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Jun
20

Breaking news: CO2 supply crisis hits Europe

In what has been described as the “worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide (CO2) business in decades”, many consumers of CO2 - especially the carbonated drinks producers - are desperate for supplies of the product.
Jun
20

One year later, has Amazon become the grocery disruptor everyone feared?

One year after acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Amazon has yet to become the disruptive force many grocery companies have feared, according industry observers.
Jun
20

Which? calls on government to fix food labelling 'chaos'

It is not easy to eat healthily, but doing so is being made even harder by "misleading" food labels, according to Which?.
Jun
20

Campylobacter reduction on track

Major retailers have published their January to March 2018 campylobacter results for fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens.
Jun
20

Fertiliser prices on the rise

In an unusual occurrence for this time of the year, fertiliser prices are on the rise. The climb is also substantial at €15-20/t in some cases.
Jun
20

Aussie dollar sinks to 12-month low

The Australian dollar has continued its sharp decline over the past week, falling to as low as US73.5c during trading yesterday, before closing at US74.05c.
Jun
20

Aus beef feels global protein upheavals: JBS

Chinese tariffs on American pork, a massive cow cull in New Zealand and a three-week trucking strike in Brazil may seem to have little relevance to beef cattle producers in Australia.
Jun
19

Russian consumers overpay billions due to food embargo

The food embargo costs Russian consumers nearly Rub325 billion ($5.1 billion) per year, due to citizens having to buy the more expensive products of the Russian-origin.
Jun
19

Iceland sales increase to more than £3 billion

Despite supply chain problems, Iceland sales have risen 8%. The grocer, which specialises in frozen foods, has also seen an increase in like-for-like sales by 2.3% in the 53 weeks to the end of March this year.
Jun
19

More Irish beef plants get China access

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., announced that a further 3 Irish beef plants and 1 pigmeat plant have now been approved by the Chinese authorities and listed by CNCA, the Chinese Certification and Accreditation Agency, which is part of the recently established Chinese Agency, the State Market Regulatory Administration.
Jun
19

High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant

The world is likely to face food shortages within 20 years if pesticides and genetically modified crops are shunned, according to the head of the world’s biggest pesticide manufacturer.
Jun
19

Increased pork supplies expected to result in price discounts in fourth quarter

A 25 percent duty imposed by China on US pork and a 10 percent duty imposed by Mexico that will rise to 20 percent in July, has created considerable uncertainty heading toward the fourth quarter when US pork production is expected to be about five percent higher than one year ago.
Jun
19

Morrisons has upper hand in chicken bug war

Morrisons has the upper hand in the war against campylobacter, with none of its shop-bought chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination of the food poisoning pathogen in latest quarterly figures.
Jun
19

Dairy exports to be subject of Parliamentary inquiry

Food and drink manufacturers are being asked to submit evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry on the future of dairy exports.
Jun
18

Positive growth for Tesco

Tesco UK and Republic of Ireland sales are up 3.5% as growth plans are on track. Tesco’s UK like-for-like sales were up 2.1% as performance improved through the quarter (after taking the timing of Easter into account), recovering from the impact of adverse weather conditions experienced in March.
Jun
18

Deadweight lamb prices in NI remain ahead of 2017 levels

Last week lamb throughput in local plants totalled 6,005 head, a 16 per cent decrease from the 7,111 lambs killed during the previous week and well behind the 8,766 lambs killed in the corresponding week in 2017.
Jun
18

AHDB - Cattle & Sheep Weekly

During the week ending 9 June, the GB all-prime average cattle price continued to gain strength (+1p), reaching 368.92p/kg. The measure remains above both year earlier levels and the five year average for this time of year, by 10p and 21p respectively.
Jun
18

Pig Commentary by Peter Crichton

Although demand for GB pig meat continues to be well maintained, this is not the case in Europe and poor demand has hit prices hard. The latest German pig producer price has fallen by 3 Cents and now stands at 1.44 EUR equivalent to
Jun
18

Kerry increases its base price for May milk

Kerry Group has increased its base price for May milk supplies it announced on 15/06/2018. A spokesman confirmed that it would increase its base price for May milk supplies by 1c/L to 31c/L including VAT.
Jun
18

ABP turns ‘100% green’

ABP Food Group has announced that it has converted to green electricity at 100% of its UK beef and lamb processing sites. The energy sourcing has been underpinned by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin scheme.
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