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UK organic sales outperforming non-organic

UK organic sales outperforming non-organic
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 ...
13-09-2013 04:43 AM | News, Supermarkets
Salmonella outbreak in England and Wales investigated
An outbreak of an unusual type of salmonella infection, Salmonella Typhimurium, across England and Wales is being investigated by health officers. ...
12-09-2013 04:11 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity, says report
The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natu...
12-09-2013 03:56 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Produce, Sheep, Supermarkets
Cameron refuses to return red meat levy to Scotland
In a letter to First Minister Alex Salmond, Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to return to Scotland the levy income paid by Scots livestock pro...
11-09-2013 03:07 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Retailers must back British fruit and veg, says NFU
Retailers must work with growers to ensure consumers have better access to British fruit and vegetables, the NFU said today as it issued a fresh call ...
03-09-2013 04:51 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Farm group 'disappointed' over level of lamb imports to Tesco and Asda
The lamb season needs more retailer support according to the National Farmers' Union who found 'disappointing' levels of imports in Tesco and Asda sto...
Foundations for next food scandal being laid as retailers move away from shorter supply chains
The foundations for the next food scandal are already being laid by some retailers as they edge away from shorter supply chains that were promised fol...
22-07-2013 02:29 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Horse DNA detected in meat pie from Latvia
A frozen meat pie product that was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale. The pie is a Galdin Klajies product manufactured in La...
18-07-2013 03:12 AM | News, Supermarkets
Asda recalls own-brand Curried Chicken Snack
Asda is recalling its own-brand Curried Chicken Snack Pack with a 'use by' date of 17 July 2013 on a precautionary basis because Listeria monocytogene...
17-07-2013 01:54 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Network of fraudulent companies behind horsemeat scandal - MPs
Influential MPs believe a complex and highly organised network of companies fraudulently mislabelling meat is behind the horsemeat scandal. MPs hav...
17-07-2013 01:36 AM | Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Big four supermarket chains 'under pressure'
The big four supermarkets are 'under pressure' as a result of long-term market polarisation, according to latest grocery figures published today. A...
15-07-2013 17:13 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
FUW slams Tesco beef labelling plans
The Farmers’ Union of Wales today hit out at Tesco’s proposals to introduce an “Irish-born, British-finished” label which will add to consumer confusi...
11-07-2013 01:37 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
More businesses displaying top food hygiene ratings, research shows
New research shows the number of food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland displaying Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) stickers and cert...
10-07-2013 00:30 AM | Cattle, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Consumers want to know how their food is produced, study shows
New independent research, published today, shows that eight out of ten UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat...
08-07-2013 22:48 PM | Crops, News, Supermarkets
Cider consumption continues to soar
Consumption of cider has increased by 50% in the past decade. In addition to courting emerging cider markets such as the US, there remains significant...
08-07-2013 02:57 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Food industry needs improved intelligence after horsemeat, FSA warns
Professor Pat Troop has completed her independent review of the Food Standards Agency’s response to the adulteration of processed beef products with h...
04-07-2013 14:11 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Fruit and vegetable consumption falls despite gov't efforts
Despite efforts by governments to promote the benefits of a healthy diet, consumption of fruit & vegetables in Western Europe and the US has declined ...
02-07-2013 19:09 PM | Appointments, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Tesco appoints new agricultural director
Tesco has today announced the appointment of Tom Hind as its new Agriculture Director. Hind, who has more than 15 years of experience working for the ...
01-07-2013 08:27 AM | Feed and Forage, News, Supermarkets
Pressure group accuses Tesco of breaking promise on GM Feed
A pressure group has accused supermarket giant Tesco of breaking a promise to customers by abandoning its requirement that egg producers use only non-...
28-06-2013 09:02 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
EFSA calls for change to meat inspections
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made a number of recommendations for improving meat inspection procedures to better protect consumers, a...
27-06-2013 11:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Organic, Supermarkets
Tesco accused of 'breaking promises' on GM feed
Anti-GM group GM Freeze have accused Tesco of breaking a promise to phase out GM animal feed, thereby 'breaking commitments made in the company's soci...
26-06-2013 12:33 PM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Supermarket watchdog powers come into force
The powers of a new independent supermarket watchdog have come into force and has been welcomed as a 'dawn of a new chapter of fairer dealing', accord...
24-06-2013 13:26 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Organic, Supermarkets
Supermarkets not doing enough for farmers, group says
Supermarkets should do a lot better to support farmers who have been troubled by this year's cold spring coupled with last year's wet seasons, accordi...
19-06-2013 09:34 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Retailers back new food labelling scheme
Retailers are today pledging strong support to a national pack labelling scheme which offers customers nutritional information on the food they buy. ...
13-06-2013 13:23 PM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets, Cattle
More results of beef product testing published
The Food Standards Agency is today confirming it has received a further 19,050 industry results from testing beef products for horse DNA. The Agency h...
07-06-2013 10:52 AM | News, Supermarkets
NFU meets with minister to push for effective supermarket adjudicator
As the UK's recently appointed supermarket adjudicator will begin accepting evidence by the end of this month, farming organisations are seeking to en...
07-06-2013 10:28 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Shoppers duped by misleading labelling
Shoppers looking to support local farmers are being misled into buying imported produce as a result of ineffective rules around product labelling. ...
06-06-2013 09:18 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Supermarkets, Arable
Report seen as 'game changer' for future UK food production
Faced with the need to find a ‘game-changing’ solution to secure the future competitiveness of UK farming, a number of leading industry organisations ...
05-06-2013 11:58 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Horsemeat scandal causes Tesco sales drop
Food sales at supermarket giant Tesco have seen a fall over the past three months due to the horsemeat scandal. "A small but discernible impact on ...
05-06-2013 10:37 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Muller Wiseman dairies confirm 32.27ppl milk price
Müller Wiseman Dairies has confirmed that its new Müller Wiseman Formula Price, announced last week, will return 32.27ppl in its first quarter, from J...
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24-09-2014 10:34 AM
Tesco cuts price paid to dairy farmers
Tesco has today confirmed it will cut the price it will pay to British dairy farmers for six months ...
26-09-2014 07:13 AM
UK organic sales outperforming non-organic
The UK's organic grocery market is showing accelerated growth and outperforming non-organic sales in...
25-09-2014 10:39 AM
Arla cuts milk price paid to farmers
Arla Foods has announced a cut of 1.67ppl for its milk price paid to UK farmers. In addition, the...
25-09-2014 08:03 AM
Put farmers at the centre of global talks, Kendall urges
Peter Kendall, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), joined the UN Climate Summit in N...
26-09-2014 07:06 AM
Plans to scrap badger cull a 'populist move', says Hargreaves
On so many welfare issues politicians are 'in danger of taking the view that if it's not popular it'...