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EU announces emergency support after Russian ban

EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
22-03-2013 16:38 PM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Tesco confirms price rise for dairy farmers
700 farmers who make up the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group will receive a rise in the price they are paid for their milk to 32.77ppl, the supermarket c...
22-03-2013 15:51 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Hungarian horse meat labelled as beef
Lancashire County Council has identified traces of horse meat imported from Hungary that was labelled as beef, the Food Standards Agency has confirmed...
19-03-2013 17:58 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Bagged salad caused May 2012 infection outbreak
The Health Protection Agency has published findings of an investigation into an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infection that affected around 300 people ...
19-03-2013 09:40 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Food sustainability report launched
A new report has highlighted that the food industry is looking for ways to measure how sustainably its ingredients are grown and produced, providing a...
12-03-2013 13:09 PM | Cattle, News, Produce, Supermarkets
MEP attacks Paterson for mishandling horsemeat scandal
Environmental Secretary Owen Paterson has been criticised in the European Parliament for his handling of the horsemeat scandal. UKIP MEP Stuart Agn...
08-03-2013 09:45 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, Cattle, News
NFU and Tesco discuss 'British meat' pledges
The NFU has met with Tesco representatives to discuss its recent pledge to source meat 'closer to home' and to build partnerships with British farmers...
07-03-2013 09:27 AM | News, Supermarkets
Charity launches European supermarket survey
Welfare charity Compassion in World Farming is extending its supermarket survey across Europe, enabling European retailers to benchmark their farm ani...
More robust checks needed for imported meat
A more robust system is needed to ensure imported food meets British standards, according to Agrantec. Following the recent scandals over horsemeat...
01-03-2013 19:42 PM | News, Supermarkets
Retail Consortium completes minced beef tests
The British Retail Consortium has reported no new positive results for horse meat in their tests on processed minced beef products from supermarkets. ...
27-02-2013 16:30 PM | News, Supermarkets
Supermarket adjudicator bill nears completion
MPs have today voted to approve the report stage of the bill to create a Groceries Code Adjudicator. "This is the culmination of fourteen years of ...
27-02-2013 13:08 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Work starts on new meat processing facility
Work has started on a new 8,000 square metre abattoir and meat processing facility in Hortonwood, Telford, which should be operational by July 2013, j...
27-02-2013 10:45 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Tesco makes pledge as Kendall calls for major shift in supply chains
Shorter supply chains and British sourced beef is needed as the horse meat scandal shows failings in the current system according to NFU President Pet...
27-02-2013 07:49 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Shoppers want more British food, research says
Customers want to see more British food on supermarket shelves in wake of the horsemeat scandal, according to research. More than 82% of shoppers a...
25-02-2013 13:08 PM | Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Cheap food culture has 'become outdated' says beef association
The cheap food culture that has dominated the UK over the past 30 years has become outdated, said the National Beef Association who predicted farmers ...
21-02-2013 16:42 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Products withdrawn as more horse meat found
Testing carried out by Powys County Council has shown three samples of beef burgers made by catering supplier The Burger Manufacturing Company (BMC) h...
19-02-2013 10:00 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Supermarkets adopted 'bullying culture' says Mallon
Supermarkets and the public are paying the price for the purchasing tactics deployed by retailers for decades according to the National Beef Associati...
18-02-2013 19:12 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Retailers to publish more meat testing results
Retailers have confirmed to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson that they expect the majority of their tests on processed beef products to be complete...
18-02-2013 11:09 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Horse meat: don't blame supermarkets, Iceland chief says
Iceland chief executive Malcolm Walker has said the horse meat scandal is a problem created by local authorities and the catering industry, but farmin...
15-02-2013 13:42 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Retailers publish meat testing results
Retailers have carried out over a thousand tests on processed beef products in the last three weeks in the midst of the horse meat scandal, according ...
14-02-2013 15:32 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
FUW urges consumers to buy Welsh PGI meat
The Welsh farming industry is 'appalled over the developments surrounding the mis-labelling of horsemeat' that have taken place, a Farmers' Union of W...
14-02-2013 06:28 AM | Supermarkets, News
Sainsbury's launch pharmaceutical farm survey
A number of free range egg producers who supply eggs for Sainbury's have been informed that the supermarket chain is conducting a survey of pharmaceut...
12-02-2013 19:19 PM | Cattle, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Police raid slaughterhouse on eve of EU meeting
Police and food standards officials have raided premises in West Yorkshire and Wales on the eve of an EU emergency meeting. Property has been detai...
11-02-2013 14:52 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
'Supermarket greed' caused horse meat scandal, says NPA
'Supermarket greed' is to blame for the horse meat scandal while farmers suffer as a result, according to the National Pig Association. Traceabilit...
08-02-2013 13:41 PM | Cattle, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Contaminated 'beef product' fiasco continues
Traceability standards for beef products are once again the subject of debate as news emerged over the content of Findus' beef lasagne. "This is a ...
22-01-2013 13:03 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef farmers press retailers on packaging labels
Beef farmers in Northern Ireland are persuading retailers not to skip product information on retail package labels. The move follows revelations th...
