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Latest Interviews

Interview: Irish food "paying price for Brexit" 21 Nov 2016

Ben Cooper

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact 19 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

In the second part of an extensive interview on the implications of Brexit for UK food companies, Ian Wright, director general of industry association the Food and Drink Federation, speaks with Ben Cooper about the longer-term implications of Brexit for UK food and farming policy and on the food industry's labour force. 

Latest News

Slovakia calls meeting over food quality concerns 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

The leaders of four central European countries are to meet to discuss concerns over the quality of branded food products sold in the region.


The Scottish Salmon Co. sees pressure on volumes 24 Feb 17

Dean Best

The Scottish Salmon Co. has said "industry-wide biological challenges" will weigh on the volumes it expects to harvest this year.


High Liner looking for NPD to kick-start volumes 23 Feb 17

Dean Best

High Liner Foods saw profits rise in 2016 despite lower sales and the Canada-based seafood business said it needs new products to breathe fresh life into its volumes this year.


China issues latest plan to improve food safety 22 Feb 17

Wang Fangqing

China’s state council, the country’s cabinet, has issued a five-year plan to improve food safety and risk management across the country.


UK food and drink exports hit new record 21 Feb 17

John Shepherd

The value of UK food and drink exports grew by 10.5% in 2016 to a record of more than GBP20bn (US$24.8) as manufacturers "responded to rapid growth in demand for quality produce", according to new figures from UK industry association the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).


UK organic sector growth may ease in 2017 21 Feb 17

Dean Best

UK sales of organic products rose by more than 7% in 2016 - the market's fastest rate of expansion for nine years - but the country's certification body has forecast growth could ease this year.

Latest blogs

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely 23 Jan 17

David Leggett

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.


UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech 18 Jan 17

Dean Best

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

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