Fresh produce

Producers and retailers have taken great strides in reducing household food waste

Producers make progress toward limiting food waste

By James Ridler

Work to reduce food waste has seen significant progress, but more can still be done to limit the cost of wasted food to the UK, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

The food industry has responded to the governments consultation on a National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy: industry submissions

By James Ridler

The UK food and drink industry has called for the Government’s National Food Strategy to focus on the length and breadth of the industry and to uphold the high level of standards currently enjoyed in the UK.

Thanet Earth - one of Fresca Group's biggest businesses - grows vegetables such as tomatoes using hydroponics

Fresh produce supplier reveals mixed performance

By Rod Addy

Fresca Group has reported mixed results in its latest financial period as the name behind Thanet Earth and Manor Fresh invested in growth in banana provision, while the hot 2018 summer affected performance.

The Government's temporary tariff schedule has been described as 'dangerous' by the food and drink industry

Food industry critical of ‘dangerous’ tariff regime

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have voiced their concerns over the dangers posed by the UK Government’s tariff schedule that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The edible code can be used to tell consumers allergen information, ingredients and the point of origin for food products

Edible code reduces need for packaging

By James Ridler

A new edible, scannable code has been developed for food applications, reducing the need for packaging and allowing consumers to track products from farm to fork.

Major disruption is expected at the Irish border if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, warned experts

No-deal chaos to hit Irish border

By James Ridler

Severe disruption will hit food manufacturers in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal on 31 October, according to food policy experts.

The potential closure of Swancote Foods has put jobs at the potato processor at risk

Jobs risk at potato processor

By James Ridler

Jobs are at risk at potato processor Swancote Foods after it announced it has entered a 30-day consultation period with its employees regarding the potential closure of its sole site in Telford.

E Park and Sons has submitted plans to build a new factory and create jobs

Potato processor plans to create 15 jobs

By James Ridler

Potato processor E Park and Sons (EPS) is set to create 15 new jobs as part of plans to build a new factory at its headquarters in Macclesfield, Cheshire, subject to council approval.

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