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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

NFU urges Government to back British farming in trade deals

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on politicians to give Parliament a say on how future trade deals impact British food and farming. The 9th September marks ‘Back British Farming’ day and the NFU has published a new report that showcases the high standards...

Dimbleby outlines part one of National Food Strategy

Following the announcement of the Government’s plans to tackle obesity within the UK, Henry Dimbleby has called for more to be done in order to support healthier diets in the first part of the National Food Strategy. The National Food Strategy was commissioned by the...

Truss says US trade deal won’t mean lower standards

International trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said the UK is not prepared to compromise on food standards in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. Truss told the BBC: “We will not be negotiating that away as part of a trade deal. "It is against the law to import...

Truss announces new Trade and Agriculture Commission

A Trade and Agriculture Commission to help inform a post-Brexit trade policy has been announced by international secretary, Liz Truss and broadly welcomed by the industry. Truss said the new Commission would not be another quango or regulator and would be strictly...

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