Meat & poultry

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.

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.

Finnebrogue’s current meat-free range includes vegan burgers Beet & Quinoa and Spicy Bean

Finnebrogue to open £3m meat-free factory

By Noli Dinkovski

A Northern Ireland bacon and sausage processor is to capitalise on the growing demand for non-meat alternatives by opening a £3m vegan and vegetarian factory.

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.

The UK imported more than £4bn of food from Ireland last year

UK imports £4bn of food from Ireland

By James Ridler

The UK imported more than £4bn-worth of food and drink products from Ireland last year, despite global volatility, extreme weather conditions and uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

Detection and inspection equipment is evolving to help with traceability as well as tracing contaminants

Equipment in-depth

Detection and inspection: a vision of the future

By Alyson Magee

The latest detection and inspection equipment can help manufacturers improve quality and traceability as well as reduce contamination and food waste, bringing cost savings too.

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