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Shore Capital's Clive Black has criticised politicians for Brexit uncertainty

UK an ‘embarrassment’ for lack of Brexit agreement

By James Ridler

The Government’s inability to reassure UK food producers on the future of the industry post-Brexit has made the country an international embarrassment, Shore Capital head of research Clive Black has claimed.

The Government has appointed Ben Elliot to the position of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Food Waste Champion appointed

By Aidan Fortune

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed Ben Elliot to the newly-created role of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Meet the food manufacture apprentice

Meet the apprentice: Thanet Earth

By James Ridler

Kent-based vegetable grower Thanet Earth has discovered real value in its apprenticeship programme, in association with training provider Remit.

The food and drink industry reacts to the Government's Resources and Waste strategy

Industry responds to Government’s waste strategy

By James Ridler

The Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy, which will see food manufacturers forced to pay recycling costs for their packaging, has had a mixed reception from the food and drink industry.

Of the 568 samples of lettuce examined, 30 were shown to be norovirus-positive

Deadly norovirus found in one-in-20 lettuces

By Noli Dinkovski

More than one-in-20 lettuces sold in the UK are contaminated with the potentially deadly bug norovirus, a major study funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.

Noble Foods has been given permission to extend its Happy Egg site in Lincoln

News in brief

Egg factory extension approved

By James Ridler

Gü Puds and Happy Egg owner Noble Foods has won planning permission to extend its factory in Lincolnshire.

Greencore believes there are more opportunities to be had in food to go and snacking

Greencore to maintain focus on food-to-go

By Aidan Fortune

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore is to continue its focus on the food-to-go sector following an “eventful year” for the business.

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