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Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb

Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb
30-07-2014 05:29 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Country of origin of foods study published
The Food Standards Agency is today publishing the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study ...
23-07-2014 12:58 PM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
No horse meat found in latest industry and EU testing
The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published today found no horse meat DNA in meat products at or above the 1% reporting thr...
15-07-2014 17:05 PM | News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, has strongly criticised Tesco’s decision to heavily promote New Zealand lamb in the middle of the prime season for Brit...
UK farming policy needs overhaul to tackle future problems, report says
Major changes are needed to the UK's food and farming policy if it is to combat food poverty, obesity and environmental problems of the future, accord...
14-07-2014 11:05 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Significant differences between organic and non-organic food, study shows
Organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops, according to a team of resear...
11-06-2014 06:39 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef representatives meet to discuss reduction in regulation
Representatives of English beef and lamb met with the minister responsible for Food and Agriculture, George Eustice MP, to discuss ending the splittin...
11-06-2014 05:57 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef 'top of the agenda' for UK farming unions
Farming union leaders from the whole of the UK have met in London for a Presidential Summit on the current beef situation. Discussing wide ranging ...
05-06-2014 12:40 PM | Cattle, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers threaten protest over falling beef prices
The dramatic fall in the beef price over the past few months is a major concern for the livestock industry and pressure group Farmers for Action have ...
04-06-2014 08:51 AM | News, Supermarkets
Price competition cause slowdown in grocery market growth
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 25 May 2014, show a slowdown in grocery market gr...
26-05-2014 03:03 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Gap between beef retail and farmgate prices 'cannot continue'
NFU Cymru Livestock Board members have called on the rest of the supply chain to restore confidence and stability to the beef price following the dram...
22-05-2014 06:08 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Gloucestershire farmers launch meat traceability scheme
Two Gloucestershire farmers, Clifford Freeman and Matthew Rymer, have ignited a growing ‘Happerley Farmed’ movement among producers, butchers and chef...
20-05-2014 02:55 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Supermarkets warned to support British beef
FUW president Emyr Jones has written to UK supermarkets reiterating the need to support Welsh and British beef through loyalty and sustainable prices....
15-05-2014 01:56 AM | News, Supermarkets
Retailers face anonymous complaints if they breach grocery code of practice
Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through a new sch...
14-05-2014 10:40 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Halal meat labelling 'could fuel prejudice', says veterinary association
Calls to label meat products with information about animal welfare at slaughter could be hijacked by prejudice, according to the British Veterinary As...
12-05-2014 02:16 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
'Beef prices must increase to ensure producer confidence' - FUW
A joint meeting of the Farmers' Union of Wales' livestock, wool and marts and the hill farming and marginal land committees has warned that action mus...
07-05-2014 09:47 AM | News, Supermarkets
Major retailers forced to change change strategy as growth slows
The British grocery market has grown just 1.9%, the lowest level for at least 11 years, according to latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. This l...
29-04-2014 02:23 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Dairy-produced beef under the spotlight
Beef production from the dairy herd to benefit the industry as a whole will come under the spotlight at this year's NBA Beef Expo. Beef Expo’s the...
23-04-2014 08:15 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Beef industry 'needs long term investment', says NFU
The National Farmers' Union is calling on more people to eat British beef as production falls around four percent in recent times. The union is callin...
FSA confirms new European horse meat tests
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tests of beef products for horse meat contamination. The tests have been reque...
09-04-2014 05:16 AM | Finance, News, Supermarkets
Losses for big four supermarkets, latest figures show
Latest grocery share figures have shown what appears to be a dramatic market slowdown, with growth of only 0.6%. Kantar Worldpanel estimates that E...
01-04-2014 05:19 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, News, NFU
NFU urged to encourage farmers to work with restaurants
Angelus Restaurant and Bar’s owner Thierry Tomasin is urging for more momentum from the NFU in the driving of local farmers to work more closely with ...
'Buy from local butchers', as National Butcher's Week begins
People are being encouraged to buy from their local butcher as part of National Butchers’ Week. This year’s awareness-raising campaign focuses on e...
17-03-2014 06:04 AM | Cattle, Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Meat consumption 'in decline' following rising costs and horsemeat scandal
Rising prices and the exposure of the horsemeat scandal in early 2013 have contributed to a declining demand for meat in the UK, according to a new ma...
14-03-2014 04:45 AM | Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce
MEPs object to new labelling rules
Parliament opposed the Commission's proposed definition of “engineered nanomaterials” – tiny particles added to foods – in a vote on Wednesday. MEPs s...
13-03-2014 01:51 AM | Market Reports, News, Organic, Supermarkets
Pressure on big four supermarkets 'intensifies'
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show new records set by Waitrose and Aldi as pressure on the big four supermarkets intensifies...
Harper Adams conference links farming, science and nutritional food value
Harper Adams University is set to host the 2014 Frank Arden Memorial Conference on 24 April, supported by the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. ...
