Uk Food Industry

The pubs and brewing industry has urged the chancellor to help support the industry’s 900,000 jobs and £23bn contribution to the UK economy

Budget 2017

Budget: chancellor urged to protect ‘food industry bedrock’

By Mike Stones

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget should protect the “bedrock” of the UK food industry, says the National Farmers Union (NFU), while business leaders urged him to help the nation “grow its way out of austerity”.

Restricting disinfectant use could jeopardise hygiene in food production

Food safety update: biocides defy clean definition

By Paul Gander

Food industry disinfectants are battling a motley band of pathogens. But how do you maintain food hygiene while minimising biocide residues? Paul Gander asks whether legislation is helping or hindering this process.

The UK food industry ‘suffers by the absence of very strong championship from the government’, said the Greencore boss

Government ‘fails to back UK food’: Greencore boss

By Rick Pendrous

Government is failing to recognise the importance of food and drink manufacturing to the UK economy and is not providing the support it needs to grow both domestically and in export markets, Greencore boss Patrick Coveney has warned.

Kaarin Goodburn: determined not to compromise on biocides

EU biocide plans pose ‘food safety threat’

By Rick Pendrous

The UK food industry has launched a co-ordinated campaign to seek a change to the European Commission's (EC's) new Biocidal Products Regulation, which, as currently constituted, would limit the availability of effective cleaning chemicals and...

The UK food industry is waking up to the cost-cutting benefits offered by automation

UK food industry gets automated to cut costs

By Rod Addy

The UK food industry is switching on to the benefits of automation amid growing pressure to cut costs, according to engineering component specialist European Automation.

Rudge claimed the food industry is almost invisible to young people

Foodex 2014

Food industry is ‘almost invisible’ to students

By Michael Stones

The food industry is “almost invisible” to students, warns a young person taking part in the Food Manufacture Group’s Big Video Debate on skills, to take place on Tuesday (March 25) at the Foodex show near Birmingham.

Tesco has pledged that from July all chicken sold in its UK stores will be from British farms

Tesco ‘to bring meat home’ as farmers hail pivotal moment

The boss of Tesco Philip Clarke has promised to buy more British meat and to introduce more stringent testing procedures, as the National Farmers Union (NFU) warned the horsemeat scandal had brought the UK food industry to “a pivotal moment”.


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