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FMI report says Greek yogurt still growing

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.

From €300 to €30: France adopts "more realistic" palm oil tax

French politicians have adopted a tax on palm oil used in food, calling the new €30 per tonne tax "more realistic" than the previous levy of €300.

Sugar tax: could bakery products be next in the government firing line?

A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.

Food manufacturers cause ‘bulk of food waste’

The food manufacturing sector is responsible for the bulk of edible food that is wasted in the UK, according to a leading food charity.

Sugar tax

Budget shock: sugar tax on soft drinks

A surprise tax on sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity, unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, has dismayed manufacturers but delighted campaigners, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Italy raises red flag once more over UK's traffic light label

Italy has once again called on the European Commission to act against the UK’s traffic light nutrition label, which it says is unfairly hitting Italian trade whilst also failing to...

FDF speaks on Brexit: ‘We should remain an EU member!’; FDE agrees

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has finally taken a position on the possibility of Britain leaving the EU, known as Brexit, as 71% of its members "overwhelmingly endorse" the decision to stay in...

Sugar tax on drinks: Yes, but, no, but... UK debate rages on

The UK's Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has taken an over-simplified approach to its analysis on the pros and cons of a sugary drink tax by not looking at evidence from...

France to vote on palm oil tax

A tax on palm oil destined for food could be on the cards in France as the government votes on its Biodiversity Bill this week.

Brexit

Brexit could spark a ‘food factory crisis’

Leaving the EU could spark a “food factory crisis”, according to new research on the consequences of a British exit, or Brexit, from the EU, from the Food Research Collaboration (FRC)....

Dispatches from Food Vision 2016

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

Private public partnerships (PPPs) are the best way to tackle the world’s public health issues with food and nutrition, but only if strict rules are in place to guard against...

Online grocery retailing set to rise, buoyed on by ‘convenience’ factor

Grocery retailing that includes click-and-collect services, and smaller convenience stores, are enjoying strong growth in Western Europe, driven by convenience in the form of packaged foods and tailored delivery services...

'Iconic' brands boost British exports as overall trade falls

Rising exports of branded food and soft drinks pull up British trade figures for 2015 as its competitive edge in the Eurozone is hit by falling oil prices and a...

New Dairy Crest contract, First Milk drops prices

Dairy Crest (DC) and Dairy Crest Direct (DCD) have announced their new Davidstow Balancing Contract, while First Milk has simply cut prices for some of its UK farmers.

EU olive oil producers unhappy with Parliament's show of solidarity for Tunisia

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have backed plans to allow an extra 70,000 tonnes of duty-free Tunisian olive oil into the EU to help Tunisia's country – but it has been met...

Food Vision 2016 preview

Sustainable sourcing: Start-up looks to Africa and baobab for next superfood

A start-up firm has found a way of sustainably sourcing the African fruit baobab whilst supporting rural economies and empowering growers in a region that has been described as an...

Europe set for bittersweet summer as sugar supply crisis looms: CIUS

A sugar supply crisis in Europe is almost certain this summer unless the EU acts now to prevent one, the Committee of European Sugar Users (CIUS) has warned.

Change needed to ensure EU has safe food in 2050

The food environment in Europe in 2050 will look very different to what it is today as issues of food security and food safety increasingly overlap and present new challenges...

Brexit debate

Food and drink bosses back EU membership

Quitting the EU would “deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk”, according to the bosses of food and drink firms who joined nearly 200 other business leaders in signing...

Tereos sets minimum price for sugar beet growers

French sugar giant Tereos has announced a guaranteed minimum price of €25 per ton for its beet growers in 2017 and 2018 in preparation for the end of the EU...

Food industry backs roadmap for EU-wide reformulation

The food industry has agreed to work with EU member states to make Europe’s food supply healthier through a voluntary reformulation plan launched by the Dutch presidency.

Nestlé sees food sales decrease as it misses sales forecast

Net profit at Nestlé fell by more than a third in 2015 as the Swiss food giant missed sales forecasts making price rises difficult in a tough economic climate.

Data spanning 40 years reveals Britain's health conscious drive - as it gets fatter

Data published by the UK government today gives a glimpse into the eating habits of 150,000 UK households from 1974 to 2014, revealing a nation that is increasingly health conscious –...

UK food and drink manufacturing ‘continues its rise’

UK food and drink manufacturing is continuing its rise – spearheaded by dairy, meat and pastry sectors – according to new figures from the Office of National Statics (ONS), interpreted...

Food and drink firms offered crack at Ireland

Small food and drink manufacturers could boost sales and build key business connections thanks to a two-day trade mission to Ireland, arranged by Enterprise Nation.

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