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EFSA budget plateaus despite growing workload

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced plateauing budgets for the next three years and staffing reductions of 10% running up to 2018 – despite its increasing responsibilities.

Sucralow? EC calls on EFSA to re-assess sucralose after a scientific paper found a link between the sweetener & cancer. © iStock

EFSA to assess sucralose following cancer concerns

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will conduct a scientific evaluation of sucralose following the publication of a study which found a link between the sweetener and cancer.

Müller plans to cut 229 jobs, while investing  £15M over the next three years

Müller to axe 229 dairy jobs while investing £15M

By Michael Stones

Müller Milk & Ingredients plans to axe 229 jobs at its smaller Scottish dairies, while investing £15M over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at Bellshill, near Glasgow.

Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients have been renamed Ornua Foods and Ornua Nutrition Ingredients respectively to reflect their parent company, Ornua.

Adams Foods takes on Ornua name

By Jim Cornall

UK-based Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients have changed their names to reflect their parent company, Ornua.  

Food manufacturers could help fix a 'dysfunctional supply chain', said the farming boss

Food firms should ‘help to fix supply chain’

By John Wood

A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from telling a story about their products

Innovation conference

Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

By Michael Stones

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Euromonitor downgrades global growth rates 2 points to 2.3%. © iStock

Global packaged food market set for downturn

By Niamh Michail

Emerging market slowdowns are having a knock-on effect on the global packaged food market, according to market analyst Euromonitor, which has downgraded its growth forecast for the next five years. “It’s understandably of a concern to many in the industry."

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