At the Dairy UK annual dinner, Arla UK Managing Director called on the UK government to not lump the dairy sector with any further admin, whilst MP Alicia Kearns hinted at new regulations forthcoming. Here's our Editor's breakdown of the speeches.
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The news that the UK Government is set to better regulate contracts has been welcomed by bodies’ such as Diary UK and the NFU, as more formal pricing mechanisms were favoured by respondents.
Food products have only seen a three percent reduction in sugar levels, according to a report from Public Health England (PHE).
Farmers and dairy producers across the UK consulted on new, fairer conditions for their milk contracts.
The £1 million promotional campaign taps into the need for personal moments during lockdown – designed to highlight the role fresh milk and dairy plays in these challenging times.
Competition rules have been temporarily relaxed to allow the dairy industry to work together more during the coronavirus crisis.
This commitment builds on the achievements made by the UK dairy sector, and is said to reaffirm the sectors commitment to reporting sustainability both nationally and globally.
Ash Amirahmadi, vice-chair of Dairy UK, has called for the government to work with the dairy sector to rethink its proposed tariffs on cheese.
"Businesses need time to be able to implement and test any proposed Brexit agreement," says Dairy UK chairman.
The head of the association accused the writers of the report, which targets Defra as it prepares for Brexit, of "cherry picking" statistics.
As the UK Government announces a record year for food and drink exports, the nation's food network has come together to put pressure on Westminster to deliver a Brexit that provides a safe, secure and affordable supply of food.
Dairy UK has added to its list of environmental credentials by surpassing its targets by boosting water, primary energy and raw effluent efficiency.