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Beef, carrots and salad crops among the foods that could see higher price tags attached. Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson

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5 foods affected by supply shocks

By Bethan Grylls

While inflation may be easing, the supply chain remains sensitive to shocks, with several food commodities likely to see continued shortages and higher prices than the years before the permacrisis era.

Burger King has been ordered to pull down ads for its products over fears they maybe reaching under-16s


Burger King ad slammed for advertising to children

By Gwen Ridler

Fast food chain Burger King has been ordered to pull a recent advertising campaign offline over fears it might be promoting foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) to children under the age of 16.

Food manufacturers are providing special treats this Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day new food product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wagyu sharing steaks to personalised iced Bakewell tarts, we round-up some of the latest Valentine’s Day product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

How do you define a sausage? Getty/Sigrid Gombert

Food Forensics

Unravelling the sausage conundrum

By Alison Johnson

In her first column of 2024, Food Forensics’ Alison Johnson looks at the legal intricacies of what makes a sausage a sausage.

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that looks like an animal product. Credit: Getty/ArtMarie


Time to ditch the plant-based copycats?

By Bethan Grylls

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that resembles their animal counterparts, finds research commissioned by law firm Browne Jacobson.

Members of the meat industry share their Christmas wishes Image: Getty, Dan Brownsword


Meat industry shares its Christmas wishes

By Gwen Ridler

With the new year rapidly approaching, we ask members of the meat processing industry to tell us their Christmas wishes and what new developments they’re hoping for the sector in 2024.

FSA issues warning over imported eggs from Poland after and outbreak of Salmonella. Image: Getty, Ralf Liebhold


Food industry welcomes imported egg warning

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the food manufacturing and food science community have welcomed recent warnings from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) against the consumption of imported eggs.

The growth of the animal protein sector is set to slow in 2024


Animal protein sector growth to slow in 2024

By Gwen Ridler

Growth in the animal protein sector is set to slow in 2024, tightening margins and forcing producers to adapt to a new status quo of higher prices and production costs to sustain success, warned food and agribank Rabobank.

HCCs chair Catherine Smith announced export success in Japan for the Welsh lamb industry


Welsh lamb celebrates Japanese export success

By Gwen Ridler

Producers of Welsh lamb are soon to benefit from a new deal landed by Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to supply meat to the Japanese food service industry.

Credit: Graham Wilkinson to join AHDB as new CEO. Credit: Getty/kokouu


AHDB gains new CEO

By Bethan Grylls

Graham Wilkinson has been announced as the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) new chief executive officer, with the current CEO Tim Rycroft stepping down this December.

Ole & Steen and Ivy Farm feature in our latest senior appointment round-up. Credit: Getty/Hispanolistic


Ivy Farm and Ole & Steen announce new recruits

By Bethan Grylls

While Ole & Steen is looking for a new group CEO, it has also announced the new appointment of Graham Hollingshead as its UK MD. Meanwhile, Dr Harsh Amin has joined cultivated meat start-up Ivy Farm as its chief scientific officer.

UK sheep sales are strong, but inflationary pressures and Australian imports threaten the market. Image: Getty, tracielouise


UK sheep meat strong but challenges still remain

By Gwen Ridler

Rising sheep export tonnages and lamb domestic consumer sales paint a positive picture of the UK meat industry, but challenges and inflationary pressures continue to impact on the UK sheep sector in 2023.

Ben Lee, MD at Soanes Poultry

Me & My Team

From farm to factory: Inside Soanes Poultry

By Ben Lee

Soanes Poultry’s managing director Ben Lee covers how he came into the food sector and the importance of animal welfare at the Yorkshire chicken producer.

Avara is ahead of its SBTi targets. Credit: Getty/Richard Drury


Avara reduces scope emissions by 47%

By Bethan Grylls

Avara Foods’ 2023 Our Planet report has been published and shows strong progress across its environmental agenda, as its scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions see reductions tracking far ahead of its SBTi targets.

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