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With memories of peak prices in 2007-8 still vivid, manufacturers must keep a close watch on commodity markets. Sudden shifts can have a massive, overnight impact on costs - and worsen food insecurity in developing countries.

Chlorine chicken and unpredictable food prices: The true cost of Brexit?

Tariff and exchange rate uncertainties after Brexit could expose the UK to “considerable and unpredictable” changes in food prices as well as previously banned practices such as chlorine-washed chicken, a think tank...

Danone announces H1 results and shuffles reporting criteria

The reorganization of Danone is central to Danone’s half-year results, which were announced today.

ONS recognises “shrinkflation” as reason for smaller (but not cheaper) chocolates

Servings of confectionery, fruit juice and biscuits are getting smaller without getting any cheaper, the UK government confirm as findings appear to strengthen what many consumers have long suspected.

Premier Foods first quarter sales dip, despite good growth from Cadbury cakes

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods’ reported a 3.1% sales dip in 2017 Q1 as warmer weather negatively affected winter favorites like Bisto and Oxo, but this was offset by bigger...

Slovakian prime minister considers import restrictions to tackle dual quality food

The Slovakian prime minister has warned of import restrictions its country would take in response to the quality of products sold in the region. 

Brexit could mean 'less safe and nutritious products,' report warns

Exiting the European Union presents serious risks to businesses and workers in the food sector, a briefing paper has stated as it warns of a future of “less safe and...

EU agricultural outlook sees cereals dip but quota-free sugar surge

Cereal production in the EU is likely to dip in the short-term, as heatwaves and drought in various regions have a bearing on EU exports and on existing stocks, the...

Trade, skills and innovation have ‘untapped export potential,’ says FDF report

Improving the UK's efforts in trade, skills development and innovation are key recommendations in a Food and Drink Federation (FDF) - commissioned report that outlines ways to boost the country’s 2.2% share of the global...

EU pledges further €70 million for fruit farmers hit by Russia ban

Existing measures designed to aid fruit producers affected by the Russian import ban are to be extended by a further year until the end of June 2018.

Estonia gives green light to tax sugared soft drinks

The Estonian Parliament are to introduce a levy to limit the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks to try to rein in rising cases of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease...

Foreign Trade Association announces name change for 2018

To coincide with its new strategy for the future, the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) announces it will change its corporate name to Amfori in January 2018.

New €7 m project aims to ensure all European aquaculture businesses are sustainable and competitive

A new research project, funded by the European Commission, is hoping to create a more innovative, sustainable and competitive space for aquaculture businesses.

What are the best flours to use in gluten-free bread? Study evaluates contenders

The effects of different flours, including chickpea, chestnut and tiger nut, on gluten-free bread have been examined with results suggesting tiger nut flour could be a winner.

Has Europe experienced a diet revolution? Mintel thinks so

The free-from market has grown considerably in the last few years and data is not showing a slow in interest, according to Mintel.

Cargill and Olam backing in FReSH momentum to address food challenges

The ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ program is to welcome 10 new members to its ranks as industry support gathers momentum in achieving sustainable change in global food systems.

Rising butter price “causing a panic” among bakers, biscuit, cake and pastry makers

French bakery associations, La Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) and Les Fabricants de Biscuits et Gâteaux de France, have risen the alarm over the relentless upward drive of the butter...

Cities ‘taking matters into their own hands’ to fix food system, report states

Urban cities are emerging as frontrunners in driving food policy forward, according to a report, taking on a governmental role in finding innovative ways to address today’s global food system...

Appetite for buying British rises as brand values fall

The value of some Britain’s biggest brands have taken a “Brexit beating” that could leave them exposed to potential buyers.

UK food and drink exports post record Q1 growth

Britain’s food and drink exports remain robust thanks to the weaker pound with UK food and drink exports for Q1 2017 valued at £4.9 billion (€5.6 billion), according to the...

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to improve its export efficiency following Brexit

Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed...

Cargill's novel process matches cultivated carrageenan functionality with wild

A novel way of processing carrageenan means the cultivated variety matches wild carrageenan for functionality in dairy desserts. It's also cheaper than wild and has a more stable supply, says...

UK food industry faces labour shortfall as Brexit fallout gathers pace

UK food manufacturers faces a shortage in labour skills and manpower fuelled by Brexit and low numbers of young people choosing the sector as a career, say food policy experts.

Firmenich weathers the vanilla supply storm with diversified sourcing

By diversifying its vanilla sourcing to Uganda, Indonesia and India as well as developing alternative natural flavours, flavour giant Firmenich says it is weathering the impact of Madagascan cyclone Enawo.

Dairy Crest looks to innovation as adjusted profit grows

UK company Dairy Crest Group plc has published its preliminary results for the year ending March 31, 2017.

Food & Drink Ireland: ‘Brexit border will add ‘huge costs’ to food’

Food and Drink Ireland says Brexit hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland would add “huge costs” to food businesses and suggests Sweden and Norway border may be solution.

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