21-01-2013 18:10 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Organic, Supermarkets
Tacon appointed as new supermarket adjudicator
Former Co-operative farms managing director Christine Tacon has been appointed by the government to head the first Groceries Code Adjudicator. The ...
17-01-2013 15:20 PM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef Association raises labeling concerns
Confirmations that beefburgers sold in Irish and British supermarkets contained up to 29% horsemeat means retailers must pay closer attention to the l...
12-01-2013 09:17 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
FUW attacks Asda over lamb supplier switch
The Farmers' Union of Wales has criticised supermarket chain Asda for dropping a Welsh lamb processing plant from its list of suppliers. The union ...
11-01-2013 14:11 PM | Finance, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Sainsbury's raises lamb price for farmers
Sainsbury's has pledged to increase the amount it pays for lamb until the end of February at more than 60p/kg above the market rate. The announceme...
17-12-2012 14:10 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Frozen food firms continue buy-and-build strategy
The mature European frozen foods market is characterised by modest growth and challenged by growing consumer preference for fresh products. Still,...
04-12-2012 14:02 PM | Finance, News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Supermarket adjudicator granted powers to fine retailers
Powers to fine retailers who unfairly treat their suppliers will be given to the new supermarket adjudicator, the government announced today. The ...
03-12-2012 09:09 AM | Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Supplier and retailer relationship questioned as food prices rise
Price volatility for food and drink raw materials mean supermarkets and their suppliers 'must work closer together' according to professional services...
30-11-2012 18:01 PM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Ugly veg rule change means more produce on sale
Over three hundred thousand tonnes of British produce, enough to fill 2,500 Boeing 747-400 freight planes, is estimated to have reached supermarket sh...
26-11-2012 09:00 AM | News, Organic, Pigs, Produce, Supermarkets
Bacon launches with double award success
A brand new Cornish bacon is launched this week having secured two food industry awards. The ‘Cornish Sweetheart’ streaky bacon, developed by the K...
22-11-2012 12:27 PM | News, Poultry, Supermarkets
Morrisons moves away from 100% British poultry meat
Supermarket chain Morrisons is moving away form stocking 100 percent British poultry meat, a decision that has been described as 'disappointing for th...
21-11-2012 10:53 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Vion withdrawal 'will result in farming uncertainty'
Dutch food producer Vion NV, which employs 13,000 people in 38 sites around the UK, is to sell its UK operations. The group runs abattoirs and proc...
20-11-2012 15:33 PM | News, NFU, Produce, Supermarkets
Supermarket adjudicator 'must have power to fine'
Farming groups have called for 'improvements' to the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill as it is set to become law. The Bill had its second reading in...
14-11-2012 11:44 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Dairy costs 'increasing at alarming rate' as union leaders meet
Representatives of UK farming groups met in Cardiff this week to discuss the future of the dairy industry. During the two-day meet, representatives...
17-10-2012 09:02 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Supermarket watchdog must have power to fine, say activists
Activists today will stage a demonstration to highlight the need for the government to ensure the new supermarket watchdog being introduced has the po...
Tesco makes switch as supermarket label campaign launched
A new campaign encouraging people to take photos of poor food labels or merchandising and upload them to Facebook has been launched today. The NFU...
31-07-2012 17:43 PM | Organic, Supermarkets, Cattle, Dairy, News
Dairy coalition vows to keep up pressure on retailers
Pressure will be kept on retailers who don't pay dairy farmers a fair price, members of the dairy coalition announced today. The coalition includes...
26-07-2012 15:21 PM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Current food supply could lead to severe price rises
The latest crisis to hit dairy farming is just the latest of a wider problem in the food industry, according to the Green Party. The party warned t...
25-07-2012 09:02 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Asda moves on milk price
Asda has decided to increase its milk price by 2ppl on August 1 after mounting pressure from farmers and dairy coalition members.   Dairy farmers h...
23-07-2012 15:51 PM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Farmers agree dairy deal at Royal Welsh
Leaders of the dairy coalition have said they are putting "100 percent effort" into targeting retailers and major milk buyers to ensure dairy farmers ...
29-06-2012 10:13 AM | News, Supermarkets
Report turns spotlight on supermarket social responsibilities
Major findings into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies of the 10 largest UK supermarket chains have been published today after an inve...
Local food networks are 'under-recognised', says report
Despite the importance to the high streets and landscapes, local food markets are 'under-recognised' and poorly supported, a new report says. The ...
11-05-2012 14:58 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
NFU heralds Groceries Adjudicator Bill
News that third parties will be able to take complaints from suppliers to the newly created Groceries Code Adjudicator will bring "huge relief&qu...
09-05-2012 16:18 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Farming unions say adjudicator must have teeth
The introduction of a supermarket adjudicator in today’s Queen’s Speech has been welcomed by farming unions, but they warned major improve...
07-05-2012 06:56 AM | Produce, Feed and Forage, Supermarkets, News
Supermarket adjudicator 'will make no difference' says report
British Retail Consortium Food Director, Andrew Opie has said that proposals for a supermarket adjudicator will make no difference because few farmers...
01-05-2012 15:12 PM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket watchdog will protect against 'bully boy behaviour'
A supermarket watchdog is expected to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech which will take place next Wednesday. Members of the Grocery Market...
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