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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

Two former BRF executives referred to prosecutors in connection with fraud probe 16 Oct 18

Simon Harvey

Two former executives of Brazilian meat giant BRF have been referred to federal prosecutors by police in connection with an investigation into alleged fraud in 2017.


UK rules on 'high-risk' food imports to change in event of no-deal Brexit 12 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

The UK government has outlined how rules surrounding so-called high-risk foods being imported into the country will change in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Tiger Brands re-opens plant implicated in deadly listeria outbreak 12 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

South African food group Tiger Brands has re-opened a facility that was closed after it was implicated in an outbreak of listeria that killed more than 200 people.


Johnston County Hams recalls products in listeria scare 8 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

US cooked meat specialist Johnson County Hams has recalled nearly 90,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be contaminated with listeria.


CoYo refuses to take blame for Pret a Manger sandwich death 8 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Dairy-free yogurt business CoYo has hit back at UK sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger over claims that it was at fault for a death caused by an allergic reaction to a sandwich.


Smithfield plans expansion at US plant 5 Oct 18

Dean Best

Smithfield Foods, the US meat processor owned by China's WH Group, plans to expand capacity at one of its domestic plants.

Latest blogs

Will Fox be on the run over post-Brexit food standards? 18 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

UK international trade secretary Dr. Liam Fox was talking tough this week, insisting there will be no lowering of the country's food standards when negotiating free trade agreements post-Brexit. But is that a promise he will be able to keep?


just-food closed on Monday 27 August 26 Aug 18

Dean Best

As I type, grey skies cover south-east London, with drizzle hitting the windows - but the forecast is set fairer for tomorrow when the country has its final public holiday before Christmas Day.



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