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Country Profile: United Kingdom – Issue 2 – 2018

Posted: 13 April 2018 | | No comments yet

In this edition Phil Britton looks at the current picture within the UK potato sector in terms of market share, product diversification and breeding developments and Nick Allen of the British Meat Processors Association looks at what manufacturers can do to protect themselves in the wake of high-profile product recalls.

United Kingdom Country Profile 2 2018
  • Potatoes: A lasting affair for the UK consumer
    Even in the face of competition from pasta and rice, the UK’s affection for the humble spud shows little signs of abating. Phil Britton assesses the current picture in terms of market share, product diversification and breeding developments.
  • Meat use-by dates: An exercise in both risk and crisis management
    Recent high-profile product recalls and withdrawals have shaken the confidence of retail buyers and consumers alike. To complicate matters, there has been considerable confusion when trying to distinguish between failures to follow guidance (which can be remedied) and serious, fraudulent or criminal activity. Nick Allen looks at what processors and manufacturers can do to protect themselves.

 

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