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Focus: Troubling times for UK meat sector

The recent spate of food safety infractions in UK meat and poultry production was followed by the publication late on Friday of further worr...

Kellogg '17 results and '18 outlook: top takeaways

Kellogg enjoyed improved profitability in 2017 but again saw pressure on its top line, with, notably, its US morning foods business continui...

Lactalis saga puts wider supply chain in spotlight

The scrutiny of Lactalis has intensified this week as the dairy giant battles to repair the reputational damage from the salmonella scandal...

just-food 2018 Confidence Survey - sustainability

Our poll asked a series of questions on sustainability for a flavour of your priorities in areas like environment and health next year, as w...

Latest Interviews

"We haven't had a customer ask for antibiotic-free" - The just-food interview with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell, part one 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.


Luis Cantarell on Nestle's drive into food for health - the just-food interview part 2 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. 

Latest News

US Senators request review into Marfrig deal for National Beef 18 Apr 18

Simon Harvey

US Senators are calling on the country's government to review Marfrig Global Foods' proposed acquisition of a majority stake in National Beef Packing Co on the grounds the deal could potentially threaten safety in North America's food supply.


BRF workers put on leave at two more plants amid export suspension 5 Apr 18

Simon Harvey

Brazil-based meat processor BRF is once again putting some of its workers on extended leave as the company adjusts production following a government suspension on poultry exports to the EU.


RCL Foods estimates costs related to listeria outbreak 27 Mar 18

Simon Harvey

South Africa's RCL Foods estimates it incurred costs of around ZAR75m (US$6.4m) from the country's listeria outbreak, which forced the company to issue a product recall and suspend production of its polony processed meat brand.


Under-fire Belgium meat firm Veviba up for sale 21 Mar 18

Dean Best

Veviba, the Belgium-based meat processor at the centre of a food-safety scandal, is up for sale.


Tiger Brands extends plant closures as listeria outbreak takes toll on profits 19 Mar 18

Simon Harvey

Tiger Brands expects to post a loss in March of as much as ZAR33m (US$2.7m) after the South African consumer foods group suspended production at another of its plants amid the listeria outbreak that has rocked the country's food sector.


China rejigs food watchdogs 19 Mar 18

Wang Fangqing

China's ongoing National People’s Congress has been told of important structural changes within the country's food agencies and ministries, designed to rationalise policy making and regulatory controls.

Latest blogs

Another UK meat supplier under microscope 12 Feb 18

Dean Best

Sunday saw another product recall involving another UK meat supplier announced by the country's food standards watchdog.


And another UK meat recall... 9 Feb 18

Dean Best

The question marks over parts of the UK's meat supply chain have intensified this morning.



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