06-03-2014 04:44 AM | Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Supermarkets urged not to 'devalue food' with price wars
Supermarkets have been urged not to 'devalue food' by entering into price wars which have the potential to undermine British farmers, according to agr...
05-03-2014 04:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Supermarkets
Diversification can help farmers increase income
Three free events are being staged next month to highlight how diversifying into horticulture can help farmers increase their income and meet a rising...
26-02-2014 02:49 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Supermarkets under pressure to sell more British food
Retailers should show more support to British farming by stocking more British food, National Farmers' Union President Peter Kendall said today. A ...
06-02-2014 08:47 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Figures show 'very little' increase in Polish beef imports
With weakening cattle prices of late, many have been quick to point the finger at Polish beef imports. The evidence does not however, back up the s...
Horsemeat scandal triggers local produce boom
Meat producers are reporting a significant increase in sales over the last year as consumers continue to buy locally, one year on from the horsemeat s...
What's changed since the horse meat scandal broke?
One year ago consumers were shocked to find out that what they thought was beef – was actually horse. The horse meat scandal gave charities a chanc...
16-01-2014 00:36 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Yorkshire company sees 20% sales increase after horsemeat scandal
Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has seen a 20% rise in sales of its products in ASDA stores across the North of England since the beginning of the Horsem...
16-01-2014 00:29 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Union builds on consumer demand for Scottish food
NFU Scotland is building on its ShelfWatch campaign to specifically look at the availability of Scottish meat on Scottish retailer shelves. One yea...
15-01-2014 03:32 AM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, Dairy, News, Pigs, Sheep, Supermarkets
UK's protected food names 'boost EU economy'
More than 60 unique British foods have now achieved protected status to help safeguard the products and deliver boosts to the economy. Anglesey Sea...
17-12-2013 12:11 PM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Meat labelling rules will confuse shoppers, farming groups warn
The NFU and NPA say that new European Commission rules on food labelling may lead to massive confusion for British shoppers keen to buy meat produced ...
16-12-2013 12:03 PM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Produce, Sheep, Supermarkets
Regulation tops farmers' concerns for 2014
A new survey has revealed regulation, high input costs and the impact of CAP reform top the list of things farmers’ believe will have negative impacts...
13-12-2013 10:57 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Look after UK suppliers as imported lamb drops, NSA urges
Retailers in the UK are being urged to create stronger trading relationships with domestic lamb suppliers to prevent reliance on New Zealand imports. ...
11-12-2013 11:16 AM | Finance, News, Supermarkets
Sainsbury's announces £1m farming investment
Sainsbury's has announced over £1 million worth of investments to 700 of its farmers and suppliers at an annual farming conference. The 13 allocat...
11-12-2013 10:54 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Supermarkets
Supermarkets step up to the mark after Horsegate
Two surveys researching the amount of British meat on supermarket shelves has shown retailers have increased their support for UK-farmed pork, lamb an...
09-12-2013 11:54 AM | Sheep, Supermarkets, Cattle, Meat Processing, News
Retailers stocking more British beef but 'more needs to be done'
Latest figures released by EBLEX have revealed the average percentage of British beef and lamb on supermarket shelves has shown a 'marked improvement'...
New US meat labelling rules take effect Saturday
This Saturday, new regulations are scheduled to take effect that will require meat producers to list many details on their packaging, such as the coun...
21-11-2013 01:51 AM | News, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Tesco launches Future Farmer Foundation
Tesco has launched a project aimed at supporting the next generation of farmers in the UK, called the Future Farmer Foundation, by helping them embark...
18-11-2013 16:03 PM | News, Poultry, Supermarkets
Supermarket customers say that Tesco does not care about the food it sells
Two thirds of customers say they think Tesco does not care about the food it sells - an indication of how the horse meat scandal has damaged faith in ...
13-11-2013 09:43 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
NFU urges shelf life extensions for lamb
Extending the shelf life of lamb will allow the UK to compete effectively with markets in New Zealand and Australia, according NFU's Sion Aron Jones w...
01-11-2013 09:51 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Horse DNA detected in canned beef from Romania
The FSA has been informed that a batch of canned sliced beef that was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale. Horse meat is not i...
Split in responsibilities 'led to confusion' at height of horse meat scandal, says report
A report by the National Audit Office has found that, while arrangements for identifying risks to food safety are effective, similar arrangements for ...
04-10-2013 06:49 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Sheep association calls for 'urgent' meeting with Tesco chief
The National Sheep Association chief executive has requested an 'urgent' face-to-face meeting with Tesco chief Philip Clarke after comments made by cu...
24-09-2013 14:24 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Major supermarket chains 'have to respond to increasing pressure', says report
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 15 September 2013, show the big four supermarkets und...
20-09-2013 07:01 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Food testing to be stepped up
Food traceability experts believe that establishing the true geographical origin of products is now essential if consumer confidence in food is to be ...
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