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Jane King to step down as AHDB CEO

Jane King to step down as AHDB CEO

After almost six years as CEO at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Jane King has decided that the next 12 months will be her last in the role. Now that the new five-year strategy and business plans are nearly complete and will be shortly out...

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FSS opens public consultation on draft strategy for 2021-2026

FSS opens public consultation on draft strategy for 2021-2026

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has opened a public consultation on its proposals for its new strategy for 2021-26. The draft strategy is titled ‘Protecting Scotland in a Changing Food Environment’ and identifies FSS’s proposed key priorities for the next five years....

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FSA to hold risk analysis and UK food authorisation webinars

FSA to hold risk analysis and UK food authorisation webinars

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced a series of free webinars in November which will cover risk analysis and UK authorisation of substances in food and feed after the Transition Period. From 1 January 2021, new processes will be in place to provide food...

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New study highlights importance of cold chain market to UK

New study highlights importance of cold chain market to UK

According to a report by the Cold Chain Federation (CCF), cold storage in the UK accounts for around 12% of total warehouse space, with a further 16.7 million sq ft currently under construction to cater for growing occupier demand. The CCF says both Brexit and the...

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FMT Awards entry deadline fast approaching

FMT Awards entry deadline fast approaching

The food industry has until the 2nd November to nominate their products and cast their votes for the Food Management Today Industry Awards. For product nominations there are total of nine categories available: Most Innovative Packaging Development Best Frozen Product...

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Brexit insight

Food industry “concerned” by PM’s no-deal comments

Key figures across the food industry have issued concern after Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the UK could be heading for a no-deal Brexit. Speaking after a summit last week, which Johnson had previously said was the deadline for a deal, he said that trade...

NFU president meets with Prime Minister to discuss British standards

National Farmers Union (NFU) president, Minette Batters, has met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the need for action to safeguard British farming’s standards in trade policy. Batters urged the Prime Minister to increase the parliamentary scrutiny of trade...

NFU responds to Agriculture Bill vote

The president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), Minette Batters, has hit out at the decision to reject the latest round of amendments to the Agriculture Bill, saying that the future of British food and farming is at stake. On Monday 12th October, MPs voted against...

British standards compromised in Agriculture Bill vote

The latest round of amendments to the Agriculture Bill which aimed to protect British food and animal welfare standards in any post-Brexit trade deals has been rejected by MPs. The amendments, which included giving the new Trade and Agriculture Commission the power to...

CIEH calls on Government to protect standards in Trade Bill

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has urged the Government to commit fully to protecting the UK’s food and environmental standards in the Trade Bill currently making its way through parliament. The Trade Bill provides the legislative framework for...

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