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Extreme weather this year has sparked price increases across a number of food items

Food prices rocket after extreme weather

By James Ridler

Extreme weather this year – punctuated by the warmest summer in living memory and a harsh, wet winter – will see food prices soar, analysts at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) have claimed.

UKWA boss Peter Ward called for a change of legislation surrounding foods coming into the country

UKWA urges post-Brexit import inspection change

By James Ridler

The Government has been urged to adopt new legislation that allows foodstuffs entering the country to be inspected at inland premises, to ease the flow of goods into the country post-Brexit.

The Government's no-deal Brexit technical notices have been slammed by the food and drink industry

No-deal Brexit papers slammed by trade bodies

By James Ridler

The publication of technical notices to prepare the UK for a potential no-deal Brexit have been met with hostility by trade associations and unions, which have criticised the Government for presenting a “grisly prospect” that showed “utter contempt” for...

The meat industry is particularly reliant on migrant labour

Migrant labour system overhaul needed

By Aidan Fortune

The food and drink industry is at risk of a labour shortage if the current immigration system is not overhauled, a new report has found.

Th Clements approached Tong Engineering to install its new sprout line

Vegetable processor installs sprout sorting line

By James Ridler

Lincolnshire-based fresh vegetable processor TH Clements & Son has partnered with Tong Engineering to install a Brussels sprouts grading and sorting facility at its site in Boston.

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