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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.

Food organisations urge focus on growth in UK's future trade talks

27 Jan 2020

Bodies representing the UK food sector have made a number of recommendations to the country's government regarding future trade talks.

UK government attracts food industry ire over EU regulations stance

20 Jan 2020

UK food industry organisations have responded to Chancellor Sajid Javid's comments about future trading relations with the European Union.

New UK agricultural bill aims to protect farmers, food security and environment post-Brexit

16 Jan 2020

A new landmark agricultural bill for the UK was brought before the country's Parliament today (16 January).

"Get Brexit done"? UK's only just getting started

13 Dec 2019

In so many ways, for all the decisiveness of the UK General Election, a fog of uncertainty still hangs over business, writes Dean Best.

Cracking China - tapping into UK food companies' experiences in the world's largest import market

13 Dec 2019

China remains a massive draw for food exporters. Andy Coyne sets the scene and rounds up the experiences of UK food businesses targeting the market.

UK food industry warns Brexit deal "backward step" ahead of crucial vote

18 Oct 2019

UK industry body The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has urged MPs to think carefully before casting their votes on the Brexit deal tomorrow.

UK food industry body hopes PM Johnson's Brexit agreement "definitively" rules out no-deal exit

17 Oct 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tweeted that a Brexit deal has been reached between UK and European Union negotiators.

UK food industry body says new Brexit proposals "don't work"

3 Oct 2019

An industry body representing the UK food and drinks sector has shot down the Government's new proposals for the terms of the country's departure from the EU.

UK government's worst-case scenario for no-deal Brexit reveals fresh food supply fears

12 Sep 2019

The UK government has released a document outlining the worst-case scenario in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which includes assumptions relating to food supply.

UK food outlines Brexit stockpiling cost impact

7 Aug 2019

A members' business confidence survey carried out by UK industry body The Food and Drink Federation has revealed the impact on costs of stockpiling goods.

UK food industry urges government to relax competition rules in no-deal Brexit scenario 

7 Aug 2019

An industry body for the UK food and drinks sector is calling on the government to dispense with certain aspects of existing competition laws in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

UK food industry warns Boris Johnson of no-deal Brexit risks

23 Jul 2019

Trade body The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned new Conservative Party leader - and soon-to-be Prime Minister - Boris Johnson about the ramifications of a no-deal Brexit.

Sainsbury's-Asda ruling "logical outcome", argues UK food industry

25 Apr 2019

An industry body representing the UK's food manufacturers has issued its verdict on the decision to block a proposed merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury's and Asda. 

UK food manufacturers slam Government 'no-deal' Brexit tariff plans

13 Mar 2019

UK industry body Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has given its reaction to the Government's announcement of proposed temporary tariffs on imported goods.

UK delays some reform plans after industry Brexit plea

18 Feb 2019

The UK has moved to alter the scheduling of talks on some possible reforms affecting the food industry after an appeal from business amid the pressure of preparing for Brexit.

UK food industry boss issues new warning over no-deal Brexit as stockpiling continues

24 Jan 2019

Ian Wright, the chief executive of UK trade body Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has spoken out on Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.

UK industry shows "mixed progress" on salt reduction

19 Dec 2018

A report from the UK government's Public Health England (PHE) body has commented on efforts by the food industry to meet salt reduction targets.

Nestle admits stockpiling products and warns of 'very severe' consequences of 'no-deal' Brexit

27 Nov 2018

European food giant Nestle has told a hearing of UK politicians about the action it is taking ahead of Brexit next March.

UK food industry commits to halving food waste

25 Sep 2018

Some 90 UK food industry organisations - including producers, manufacturers and retailers - have committed to halving food waste.

UK food industry criticises government report prioritising high-skilled migrant workers

19 Sep 2018

A UK government-commissioned report on migrants coming to work in the UK after Brexit has faced criticism from food industry body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

FDF warns of "grisly" outcome from no-deal Brexit as UK government rolls out advisories

23 Aug 2018

The UK's Food and Drink Federation (FDF) warned food and drink manufacturers face a "grisly prospect" from a 'no-deal Brexit' as the government issues a series of papers for industry-specific sectors to prepare for what has also been termed a cliff-edge scenario.

UK secures GBP240m trade deal with China for dairy exports

23 Aug 2018

The UK has secured a GBP240m (US$309.1m) deal with China for the import into that country of dairy products made with milk sourced from third countries, a boon for local manufacturers currently immersed in the uncertainties of Brexit.

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