December 2009 management briefingAnyone predicting that recession would have made for an uneventful year in the food industry would have found 2009 something of a surprise. Moreover, while the adverse economic climate cast a heavy shadow throughout the year, it was far from being responsible for all the year’s major talking-points. For instance, two key recurring issues of the year – sustainability and food safety – can be said to owe little of their current topicality to the financial climate. This end of year review looks bac