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The Espita Barrada or Crossed Grains Trademark. Pic: AOECS

Spain to adopt EU gluten-free licensing system

By Gill Hyslop

The Federation of Coeliac Associations of Spain (FACE) has pledged to use the European licencing system Espiga Barrada (the Crossed Grain Trademark) from 2020.

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EFRA seeks clarity for ag policy after Brexit

By Joseph James Whitworth

MPs have welcomed plans for agricultural policy after Brexit but warned a lack of clarity on funding, timing and delivery risks damaging the sector.

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FoodProfiler app shines light onto European's eating habits

By Niamh Michail

Which vegetable do Brits eat the most? When do Belgian girls eat yoghurt? And do Dutch men prefer dessert or fruit? An app that gathers insights into European's eating habits could help fine-tune new product development.

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Macadamias: On a mission to crack the on-trend nut market

By Niamh Michail

Macadamias only represent 1.5% of the tree nut market, held back by limited supplies and high prices, but a tree-planting programme could change that. "Customers are crying out to use macadamias as an ingredient. It’s up to us to make that opportunity...

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Food Safety Recall round-up 26 May - 1 June 2018

Recalls: Campylobacter, glass and baby food

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Norway and the Netherlands.

M&A activity supported by appetite for challenger brands ©iStock/maxsattana

UK sees M&A appetite for ‘exciting and revolutionary brands’

By Katy Askew

M&A advisory groups have pointed to a drop in UK deal making in the food and beverage sector this year. Uncertainty around Brexit has complicated the picture but interest in tapping into ‘revolutionary brands’ that meet changing consumer expectations...

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