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UK 'to drop plans for online junk-food ad ban'

29 Mar 2021

A report suggests the UK government could be set to make a fresh announcement on its proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.

UK food, drink exports to EU slump post-Brexit

22 Mar 2021

The body representing UK food and drink manufacturers has highlighted the risk to small businesses amid a post-Brexit slump in exports to EU.

Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

UK food chain "faces re-engineering" without Brexit deal changes

15 Jan 2021

The head of the UK's food-manufacturing trade body has spoken to lawmakers about the early impact of the trade agreement with the EU.

What have been the early effects of UK-EU trade deal?

8 Jan 2021

Andy Coyne examines the impact of new post-Brexit trading rules agreed by the UK and the EU, which came into force on 1 January.

Quote, unquote – food industry reacts to Brexit trade deal

4 Jan 2021

On Christmas Eve, the UK and the EU sealed a deal on trade between the two markets in the wake of Brexit. Here's a flavour of the industry reaction so far.

FDF calls for compensation for exporters following UK border "chaos"

23 Dec 2020

The UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called for government action following the closure of the border between Britain and France.

Sainsbury's warns of gaps on shelves if UK-France trade link not restored

21 Dec 2020

UK 'big four' grocer Sainsbury's has issued a warning linked to the closure of the border for freight leaving the UK for France.

Manufacturers, ad industry criticise UK plan for online ban

23 Nov 2020

UK manufacturers, the foodservice sector and advertisers have written to Boris Johnson to complain about proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.

UK government puts unhealthy food advertising ban out to consultation

11 Nov 2020

The UK government has taken further action in regard to its proposals to ban online adverts promoting food high in fat, sugar and salt.

UK food industry body issues warning after PM Johnson's no-deal Brexit admission

16 Oct 2020

The UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reacted after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

UK criticised over progress on sugar reduction

8 Oct 2020

A new report from the UK government has revealed whether progress has been made by the food and drink industry to reduce sugar levels in products eaten by children.

Trade body issues warning as UK food exports decline

2 Oct 2020

UK industry body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has issued a warning about trading prospects after it crunched the latest food export numbers.

Industry warning after UK issues "worst-case" EU trade assumptions

23 Sep 2020

The UK food industry has issued a warning over the shipments in certain foods should the country's government worst-case assumptions for post-Brexit disruption come to pass.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

UK food industry body applauds trade deal with Japan

11 Sep 2020

Industry body The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reacted to a new trade deal between the UK and Japan announced this morning (11 September).

UK food industry concerned by Brexit labelling rules delay

4 Sep 2020

UK food businesses are seeking clarification from the Government on food labelling requirements for export products post-Brexit.

UK unveils plan to tackle "obesity time bomb"

27 Jul 2020

Restrictions on advertising and promotions are among measures the UK has announced today (27 July) to fight obesity, moves the food industry have labelled "a punishing blow".

UK industry criticises mooted Government obesity measures

24 Jul 2020

The industry association representing food manufacturers operating in the UK has hit out at the measures the country's government is said to be lining up to try to reduce obesity.

UK unveils plans to "turbo charge" food industry post-Covid-19

22 Jun 2020

The UK government has revealed plans that it hopes will ensure the country's food and drink industry and agriculture sector bounce back successfully from the impact of Covid-19.

Food trade bodies call for support measures for UK foodservice suppliers

17 Jun 2020

Trade groups representing UK food and drinks manufacturers have joined hands to call for measures to protect foodservice suppliers.

Food industry must "share blame" for severity of Covid-19 - researchers

10 Jun 2020

New research published in the UK has showed there may be a link between obesity and the severity of Covid-19 infections and deaths.

Food to the fore as UK government outlines post-Brexit trade tariff regime

19 May 2020

The UK government has announced its planned post-Brexit trade tariff regime, set to come into effect from 1 January next year.

UK union GMB urges government to convene food factory safety summit

16 Apr 2020

UK trade union GMB, which represents food production workers, has called for action to be taken to ensure the safety of factory staff in the sector.

"We’ll look back on these few weeks as a real triumph for the food supply chain" - Tim Rycroft, COO of UK trade body The Food and Drink Federation

2 Apr 2020

Tim Rycroft, COO at UK trade body The Food and Drink Federation, on how the industry is responding to Covid-19 and if the crisis is changing how people value the sector.

Campaigners call for tougher approach after no change in UK salt intake in decade

26 Mar 2020

The UK government has revealed in a newly published report whether it has met its own salt reduction target.

If and when it has time, the UK must ponder its post-Brexit biotech options

24 Mar 2020

Ben Cooper ponders where the UK might go on GM regulation after the end of the Brexit transition period and what that may mean for UK-based food manufacturers.

UK's food and drink body reacts negatively as government presses ahead with plastics tax

12 Mar 2020

The body representing the UK's food and drinks manufacturers has reacted negatively to a government decision to go ahead with a plastics tax on producers.

UK food industry "remains troubled" - FDF survey

19 Feb 2020

A survey from the UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has revealed areas of concern among manufacturers but also highlighted opportunities.

UK immigration recommendations need to go further, argue food industry bodies

28 Jan 2020

UK food industry bodies have responded to the recommendations of an influential committee on the country's future immigration policy.

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