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Allen: consumers want to buy more British produce

UK Cheddar mark ‘dupes consumers’

By Gary Scattergood

UK Cheddar manufacturers are being hampered by rules that “give the impression” foreign cheese is actually produced in Britain, claims the boss of Dairy Crest.

The northern Ireland food manufacturer has won a £1.2M contract to supply bacon to the Netherlands

Bacon manufacturer wins £1.2M export deal

By Mike Stones

Meat firm Kettyle Irish Foods has won a £1.2M contract to export bacon to Albert Heijn, a leading European food retailer based in the Netherlands.

It's hello Owen Paterson at DEFRA and goodbye Caroline Spelman

DEFRA gets a new boss

By Gary Scattergood

Owen Paterson, Conservative MP for Shropshire, has been appointed secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in Prime Minister David Cameron's first cabinet reshuffle.

Fat lot of good: Experts have claimed the introduction of a fat tax in the UK would not work.

Fat tax could ‘cripple’ UK manufacturers

By Dan Colombini

The introduction of a fat tax in the UK would be “very difficult for the industry to stomach” and could “cripple” some food and drink firms, experts have said.

Medina Dairy plans to close Tyneside site

Medina Dairy plans to close Tyneside site

By Ben Bouckley

97 jobs are at risk at Medina Dairy’s site in Tyneside, after the firm revealed last week that a 30-day consultation with staff had begun.

Fishing industry can angle for funds

Fishing industry can angle for funds

The English fishing industry has secured a £1.9m EU funding award that will be used to improve fish processing factories in Devon and North Shields, in addition to other schemes.

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