Food Supply Chain

MEPs will vote next week on whether more action is required to protect Europe from unfair trading practices. © iStock

IFA: THE FARMER IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN'

End the power imbalance in Europe's food supply chain, say MEPs

By Niamh Michail

The Commission must end income and power imbalances in the food chain by taking action to tackle unfair trading practices and fostering fair and transparent relations between food producers, suppliers and distributors, say MEPs in a draft resolution.

Traceability along the supply chain is becoming increasingly important, according to one GS1 expert.

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GS1: Traceability is tops in food safety

By Jenni Spinner

The global standards organization is stressing the importance of improved traceability in the food supply chain worldwide, to keep consumers safe and regulators happy.

Premier Foods final thoughts at EU summit

Dispatches from EU food manufacturing and safety summit

Food industry needs to build public trust again

By Joseph James Whitworth

The food industry needs to focus on building public trust back and supply chain integrity after recent incidents, according to the group head of manufacturing excellence at Premier Foods.

Consumer trust in food industry fares badly in EU survey

Consumer trust in food industry fares badly in EU survey

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Trust in food manufacturers and retailers is lower than for any other actors in the European food supply chain, including farmers and regulators, according to research presented at the FoodRisC conference in Brussels last week.

Food security institute opened in Northern Ireland

Food security institute opened in Northern Ireland

By Alyson Magee

A new £33m ‘food fortress’ aimed at improving sustainable, safe and secure global supplies of quality food, was officially opened by Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke in Belfast last week (14 March).

Sealed Air president outlines food safety priorities

Sealed Air president outlines food safety priorities

By Rod Addy

The food industry should urgently address food access, food safety and food waste as its core priorities, according to Sealed Air Corporation president and chief executive officer Jerome Peribere.

Gwilym-Jones: wants the food chain to work much better

EC to consider adopting UK model for Groceries Code Adjudicator

By Rick Pendrous

The European Commission (EC) is considering the creation of an adjudicator to police supermarket abuse of power within the EU using the UK as a potential model, according to a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural...

Food groups take stand on CAP priorities

Food groups take stand on CAP priorities

By Rod Addy

Fairness in the food supply chain must be addressed alongside other priorities related to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), according to farmers’ union representatives.

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