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Why block chain might be the answer to tackling food fraud

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  14 March 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

What role might technologies such as block chain play in ensuring food safety and tackling food fraud? How might the food industry utilise new tech to reassure consumers that it can be trusted?

UK Budget 2017: Gov must do more to reassure food manufacturers says FDF

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  New Food

FDF calls on the UK Chancellor to help offset challenges with concrete measures to support food and drink exports and to support R&D investment…

Medina Dairy announces £3.5 million investment programme

Industry news  •  6 March 2017  •  New Food

Medina Dairy has started a major £3.5 million development programme to further upgrade its Watson’s Dairy in Hampshire, UK…

Happy St David’s Day: Introducing the FDF’s new Welsh identity

Industry news  •  1 March 2017  •  New Food

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is proud to announce this St. David’s Day that it is unveiling a new identity in Wales as FDF Cymru…

British agriculture’s bust-up with Brexit

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  27 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Why is British agriculture challenged by Brexit? Why were the EU’s CAP subsidies considered unfair for British farmers? How can the industry tackle this?

Professor Chris Elliott calls for new approach to food at City Food Lecture 2017

Industry news  •  22 February 2017  •  New Food

The need for a new approach to food production and an urgent need for people to reconnect with food, were the key themes of The City Food Lecture 2017…

Bellfield Brewery, UK’s first dedicated gluten-free micro brewery is only getting bigger

Industry news  •  22 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

The UK’s first dedicated gluten-free micro brewery, has launched a funding drive to raise £500,000 to support its rapid expansion…

Brexit fails to dampen mood as UK food and beverage exports break £20bn

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  21 February 2017  •  New Food

Total exports of food and drink in 2016 grew by 10.5% to a record figure of more than £20bn…

A well-managed vaccination strategy to prevent future foot and mouth?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  17 February 2017  •  University of Warwick

The 2001 foot and mouth outbreak cost the UK economy an estimated £8 billion. This time around an effective vaccination strategy could prevent this…

Instagram generation most culpable for the food waste mountain

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  14 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Food waste is becoming a terrible and unfortunate issue. According to research from a UK supermarket, the millennial generation is increasingly at fault. New Food investigates…

Will modern American farming methods soon dominate British agriculture?

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  9 February 2017  •  Slow Food International

New bilateral trade agreements between the UK and the USA could see the former being forced to lift restrictions on food imports from the latter…

Ulma packaging boosts UK team with Steve Brooks

Industry news  •  12 January 2017  •  New Food

Packaging Ltd, the leading packaging machinery and complete automated lines supplier, has boosted its UK workforce with another sales appointment…

Regulation: How Brexit is shaping up

Blogs, Issue 6 2016, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 December 2016  •  Jerry Houseago

Jerry Houseago, Consulting Director at NSF International EMEA details what Brexit might mean and what is already happening to the food industry in the UK…

UK bans junk food ads aimed at children from the Internet

Industry news  •  8 December 2016  •  New Food

Junk food adverts that are targeted at children are to be prohibited on the internet, in print and at the cinema following a consultation…

FSS revises statement on Errington Cheese and E.coli

Industry news  •  15 November 2016  •  New Food

FSS issues a revised statement for local authorities updating that of 15 September 2016 in relation to cheese products produced by Errington Cheese Ltd…