COVID-19

Confusion over Christmas has left producers unsure about the future of trade with Northern Ireland

Brexit chaos threatens NI trade and Scottish seafood

By James Ridler

Post-Brexit disruption over paperwork and procedure is hitting supplies to Northern Ireland as well as seafood exports, with the Scottish industry saying it faces a perfect storm that could cripple its international trade.

UK consumers have eaten more fruit and vegetables during the coronavirus pandemic. IMG: Rick Ligthelm

UK eating more fruit and veg during pandemic

By Jerome Smail

The UK increased its consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables by 33% and 31% respectively during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by EIT Food.

Empiricai's new system can detect violations to social distancing rules and if employees aren't wearing PPE

AI system tracks COVID-19 in food factories

By James Ridler

Identifying COVID-19 symptoms and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning were key topics in our exclusive interview with Salman Chaudhary, chief executive of AI systems developer Empiricai.

BFAWU members have voted to reject a proposed pay rise from  Greencore

Bakers union in Greencore Northampton pay dispute

By James Ridler

Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) at Greencore’s Northampton factory have rejected a ‘divisive’ pay rise, claiming staff there have not been recognised as key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Miles: 'It is time to refocus on how we can achieve a food system that maintains the robustness and resilience of the current system'

Food Standards Agency boss calls for collaboration

By James Ridler

Government and industry must collaborate more to create a food strategy fit for purpose and tackle the failings of the past, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.

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