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Brexit and UK food market policymaking

The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June triggered immediate political and economic uncertainty and has long-term implications for UK food m...

How could a TTIP affect the food industry?

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a s...

Foodservice focus - Brakes, Chipotle, Smashburger

February saw US foodservice giant Sysco move for European player Brakes, Chipotle seek to restore consumer confidence in the business and Sm...

Foodservice focus - Chipotle rocked, Yum! in China

December saw the scrutiny on Chipotle Mexican Grill intensify as the under-pressure US fast-casual chain battled to restore its reputation a...

Latest Interviews

Nestle's focus on food for health - interview 29 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Specialist health and nutritional foods are set to become more important in the food market, according to Nestle executive vice president and head of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone, Luis Cantarell. In particular, Cantarell says developing food to meet the nutritional requirements of the ageing population is a key priority for the world's largest food group. 


How local model protects Nestle - interview 27 Jun 2016

Liz Newmark

Nestle's local business model enables it to weather challenges presented by events such as Brexit or the Russian trade embargo, Luis Cantarell, the head of the group's operations across Europe, the Middle East and north Africa, tells just-food. However, following a period of portfolio pruning, the Swiss company must also actively manage its global businesses to focus on areas of growth, Cantarell reveals. 

Latest News

China lifts 17-year ban on Italian pork imports 29 Sep 16

John Shepherd

Italy has welcomed the lifting of a ban by China on imports of fresh pork from northern Italy that was imposed in 1999 over fears of swine vesicular disease.


WHO chief backs use of "antibiotic-free meat" 26 Sep 16

John Shepherd

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the production and consumption of meat products derived from animals that have not been treated with antibiotics.


UK sets new antibiotics target for livestock, fish 22 Sep 16

John Shepherd

The UK has backed the recommendation of an independent review calling for a further cut in antibiotic use in livestock and fish farmed for food to help combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Swine fever outbreak at Cherkizovo plant 19 Sep 16

Dean Best

Cherkizovo, the Russian meat processor, has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever at a sow farm but insisted the detection of the virus will not affect this year's production volumes.


Food market news of the week – Danone, JBS 16 Sep 16

Katy Askew

This week saw more drama at the top of Brazil's JBS, with senior management replaced and then reinstated in connection with a police probe into reported allegations of fraud. Associated British Foods continued to improve margins at its grocery business – and is reportedly preparing to sell its ACH Food Companies unit, which manufactures oils under the Mazola retail brand. Meanwhile, Danone is reportedly preparing to withdraw its Dumex brand from Vietnam due to falling market share. Here are the top food sector stories from the past five days.


Food market quotes of the week – PepsiCo, Mondelez 16 Sep 16

Katy Askew

PepsiCo spoke to just-food about how it is progressing its sustainable palm oil goals. Mondelez International unveiled changes to its global R&D network. Mengniu revealed the exit of its chief executive and three board members – but insisted they parted on good terms. Here is just-food's week in words. 

Latest blogs

Blue Bell Creameries involved in another safety scare 26 Sep 16

Dean Best

Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another recall amid concerns a product could contain a strain of the listeria bacteria.


Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Katy Askew

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide.

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