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Food and drink exports continued to grow in the first half of the year

UK food and drink exports continue to rise

By Mike Stones

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports have continued to grow this year, rising to £5.9bn in the first six months of the year – an increase of 2.2% compared with the same period of 2011, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Policing FSA halal guidelines could open up a £1bn export market for British meat, one expert has claimed

UK ‘missing out on £1bn halal opportunity’

By John Wood

The UK meat industry is missing out on a £1bn export opportunity in the Middle East because it has failed to adopt Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines on halal, an expert has warned.

Chocolate hungry consumers have prompted Highland Chocolatier to invest £200,000 in quadrupling the size of its production area

Highland Chocolatier takes high road to success

By Rod Addy

Chocolate manufacturer Highland Chocolatier is investing £200,000 in quadrupling the size of its production area in a bid to expand capacity to meet rapidly rising demand.

Rick Pendrous, editor Food Manufacture

We can’t go back to the future

By Rick Pendrous

We live in uncertain times. I am sure I’m not alone in being concerned by recent global events that are the backdrop to other worries closer to home, such as the fragile state of our economy and the impact of swingeing public sector cuts.

New appointment at Dawn Foods

New appointment at Dawn Foods

Sweet bakery specialist Dawn Foods has appointed a new management accountant.Emma von Landkammer, who was previously working in the Middle East as...


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