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How might no-deal Brexit affect UK, EU food?

The prospect of the UK and the EU not reaching a deal on the country's departure from the bloc has risen in recent weeks amid close votes at...

Plastic pledges: positive or time to panic?

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurr...

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...

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

Swine fever outbreak sees China's WH Group shut slaughterhouse 17 Aug 18

Andy Coyne

China's WH Group, the world's largest pork producer, has been ordered by the country's government to shut one of its slaughterhouses amid a swine fever scare.


Nestle forms global animal welfare alliance 27 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Swiss food giant Nestlé has joined forces with six other food companies to form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) with the aim of advancing welfare standards throughout the supply chain.


Mondelez, Campbell salmonella recalls may have common link – US FDA 25 Jul 18

Dean Best

The product recalls announced by Mondelez International and Campbell Soup Co. in the US could be based on an ingredient from the same supplier, according to the country’s food watchdog.


UK food sector at risk from "careless" Brexit - study 23 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

A so-called "no-deal" Brexit would put UK food security and quality at risk, while the UK government is paying too little attention to the needs of the retail and foodservice sectors, according to a new report compiled by industry specialists.


Greenyard estimates cost of listeria-linked product recall 17 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard said the financial impact from its recall of frozen products linked to an outbreak of listeria in Europe is estimated to be EUR30m (US35.2m) after insurance.


More time needed to prove listeria link, says Greenyard 16 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Belgium-based vegetable supplier Greenyard said further investigations are needed to identify the "causal" medical link between an outbreak of a listeria strain at its plant in Hungary and the number of cases, including deaths, reported by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.


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.



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