UK food and environment minister Michael Gove says that the government is placing food strategy at “the heart” of policy, a move the Brexiteer links to the strengthened autonomy Parliament will have following the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Boosting skills, lifting agricultural productivity, improving the UK’s diet and dealing with the fallout from Brexit were identified as priorities for the coming 12 months at the first UK Food and Drink Sector Council meeting.
Plans by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to ban sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in hospitals in England have been backed by the British Soft Drink Association (BSDA), who praised the decision to include all sugar-added drinks.
Claims that the US is “sick and tired” of the UK moaning about chlorine-rinsed chicken evoked a strong response from the food and farming alliance Sustain, who insisted the UK is “not going to shut up about it”.
After a "dynamic" start to the year with Brexit, CEO and president of Kerry Taste and Nutrition Europe Malcolm Sheil is looking to expand the business in continental Europe and consolidate its business in the UK. "Acquisitions are a big...
Soft drinks company Britvic says the introduction of sugar taxes in the UK and Ireland will bring ‘a high level of uncertainty’, but believes it is well prepared thanks to innovations in low and no calorie beverages.
Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.
French cooperative Agrial, which manufactures prepared salads under the Florette brand, has said its acquisition of MyFresh Prepared Produce will ramp up its presence in what UK managing director Doug Robertson said is one of Europe's most "dynamic"...
Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed by Brexit.
The UK’s food sector will face “enormous challenges” following Brexit, both in relation to trade with Europe and within its own borders, according to a report by the House of Lords EU energy and environment subcommittee.
The Irish minister for agriculture has presented a new seven-point Brexit plan for the food and drink industry, highlighting the country’s particularly precarious position as the UK’s neighbour and chief trading partner.
British businesses are almost half as confident about the British business environment as they were last year, a survey has shown. The UK’s Food and Drink Federation has appealed the government for a range of urgent measures seeking to secure the future...