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Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Waitrose's personalised promos will stir industry

UK grocer Waitrose has got industry watchers talking this afternoon (17 June) with the launch of a promotional programme that lets consumers...

UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.


just the answer: Birds Eye UK Margaret Jobling 17 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

European frozen food maker Iglo Group, the owner of brands like Birds Eye, is working to change the way people think about frozen food in a bid to double its size by 2020. The strategy, which was announced last year, puts innovation and a "new approach" to marketing front and centre. Katy Askew spoke to Birds Eye UK marketing director Margaret Jobling to find out more.

Latest News

Russia "eyes national system for food quality" 30 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The Russian government is reportedly looking at the development of a "national system" to oversee the quality and safety of food products.


Young's Seafood revises restructuring plan 27 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

A number of jobs could be saved at the Young's Seafood plants in Fraserburgh and Grantown on Spey following a revised restructure plan.


Industry news of week: Green Giant, Dumex 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

The speculation around General Mills' ailing Green Giant brand continued this week with claims Bonduelle is eyeing up the unit. We looked at the likelihood of the French group making an offer. Meanwhile, Danone decided to merge is under-pressure Chinese infant formula arm business with local dairy giant Mengniu and we looked at the key takeaways from Campbell Soup Co.'s investor day in the US.


Food industry results - Gruma, Zespri, Cal-Maine 24 Jul 15

Dean Best

Mission Foods owner Gruma, fellow Mexican group Industrias Bachoco and US infant formula business Abbott were among the companies reporting second-quarter numbers this week. Elsewhere, US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods and kiwifruit supplier Zespri provided figures for their full financial years.


Australia outlines country-of-origin label plans 21 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The Australian federal government today (21 July) announced plans to introduce more comprehensive country-of-origin labelling requirements.


More UK food makers "in distress" 20 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The number of UK food suppliers in “significant” financial distress has jumped by 54% over the last 12 months, new research from Begbies Traynor revealed today (20 July).

Latest blogs

UK sugar recommendation: what does 5% look like? 17 Jul 15

Dean Best

A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.


UK food industry, government meet to "drive growth" 16 Jul 15

Dean Best

The UK government has hosted a meeting today (16 July) with 80 representatives from the country's food and farming sector, with an eye on developing a 25-year plan to, in part, increase the industry's international competitiveness.

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