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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...

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...

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 authorities urge consumers to bin all Kellogg's Honey Smacks 20 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have advised consumers to throw out all Kellogg's Honey Smacks from their store cupboards - regardless of size and date - following the cereal being linked to a salmonella outbreak.


Kellogg in large-scale recall of Honey Smacks cereal amid salmonella scare 15 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

Kellogg is recalling an estimated 1.3m cases of its Honey Smacks cereal, which has been linked to a salmonella outbreak.


China sets out more measures to modernise dairy industry 12 Jun 18

Simon Harvey

China's government has announced fresh measures to try to modernise the country's dairy sector.


Egg recall in Germany amid new fipronil concerns 12 Jun 18

Dean Best

More than 70,000 potentially-contaminated eggs have been recalled in Germany amid concerns over the level of residue of the insecticide fipronil.


New Coller FAIRR food index raises concerns over ''high-risk'' firms 30 May 18

Simon Harvey

A new index launched by investor network FAIRR has identified 36 global meat and fish companies as ''high risk'' when it comes to health, environmental and social issues.


EU finalises removal of export licences from 12 BRF sites 15 May 18

Simon Harvey

The EU has finalised its move to ban 12 BRF production facilities in Brazil from exporting to the bloc.

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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