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Food and Drink Federation appoints chief operating officer

Food and Drink Federation appoints chief operating officer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the appointment of Tim Rycroft to the role of chief operating officer (COO). Rycroft joined FDF in September 2015 as director of corporate affairs. In this new role, Rycroft will provide direct support to FDF chief...

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Technology cannot replace border checks on food post Brexit

Technology cannot replace border checks on food post Brexit

Claims that UK border issues can be resolved in the event of a no-deal Brexit through technology have been described as ‘misguided’ and ‘irresponsible’. The Chartered institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has responded to a series of statements from politicians...

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Tesco unveils Jack’s discount chain

Tesco unveils Jack’s discount chain

Tesco has now confirmed the launch of its new discount store brand, Jack’s, inspired by and named after the supermarket’s founder, Jack Cohen. The launch of Jack’s is part of Tesco’s centenary celebrations which will see the business mark 100 years serving British...

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FMT Food Awards product judging in full swing

FMT Food Awards product judging in full swing

The Food Management Today Industry Awards product judging is taking place this week and the judges have said they are impressed by the calibre of the entries received. Products have been nominated by the food industry into multiple categories, including: Best Dairy...

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Major shareholder rejects Unilever relocation plan

Major shareholder rejects Unilever relocation plan

One of the top shareholders in Unilever has said it will vote against the firm's plan to move its headquarters to the Netherlands. Major British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company Unilever, which manufactures products such as Marmite, is relocating to the...

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Technology cannot replace border checks on food post Brexit

Claims that UK border issues can be resolved in the event of a no-deal Brexit through technology have been described as ‘misguided’ and ‘irresponsible’. The Chartered institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has responded to a series of statements from politicians...

Defra to ‘fall short’ of Brexit promises

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is reported to have made good progress in its preparations for exiting the EU, but still faces an enormous challenge. The newly published National Audit Office (NAO) has assessed how Defra is implementing...

Government approach towards food safety criticised

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Lord Bassam have strongly criticised the Government for its approach towards food safety in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. There has been strong pressure on the Government to clarify its approach to both food...

Food figures respond to Government’s no-deal Brexit notices

Responding to the Government’s newly published set of ‘no-deal’ Brexit Technical Notices, the Food and Drink Federation along with other industry representatives have expressed their concerns. Today (23rd August), the Government released a publication of guidance on...

Food bills could rise 12% post-Brexit

The UK’s largest supermarkets have issued a stark warning that a no-deal Brexit would force up the price of the average weekly shopping trolley by as much as 12%. According to the retailers, some staples are expected to rise considerably more because of tariffs. For...

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