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A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

Greencore has set in motion its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit

Greencore plans for no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore is working with its customers to manage supply chain disruption in the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

A no-deal Brexit would disrupt the flow of food imports into the UK and raise prices, retailers have claimed

Retailers press Government to avoid no-deal Brexit

By Rod Addy

The bosses of grocery retailers including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and McDonald’s have voiced concerns about the “significant risks to maintaining the choice, quality and durability of food” posed by a no-deal Brexit.

Food and drink trends for 2019

Key food and drink trends for 2019

By Noli Dinkovski

From pegan diets to cannabidiol oil, we offer a snapshot of what 2019 holds for the UK food and drink industry.

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

Karia shared his plans to grow the Janke & Nayns' brand in the next three years. Left to right: Jake Karia, wife Neeyantee and brother Naynesh

Me & My Team

Street food brand shares growth plans

By Jake Karia

Managing director Jake Karia, wife Neeyantee and brother Naynesh have ambitious plans to grow their award-winning street food-style brand Jake & Nayns’.

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association wants to restore balance to contracts

Egg contracts under scrutiny

By Aidan Fortune

A “gross imbalance” in contracts between egg producers and packers has led to reform calls by the industry trade body.

The continuing Brexit debacle has led to representatives from the food industry to call for more time to agree a deal

Food industry demands more time for Brexit deal

By Aidan Fortune

The food industry has called for an extension to Britain’s impending exit from the EU following Parliament’s rejection of the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Concerns over food allergens have reached a new high following two Pret-linked fatalities

In depth: clean-label

The Pret effect takes hold

By Lynda Searby

With allergens increasingly in the spotlight, the Government is to review allergen labelling policy, leaving manufacturers under pressure to comply with more stringent legislation and meet the demands of an increasingly cautious public.

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