Uk Food

Digitilisation gives consumers the ability to authenticate products

UK food sector is lagging behind on pack digitalisation

By Paul Gander

While the UK pharmaceuticals sector and US food and drink have seen the benefits of pack digitalisation, UK food and drink has so far dodged both regulatory and supply-chain pressures in this direction, technology provider Kezzler has claimed.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

The cost of official inspections will eventually fall on food businesses

FSA lays out plans for regulatory change

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out plans for a fundamental transformation in the way the UK food and drink industry is policed in a document released this week (July 19).

‘The biggest question facing UK food and drink is what direction of travel the government will disclose for Brexit’ : Rick Pendrous

Food and drink sector squares up to Brexit challenges

By Rick Pendrous

As 2017 opens, without doubt, we are entering unknown territory. The biggest question facing UK food and drink is what direction of travel the government will disclose for Brexit in advance of Article 50 being triggered, probably in March.

Greek crisis

Greek crisis

Greece on the brink: threats for food and drink firms

By Matt Incles

Greece is a risk to political and monetary union in Europe.  A Greek exit would be regarded as a failure of all EU Members States and highlight a critical weakness in the core philosophy of a European Union.  It would be disastrous for Greece and its...

Food manufacturers could be 'priced out of eurozone markets' by Grexit

What Greek ‘no’ vote means for food manufacturers

By Michael Stones

British food and drink manufacturers could find themselves “priced out of Eurozone markets” , after the Greek people voted decisively to reject an international bailout in Sunday’s referendum, sparking fears the country will quit not just the monetary...

British pigmeat exporters may soon benefit from expert local advice in Beijing

DEFRA interviews candidates for export role to China

By Rick Pendrous

UK food exporters could be a step closer to realising their goal of having a full-time agriculture expert appointed in Beijing to support exports to China, following news that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has begun interviewing...

Political parties will strive to outdo each other to appear the ‘consumers’ champion’ in advance of the 2015 general election, predicted leading industry figures

Politicians to focus on food industry in 2014

By Rick Pendrous

Consumers will continue to feel squeezed during 2014, despite signs the UK economy is at last starting to improve, and this will lead political parties to try to outdo each other in their attempts to appear the ‘consumers’ champion’ in advance of the...

UK food and drink firms may struggle to achieve similar emerging export success compared with Diageo

Diageo export success tough to follow for UK firms

By Dan Colombini

Smirnoff manufacturer Diageo’s recent export success will be a tough act to follow for UK firms, according to city analysts, after the drinks giant revealed that 40% of its sales now come from emerging markets.

Have you make a New Year's resolution for the food and drink manufacturing industry?

More New Year resolutions for food manufacturers

By Mike Stones

More help for small- to medium-sized enterprises, greater efforts to cut waste and the need to source local food all feature in our latest crop of New Year’s resolutions made by leading industry figures on behalf of the UK food and drink industry.

A winning cuppa? Christine Bense is in contention for the Food Manufacture Personality of the Year award. See article to cast your vote.

Food Manufacture Personality of the Year 2011

By Mike Stones

Wanted: An inspirational and charismatic winner for the 2011 Food Manufacture Personality of the Year award. We want you to help us find the individual who has done the most to raise the profile of UK food and drink manufacturing during the past year.

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