Industry Levy coming into effect today, manufacturers have been forced to either reformulate their products or face paying tax on drinks with a higher sugar content.

Will cheap global food imports be all the poor can afford to buy?

Government is ‘schizophrenic’ about food system post-Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

British diets could become far more polarised post-Brexit, with the rich enjoying more expensive local food produced to high production and welfare standards, and the poor relying on cheap, imported food made to much lower standards, a leading academic...

The Scottish government is to provide £50k of funding for food safety training

£50k funding for food hygiene training

By James Ridler

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is to provide £50,000 of funding to support 10,000 secondary school students in gaining food safety qualifications.

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