FDF UK and Scotland extend vital helping hands to the food and beverage sector. Pic: GettyImages/Kelvin Murray

FDF UK and Scotland rally to improve food affordability and health

By Gill Hyslop

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) UK has published a cross-government approach to ensure the sector continues to deliver consumer choice, affordability and tangible gains for the economy, while FDF Scotland applauds the sector's steps towards health.

Cutting the red tape to grow exports can be intimidating for start-ups but compliance is a must ©iStock

Managing compliance to grow exports: A how-to guide for start-ups

By Katy Askew

As start-up food businesses work to move their brands to the next level, many will look to grow overseas sales. To do so, they will need to navigate a minefield of compliance issues. FoodNavigator sought advice from regulatory compliance experts at Ashbury...

EU beef production is expected to increase by close to 2% this year

EU meat production on the up, says new Commission report

By Georgi Gyton

Meat production in Europe is increasing, following years of decline in supply, according to the latest European Commission Short Term Outlook for EU arable crops, dairy and meat markets in 2015 and 2016 (Winter 2015).

German meat exports increase

German meat exports increase

By Nicholas Robinson

Germany saw a decline in meat production in 2012, to just over eight million tonnes (mt), but the Federation of German Meat Industry (BVDF) said exports have continued to rise.

EU exports to “flourish” in 2012 but future capacity constricted

EU exports to “flourish” in 2012 but future capacity constricted

By Arabella Mileham

Meat exports from the European Union (EU) are expected to grow by around 3.6% during 2012 as global demand remains strong, despite both production and consumption across the EU declining, a forecast has said. However, falling livestock numbers may constrict...


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