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UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...

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...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Column: US food hesitant amid Trump's flying start

Donald Trump's first 11 days in the White House has seen a series of executive orders and, while some have provoked a storm of global headli...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Sanderson Farms on antibiotic-free 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.


Nestle's focus on food for health - interview 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

Brexit - UK proposes "no hard border" with Ireland 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

The UK today (16 August) announced it wants to see "no hard border in the movement of goods" between the country and Ireland, setting out its position on one of the thorniest Brexit issues.


Impossible stands by safety of key ingredient 14 Aug 17

Dean Best

Fledgling US meat-free burger maker Impossible Foods has stood by the key ingredient in its flagship product after a local NGO claimed the company was told by regulatory officials it had not provided enough proof of its safety.


EU ministers to meet to discuss egg crisis 11 Aug 17

Diana Yordanova

The European Commission is to hold a special meeting with EU ministers and food safety authorities over the ongoing scandal about fipronil-contaminated eggs to gather information on how to manage such crises in future.


Croatia drops plan to up Balkan food import fees 11 Aug 17

Diana Yordanova

Croatia has reversed a decision to raise import fees on food charged at its borders with its non-EU Balkan neighbours Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as on shipments from Macedonia, another ex-Yugoslav state.


Fipronil - UK food recalled, Dutch make arrests 10 Aug 17

Dean Best

The fipronil-in-eggs contamination scare that has rocked Europe's egg sector saw two major developments today (10 August), with UK supermarkets pulling processed food products and two individuals arrested in the Netherlands over the affair.


Netherlands dismisses Belgium's claims on fipronil 10 Aug 17

Liz Newmark

Claims from Belgium the Netherlands knew about eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil as early as last year are false, Dutch food safety officials have insisted.

Latest blogs

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 17

Dean Best

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


Safety allegations could tarnish Mead Johnson's reputation 10 Feb 17

Katy Askew

Headlines that Mead Johnson's board has backed Reckitt Benckiser's takeover bid will no doubt overshadow the other news on the group this week – that it is facing a US lawsuit from a “whistle blower” over alleged breaches of safety procedures.

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