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Apr
26

Albert Heijn Named Most Sustainable Dutch Supermarket Chain

Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has been named the most sustainable supermarket chain in the Netherlands, according to a new study.
Apr
26

Food firms are ‘prime target’ for cyber attack

The food and drink supply chain is a prime target for cyber-security attacks, according to Schneider Electric product marketing director Brian Courchesne.
Apr
26

SAMW optimistic for post-Brexit meat sector export market

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has stated that there is “more to gain than to lose” in post-Brexit negotiations.
Apr
26

Meat substitutes market to grow

A recent market report issued by Visiongain sets a value of $4.3 bn. for the global market of meat substitutes but the figure is expected to grow at $5.8 bn. in the next four years, at a CAGR of 7.7%.
Apr
26

Price cattle prices continue to creep up

During the week ending 21 April, the GB all prime average cattle price gained just over 0.9p, to 362.5p/kg. Currently the measure is standing almost 15p above year earlier levels, with industry reports suggesting demand may just be ahead of supply.
Apr
26

Concerns raised about Red Tractor Assurance poultry standards

Broiler farmers have expressed concerns about Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) plans to have windows in poultry houses which equate to a minimum of 3% in floor areas.
Apr
26

Diplomacy on the menu: How food can shape politics

From caviar chosen in bad taste to presidents throwing up, food has over the years played a considerable part in diplomatic get-togethers.
Apr
25

Red meat sector demands clarity on Brexit

The timescales involved in planning the livestock production cycle and future investment in the meat processing sector demanded nothing less than immediate clarity, Frank Clark told the association’s annual conference in Glasgow.
Apr
25

Thought for food: How digital is changing the food supply chain

Those three words can often strike fear into manufacturers and other businesses. But sometimes regulation is necessary to ensure the quality and safety of certain products.
Apr
25

What's on the label? France bans meat terminology on veggie alternatives

France has, this week, introduced a ban against using terminology relating to animal-based foods to describe their plant-based alternatives
Apr
25

Parliament launches review of marine sustainability

The UK Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the sustainability of our seas and the reliability of the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC’s) certification schemes for ensuring fisheries are sustainable.
Apr
25

HKScan launches pork exports to China

Finnish processor HKScan has launched pork exports to China from its Forssa production unit.
Apr
25

Could New 'Superfood' Plant-Based Pork Save Millions Of Pigs Every Year?

A plant-based vegan pork alternative will launch in Hong Kong this Summer. Omnipork (known as 'new pork' in Chinese) is the brainchild of David Yeung - the founder of Green Common, a veggie grocery store and dining chain in Hong Kong.
Apr
25

Co-op’s £143m takeover of Nisa approved by CMA

The competition and markets authority (CMA) has officially approved Co-op’s takeover of convenience store chain Nisa.
Apr
24

UK supermarket Iceland partners with JD.com to launch flagship store in China

Supermarket chain Iceland is set to launch in China with an online flagship store in partnership with China’s largest retailer JD.com.
Apr
24

Ministers urged to ban fast food outlets from opening near schools

Fast food outlets should be banned from opening within 400 metres of schools in England, according to leading child doctors.
Apr
24

Sainsbury's accused of breaking pledge on chicken welfare

Sainsbury’s has been accused of breaking promises on improving welfare conditions for chickens after it handed back a good practice award.
Apr
24

Prepared foods are hot, but inefficiency could cool the trend

Pre-cooked rotisserie chicken sure is convenient for consumers, and so is buying cranberry quinoa salad by the pound.
Apr
24

Why pork giants Brasil Foods and JBS are in bad weather

JBS and Brasil Foods, the 2 biggest Brazilian companies in the pig sector, have not been performing overly well in recent years. What has been going wrong here?
Apr
24

Rabobank results: pork industry set for global challenges

The US trade dispute with China has been flagged as one of the main challenges that the pork industry is set to face in the coming months, according to the Rabobank Q2 Pork Quarterly results.
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