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Deadline looming for feedback on AHDB’s strategy

Deadline looming for feedback on AHDB’s strategy

Farmers, growers and processors have until the end of January to formally comment on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) new five-year strategy 2021 - 2026. AHDB published its strategy for consultation in December, outlining commitments to...

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Food sector now eligible for free Covid-19 testing

Food sector now eligible for free Covid-19 testing

Food and farming businesses can now register for free Covid-19 workplace testing, according to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Businesses with a minimum of 50 employees can now register for Government-funded lateral flow tests for...

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Industry welcomes Skills for Jobs white paper

Industry welcomes Skills for Jobs white paper

Businesses and organisations within the food sector have welcomed the Government’s ‘Skills for Jobs’ initiative which will see a £65 million fund to boost post-16 education. The Skills for Jobs White Paper, published last week, includes a series of measures, such as a...

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René Hansen appointed MD of Bettcher GmbH

René Hansen appointed MD of Bettcher GmbH

Bettcher GmbH, the European subsidiary of food equipment supplier firm Bettcher Industries, has appointed René T. Hansen as managing director. Hansen has been with the company since July 2018, working as international sales manager. In addition, he has more than 30...

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Dr Ruth Hussey to take over as interim FSA chair

Dr Ruth Hussey to take over as interim FSA chair

Dr Ruth Hussey CB, OBE, DL has been appointed as interim chair of the Food Standards Agency from 1st February 2021 for up to three months, in order to allow time for the chair recruitment to conclude. She will be taking over from Heather Hancock, who will be standing...

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Brexit insight

Defra announces £23m emergency fund for seafood sector

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a £23 million emergency fund for seafood exporters impacted by Brexit delays. Each business will be able to claim up to £100,000 if they are able to prove “genuine loss” in exporting fish...

Industry bodies warn of increased costs to food supply chains

The UK’s exit from the EU has the potential to increase food supply chain costs and cause further disruption to Northern Ireland’s retailers, according to the Future Relationship with the European Union Committee. The committee held an evidence session yesterday to...

Supermarkets hit out at NI food shortages

In a letter to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, Supermarket chiefs have called for ‘urgent intervention’ to prevent further disruption to Northern Ireland food supplies. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have teamed up to highlight...

Industry welcomes Brexit agreement

Trade organisations across the food industry have welcomed the historic Brexit agreement which was finally reached between the UK and the European Union (EU). Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the deal on Christmas Eve and the process of ratifying the agreement...

Historic trade deal agreed between UK and EU

After protracted negotiations, an historic post-Brexit trade deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK. The Government announced today on Christmas Eve that a deal had been reached, although it still has to be fully ratified by EU member states and in the UK...

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