Brexit

The Trade & Agriculture Commission's recommendations are intended to boost the UK food sector's competitiveness. Credit: robertmandel

Trade & Agriculture Commission: 'we are at a crossroads'

By Rod Addy

The UK Government must maintain high food standards for imports, rewarding countries who meet them with zero tariffs, and meet consumers' ethical expectations, the newly formed Trade & Agriculture Commission (TAC) claims.

Tensions still remains between the UK and the EU, with the Brexit trade deal offering little in the way of relief for struggling exporters

Deal with EU offers ‘little relief’ to exporters

By James Ridler

British Meat Processors Association trade policy adviser Peter Hardwick claims the UK’s Brexit deal offers little relief for exporters to the EU from the burden of Britain becoming a third country.

Sanderson: 'Transforming transparency into genuine traceability'

Food safety opinion

Innovation and creativity love crises and constraints

By Rick Sanderson

“Crises present us with unique conditions that allow innovators to think and move more freely to create rapid, impactful change,” as Larry Clark, managing director, Global Learning Solutions, Harvard Business Publishing once said.

Ewing: 'The taskforce must not be a talking shop, it needs to provide urgent solutions.'

Scotland taskforce urged to protect seafood industry

By James Ridler

The Scottish government’s newly established seafood task force needs to take decisive action to save the industry from ‘relentless bureaucracy’ and protect jobs, urged Scotland’s fisheries minister.

Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs worldwide

Heineken cuts hit UK jobs

By James Ridler

Heineken is to slash jobs across its UK operations, as part of a larger worldwide job cuts in the wake of COVID-19 disruption.

UK meat firms could move operations to the EU if export troubles continue

Meat processors trade in EU to bypass Brexit export woes

By James Ridler

UK meat businesses are considering setting up an EU base to bypass export problems, as meat processors continue to struggle to ship product to the continent, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) claims.

UK exports of meat and seafood have been dogged by delays; Credit: iStock Fevsiie Ryman

MPs press Eustice on Brexit meat and seafood delays

By Rod Addy

MPs have pressed food and farming minister George Eustice for details on Government aid for meat and seafood firms hit by Brexit-related border delays and launched an urgent inquiry into their impact.

Brexit-related red tape is holding up food supplies at borders. Pic: Getty Images

Brexit red tape leads to food waste worries

By Jerome Smail

Concerns over food waste have been raised within the meat and seafood industries following border delays as a result of the new UK customs system.

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