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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...

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...

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

UK MPs call for urgent analysis on post-Brexit impact to food sector 19 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

Amid the uncertainty over the UK's trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit, a parliamentary committee has said it is imperative the country's government undertakes a comprehensive analysis to assess the impact on the food sector.


Listeria scare triggers recall of French private label packaged ham 13 Feb 18

Stuart Todd

Several French supermarkets, including Carrefour, Casino and the local arm of Germany's Lidl, have issued a recall of their own label packaged ham following the discovery of traces of the listeria bacteria.


UK food standards agency lifts enforcement order at Russell Hume's Liverpool site 6 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

The UK's Food Standards Agency has lifted an enforcement order at meat processor Russell Hume's Liverpool plant after receiving assurances that its food safety management system met legal requirements.


Animal Equality probe alleges mistreatment at Spanish pig farm 6 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

An investigation by Animal Equality has revealed instances of mistreatment on a Spanish pig farm, which supplies meat used in the manufacture of the El Pozo sausage brand.


UK food-safety agencies to conduct wide-ranging review of meat-cutting plants 2 Feb 18

Simon Harvey

The UK's Food Standards Agency and its Scottish counterpart will start a nationwide review this month of meat-cutting plants and cold storage units following "serious non-compliance issues'' at Russell Hume and 2 Sisters Food Group.


Lactalis CEO - 'Formula may have been contaminated for years' 2 Feb 18

Dean Best

Lactalis CEO Emmanuel Besnier has warned the French dairy giant could have been producing infant formula tainted with salmonella for more than a decade.

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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