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Retailers publish low campylobacter in poultry findings

Retailers publish low campylobacter in poultry findings

Retailers across the UK have published their latest findings following regular testing for campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens. The period covered was Q4 - October to December last year. Figures reveal that on average, across the major...

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Theresa May to ask EU for Brexit delay

Theresa May to ask EU for Brexit delay

During yet another historic evening at Westminster, MPs voted by 413 to 202 (a majority of 211) for the Prime Minister to ask the EU for a delay to the Brexit deadline. The vote means that the UK may not now leave on 29th March as planned. Mrs May said that Brexit...

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Fish continues to flourish

Fish continues to flourish

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel has shown that chilled fish continues with solid value and volume growth in the 12 weeks to 24th February. In the latest meat, fish and poultry (MFP) market update, the renaissance of chilled fish...

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Commons vote creates industry concern

Commons vote creates industry concern

Westminster saw MPs rejecting the idea of Britain leaving the EU without a deal last night (13/3/19) and clearing the way for Brexit to be delayed. In response, Theresa May said there was a clear majority against a no-deal Brexit, but that the legal default, if no...

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Publication of no-deal import tariff schedule

Publication of no-deal import tariff schedule

The Government has published its import tariff schedule which indicates surcharge levels that will apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Responding to the details made available today, NFU President Minette Batters said: "While we are relieved that we are finally...

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Brexit insight

Yorkshire farmer confirmed as new Minister of State for Agriculture

Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill has been appointed to the role of Minister of State for Agriculture at Defra. Mr Goodwill was formerly Minister of State at the Department for Education from June 2017 to January 2018, but was sacked from the post on 9th...

Ambassador defends US approach to food and farming.

Following on from his controversial article in Saturdays Daily Telegraph, which generated considerable media coverage over the weekend, Woody Johnson the US Ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that criticism of US food standards was ‘designed to reduce not increase...

Grocery growth steady as Brexit deadline looms

As Brexit uncertainty intensifies, the latest grocery market share figures, published from Kantar Worldpanel, shows year-on-year supermarket sales growth of 1.9% during the 12 weeks to 24th February 2019. Overall, grocery volumes rose by 1.2% in the 4 weeks which is...

Consumers concerned at ‘Brexit Effect’ on food standards

According to a new ‘St. David’s Day poll’ over half of UK consumers are concerned that food which is farmed to lower standards than home-produced fare might be imported after Brexit. This was one of the top findings of a major opinion poll conducted by pollsters BMG...

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