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Mash direct has secured a listing in Waitrose

Mash Direct secures Waitrose listing

By James Ridler

Ready meals and prepared vegetable supplier Mash Direct has secured a deal, for an undisclosed sum, to supply upmarket retailer Waitrose.

Lyons: Since the recall, food safety is now ‘the priority in decision making’

Swancote makes food safety priority

By Noli Dinkovski

The potato processing firm at the centre of a major product recall in 2015 has “radically changed its thinking” and now makes food safety “the priority in all of its decision-making”, according to the man appointed to oversee its transformation.

Greater collaboration between suppliers and retailers is needed, claimed Kirby

More collaboration with retailers needed, claims analyst

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers and suppliers need to create open, trusted and collaborative relationships with retailers to guarantee success in the fast moving consumer goods market, according to a consumer trends analyst.

DEFRA is to launch a review of farm inspections

DEFRA to launch review of farm inspections

By James Ridler

A comprehensive review of farm inspection is to be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as it aimed to scrap the red tape preventing farmers from focusing on issues such as animal welfare.

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.

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 the UK leaves the EU.

Dole generated revenue of £3.2bn in the 12 months to October 7

Total Produce buys 45% stake in Dole Food Company

By Michelle Perrett

Total Produce, the UK-based fresh produce company, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a 45% equity stake in banana and pineapple producer Dole Food Company for US$300M (£212.5M).

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