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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Following the Prime Minister’s defeat in regard to her Brexit deal on 12th March, Presidents of the UK’s four farming unions have urged MPs to take whatever measures are necessary to remove the possibility of leaving the EU without an agreement. NFU President Minette...read more
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...read more
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...
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...
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...
In a newspaper article over the weekend, the US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, has claimed that the EU's ‘Museum of Agriculture’ approach was not sustainable. He also stated that American farmers are ‘the future of farming.’ Published in Saturday’s Daily...
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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