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Aug
20

NGOs heap praise on food firms, but there’s criticism to come

Food companies are beginning to win over hyper-critical green NGOs thanks to their efforts to tackle climate change and improve animal welfare.
Aug
20

Flexitarianism is no fad, meat and dairy sector warned 17-Aug-2018 By David Burrows

Social media sites like Instagram have fuelled interest in veganism, according to a new report, but plant-based eating is not just a passing trend.
Aug
20

Glyphosate residue found in breakfast cereals by advocacy group

Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization, was found in 43 out of 45 samples of breakfast food products marketed to children made with conventionally grown oats, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group.
Aug
20

‘This solves a real headache’: Ulrick & Short addresses ‘troublesome’ processes with cold swelling starch

UK ingredients maker Ulrick & Short is extending its line of clean label starches with the addition of a cold swelling starch that the company says will offer a stability and thickening solution for manufacturers using “gentle factory processes”.
Aug
20

Weekly Roundup: BASF closes Bayer seeds buy, ADM strengthens oilseeds processing position

In a busy week on the commodity front, BASF closed the acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business, ADM reached an agreement to purchase certain assets of Brazil-based Algar Agro and IMCD reported positive results for the first half of 2018.
Aug
20

Revealed: The baked goods rated top food experiences

A host of British bakery products have been highlighted in a new book of top global food experiences. Published by Lonely Planet, the Ultimate Eatlist counts down the top 500 foods from around the world.
Aug
20

Danish Crown unveils new cost-cutting measures

Danish Crown has announced a series of initiatives to cut costs, including moving some departments to Poland.
Aug
20

Mandatory labelling schemes on the rise

More countries are moving towards mandatory nutrition labelling on food packaging, a new report has revealed.
Aug
17

‘It’s going to require openness and courage’: Nestlé, Unilever, Arla, Salling join Danish push to halve food waste

Seventeen leading Danish food makers, retailers and NGOs have united in a “ground breaking” partnership that aims to have food waste by 2030 through open collaboration.
Aug
17

‘The weak link is enforcement’: Study finds inflated health statements ‘rarely clamped down on’

Nutrition and health claims regulation is not adequately enforced, a new UK study concludes.
Aug
17

Heat means sweet: the UK fruits enjoying the sun

Niche fruit consumers can look forward to a sweeter harvest this year which could attract more shoppers
Aug
17

Sustainable beef pilot doubles volumes

Cargill’s Canadian beef sustainability pilot scheme has doubled its output in the past six months.
Aug
17

Constellation Brands invests US$4bn in cannabis industry, expands partnership with Canopy Growth

Corona beer maker, Constellation Brands and cannabis business, Canopy Growth Corporation, have announced a significant expansion of their partnership to position Canopy Growth as the global leader in cannabis production
Aug
17

Fish Dependency: Danish production only meets two-thirds of national demand

Denmark officially reached its annual “Fish Dependency Day,” yesterday (August 15), 30 days earlier than in 2017 and six months earlier than in 1990, according to a recently published report from the New Economics Foundation.
Aug
17

Retail contracts lead to 400 new Bernard Matthews jobs

Turkey processor Bernard Matthews is to create 400 new jobs at its Suffolk site following the securing of new retail contracts.
Aug
16

Cranswick Country Foods Norfolk Wins OSI Pork Supplier of the Year

In June Jim Brisby, Cranswick's Commercial Director and Nick Mitchell, Trading Director, attended the OSI Food Solutions conference in Dublin. OSI are a strategic partner for Cranswick, they produce the sausage patties that McDonalds sell in their breakfast range, as well as producing traditional beef burgers.
Aug
16

Hot, dry summer could curb EU sugar beet harvest

Scorching weather that parched farmland across northern Europe has also stressed sugar beet plants and could push yields in the European Union’s harvest well below last year’s bumper levels.
Aug
16

Rod Polkinghorne: Why beef cuts should get the chop

By 2040 beef should no longer be sold by individual cut, such as rump steak or round steak or tenderloin, but by meal outcome descriptions, says MSA pathways committee chair and meat eating quality pioneer Rod Polkinghorne.
Aug
16

New campaign drives millennials away from dairy alternatives

Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy have committed a further £1.2 million to their latest dairy campaign after positive results.
Aug
16

Holmes bakery secures first US export

Holmes Bakery in Northern Ireland has won its first business in the US. The bakery, based at Portadown in Co Armagh, is supplying a 12-strong range of biscuits.
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