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Listeria investigation linked to pre-packed sandwiches

Listeria investigation linked to pre-packed sandwiches

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...

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Academy of Cheese secures funding for Heritage Project

Academy of Cheese secures funding for Heritage Project

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...

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Brexit insight

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...

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...

Farming and food industry respond to ‘meaningful’ vote defeat

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...

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...

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...

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