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The UK's food self-sufficiency figures have remained at the same level for the past two years

NFU highlights UK self-sufficiency issue

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has urged the Government to protect UK food in the face of stagnating self-sufficiency.

Greencore is to scrap long life ready meals, as revealed in its Q3 results

Greencore to scrap long-life ready meal production

By James Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore aims to stop producing longer-life ready meals at its Kiveton factory in Sheffield, according to third-quarter results for 2018, which revealed modest sales and profit growth.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has linked cucumbers in prepared meals to a recent outbreak of salmonella

Salmonella outbreak linked to ready-to-eat cucumber

By James Ridler

A recent outbreak of salmonella in the UK and Europe that has made 147 people ill has been linked to ready-to-eat meals containing cucumber, according to European health officials.

An appeal has been made to help protect the Welsh red meat industry

Support for Welsh red meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

National Farmers Union (NFU) Cymru and the British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) have issued a joint call to the Welsh Government to ensure that domestic red meat production is fully recognised in the design of future agricultural policy.

Food industry news roundup

Food industry news roundup – photo gallery

By James Ridler

A new supply deal for a Yorkshire poultry-processor and US growth for Young’s Seafood feature in our roundup of bulletins in the food and drink industry, in this photo gallery.

The food industry has its say on safety concerns


Food Safety Survey 2018: the results

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink is being held to account by regulatory bodies and the public more than ever before. Are businesses taking food safety as seriously as everyone else?

New Campden BRI project

Campden BRI sets virus control project

By Aidan Fortune

Food industry consultant Campden BRI has set up a new club project to provide effective virus control measures for the sector.

National Farmers' Union president Minette Batters has urged Michael Gove to protect British food

Farmers tackle Gove over British food

By Aidan Fortune

The importance of British food to the economy, particularly as it gears up to leave the EU, has been stressed to the Secretary of State for Food and Environment Michael Gove.

Gastro Star has introduced a new fresh produce packaging line

Gastro Star introduces new Itech packaging line

By James Ridler

Switzerland-based vegetable processor Gastro Star has minimised product giveaway using fixed weight packs, thanks to a new packaging line installed by Ishida Europe and its Swiss distributor, Itech.

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