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Aldi is launching a trial of paper or compostable carrier bags in all of its 830 UK stores. From July half of all Aldi stores in the UK will offer paper bags and the rest will offer compostable carrier bags. At the end of the trial, the option most popular with...read more
New analysis from GMB union shows households could face a 17% surge in grocery shopping basket costs, with hundreds of pounds extra on food and drink bills if the UK leaves the EU with a ‘no deal’. The figures show a family's weekly shop could rocket by more than £800...read more
An investigation is underway into cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches, after cases of listeria infection were found in six seriously ill hospital patients in England. Three of these patients have sadly died. Public Health England (PHE), The Food...read more
Sainsbury’s has committed to cutting a further 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year which includes removing 489 tonnes’ worth of plastic bags that are currently used for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items. The retailer will be removing plastic bags for these items...read more
Coeliac UK, the UK charity for people who need to live gluten free, along with Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, have £180k available for research and are inviting applications from UK businesses and researchers. Coeliac UK in collaboration with Innovate UK are...read more
The Academy of Cheese, an organisation promoting cheese knowledge and expertise in the UK, has secured funding to develop its Level 3 programme of professional accreditation. The Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust awarded £15,000 towards the Academy’s programme, to be...read more
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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