Imports of lamb significantly increased in 2022, especially frozen product


Sheep meat imports saw substantial rise in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

The total import of fresh and frozen sheep meat into the UK saw a substantial rise of 17% to 64,800 tonnes in 2022, according to the latest Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Market Bulletin report.

Goodwill called for a greater commitment to high standards for goods coming into the UK from Australia

EFRA Committee calls for standards commitment: Australia FTA

By Gwen Ridler

The Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called on the new Government to commit to higher standards for UK food after its ‘disappointing’ response to recommendations for the Australian Free trade agreement (FTA).

The UK/New Zealand FTA would have little impact on food standards, TAC advised

Verdict in on New Zealand free trade agreement

By Gwen Ridler

The UK’s free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand is unlikely to impact standards but could increase workload on agencies that ensure imports comply with those standards, according to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC).

British beef exports to China worth millions of pounds move a step closer recently

British beef exports to China, worth millions, move closer

By Michael Stones

New British beef exports to China – potentially worth millions of pounds – moved a step closer recently, after Chinese officials visited Britain to judge levels of animal welfare and disease control measures.

Better berries with optical sorter

Better berries with optical sorter

A Tomra Primus-D optical belt sorter is providing accurate quality monitoring of blueberries at UK soft fruit grower S&A Produce, which has a packing operation at Marden, near Hereford.

Food exporters to the US could face much closer scrutiny after the Food Safety Modernization Act takes effect

US food importers face tougher rules after new act

By Kristin Eads and Linda Crow

The week after Barack Obama won an historic second term as US president, Kristin Eads and Linda Crow, legal specialists with international law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, explain how new legislation could mean tougher scrutiny for US food importers.