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Ministers urged to delay non-Brexit consultations

The UK’s food and drink industry has urged the government to pause current and planned consultations or risk trade associations not responding.

Warm weather set to take toll on EU wheat yields

EU crop yields have been revised downwards following unusually warm and dry weather in much of Europe.

Tale of two export markets: cake booms as bread falls

Exports of UK-produced cakes have soared almost 20% year on year in the past quarter – but bread exports have slumped 15%.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

‘Low prices of SMP have reduced the profitability of butter’

Michael Liberty, market analyst at Mintec, on the background to today’s soaring butter prices – and what the future might hold

10 steps to ‘best Brexit outcome’ for food industry

Food industry groups including the Federation of Bakers and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers have set out 10 Brexit negotiation priorities to protect the food and farming sector.

Tackling industry skills shortage ‘never more urgent’, warns FDF

More support is needed from government to tackle the skills shortage in the food and drink industry, a new report by the Food & Drink Federation has urged.

US winter wheat plantings lowest in more than 100 years

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Bakery associations warn government food prices will rise without EU workers

A number of bakery associations are among a list of 30 food representatives that have signed an open letter calling on the government to reassure EU workers about their right to work in the UK.

Autumn Statement: FDF boss Ian Wright responds

FDF director general Ian Wright has said an effective partnership between the industry and government has “never been more important”.

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