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The potential for blockchain in the food industry

Blockchain and how to harness the technology is one of the hot topics in boardrooms. A number of the world's largest food manufacturers and...

Column: UK Brexit realism will cheer food industry

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UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

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Column: All eyes on N Ireland after UK election

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded po...

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

Russia enforces temporary block on Brazil meat after finding banned feed additive 22 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

Russia has temporarily blocked beef and pork imports from Brazil after finding the banned feed additive ractopamine in cattle breeding products this year.


EU reaches agreement on new rules for organic food production 21 Nov 17

Andy Coyne

An agreement on new rules for organic farming has been endorsed by European Council representatives.


MPs question UK food inspection processes following 2 Sisters hygiene failings 17 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

UK Members of Parliament have questioned the processes of the nation's food standards agencies following an enquiry into hygiene and safety at a 2 Sisters Food Group poultry processing plant in the West Midlands.


What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals? 10 Nov 17

Ben Cooper

Officially coming into force on 1 January 2016, the 17 UN SDGs can justifiably be described as the most significant set of shared goals the world has ever seen. Forming the framework of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, they aim to build on the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but are more comprehensive, wide-ranging and ambitious.


Under-scrutiny 2 Sisters poultry plant to resume production 6 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

2 Sisters Food Group plans to restart production this week at its poultry processing plant at West Bromwich in the Midlands, which was temporarily closed in September after an investigation revealed poor hygiene standards. 


China lifts suspension on Australian red meat imports 1 Nov 17

Simon Harvey

China has lifted the suspension on red meat imports from six Australian companies after lobbying by trade minister Steven Ciobo.

Latest blogs

How are you feeling about 2018? 16 Oct 17

Dean Best

The food industry is going through a period of change not seen for generations - and we'd like to know how you plan to continue trying to navigate this state of flux next year.


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Dean Best

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