The BMPA claims the UK Government has made it “doubly difficult” to recruit new butchers as a result of Brexit and a lack of funding for education courses.
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Carol Oldbury of Hames Chocolates discusses how the brand develops flavour within its chocolate, and talks through the sustainability policies it has implemented to protect farmers and growers.
Seafood firms affected by the increased Brexit bureaucracy expressed their frustration at the government for what they see as a lack of support over border delays.
Empty lorries could be fast-tracked through ports to alleviate the situation in the UK, but the situation could worsen in Northern Ireland, supermarket bosses warn.
In the first Chris’ Corner of 2021, Professor Chris Elliott takes a look at the complexities surrounding Neonicotinoids, and calls on the government to make the UK a world leader in ‘green pesticides’.
The online supermarket has warned of an increase in substitutions and potential price hikes as COVID-19 and Brexit combine to put food retailers under pressure.
The organic certification body fears that gene editing and genetic modification are not suitable solutions to what it has called the “ecological crisis”.
The BMPA says that unless vaccines are distributed among the UK’s food workers, the country’s supermarkets could soon see shortages.
Thomas Bradley from off-grid energy supplier, Flogas, explains why rural living practices could be the key to improving food security within the UK.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is worried that without contingency plans, companies will not be able to get their products out of the country come 1 January 2021.
Paul Lerigo asks whether UK food manufacturers will continue to abide by existing food safety standards even after the UK leaves the EU at the end of the year.
Trade associations have warned that without more vets to sign off on export health certificates, food trade between the UK and EU member states could suffer.
The analysis suggests that prices of fruits such as tomatoes could increase by as much as nine percent in the event of a No-Deal Brexit next month.
Antibiotic usage on UK farms has been falling steadily, but the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics fears this could be undone by future trade deals with countries that do not have such stringent regulation.