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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

EU vote brings restrictions on acrylamide closer 20 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Representatives of the European Union's 28 member states voted yesterday (19 July) in favour of a proposal to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic substance present in fries, crisps, bread and biscuits.


Danes backs Brussels proposals on acrylamide 29 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC), which represents the country’s food and farming sectors, has supported draft proposals put forward by the European Commission to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods.


Target pulls Hampton Creek products 26 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

US retailer Target has pulled all the Hampton Creek products it stocks in response to food safety allegations.


US halts Brazil's fresh beef imports 23 Jun 17

Dean Best

The US has suspended imports from fresh beef from Brazil, with Washington citing "recurring concerns" over product safety.


UK proposes end to free movement in Queen's Speech 21 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

A new UK law ending the free movement of people from the EU will come into force after Brexit in proposals unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, which details the country's planned programme of legislation.


Agreement "to boost US dairy exports to China" 16 Jun 17

John Shepherd

US dairy chiefs have welcomed the signing of an agreement between Washington and Beijing to boost access for dairy exporters to the Chinese market.

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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