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Businesses must ‘step up to the plate’ to cut food waste

Businesses in the retail and foodservice sector have been urged by the government to take ‘ground-breaking action’ to reduce the mountain of food waste produced in the UK.

Huffkins bakery secures first export deal in Japan

Cotswolds bakery Huffkins has secured its first export contract, with its fruitcakes, shortbread and branded going on sale in Japan.

GM ‘super wheat’ trial approved by Defra

Researchers have been given the go-ahead to carry out field trials of genetically modified (GM) wheat in Hertfordshire.

New use-by date guidance set to reduce sandwich waste

Tonnes of sandwiches and other chilled food that would have gone to waste may now be made available for charity use under new ‘use-by’ date guidance.

Good availability boosts use of home-grown wheat

Greater availability of home-grown milling grade wheat and a reduced competitiveness of imports has boosted the use of GB wheat.

NFU specialist reminds manufacturers over product recall issues

Paul Shattock, food and drink sector specialist at commercial insurer the National Farmers Union - trading as NFU Mutual - has reminded manufacturers of the importance of risk management to avoid product recall issues on a global scale.

FDF appeals to May over Brexit

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has outlined the industry’s key priorities in the Brexit negotiations in an open letter to incoming prime minister Theresa May.

Defra urges manufacturers to apply for PDOs

UK manufacturers are to be encouraged to apply for protected status for their regional speciality food and drink names, according to Elizabeth Truss, minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The 'Not in our bread' campaign has been fired up by The Soil Association
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Bread industry hits back at 'misleading' pesticide campaign

A campaign to stop UK bread manufacturers using the pesticide glyphosate has been branded ‘misleading’ for targeting bread. 

Cornish Pasty claims dismissed

The European Commission and Defra have dismissed reports that protection for EU products such as Cornish pasties could be weakened under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement.

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