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FSA confirms new European horse meat tests

FSA confirms new European horse meat tests
15-01-2011 07:28 AM | Supermarkets, News
The Great Swapathon rip-off
Shoppers who want to cash in the £50 "swap" vouchers rolled out by the Government to encourage healthy lifestyles, need to spend more than d...
13-01-2011 10:21 AM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco Christmas sales hindered by bad weather
Supermarket giant Tesco has reported modest UK sales growth over Christmas, saying it had been "hindered" by the severe winter weather. L...
12-01-2011 07:44 AM | Supermarkets, News
Sainsbury's completes 'Best ever Christmas'
Best-ever Christmas, completes another strong quarter •Total sales for third quarter up 7.5 per cent (6.0 per cent excluding fuel) •Like-for-lik...
13-12-2010 12:46 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Arla Foods joins AFMP to cut CO2 emissions
In a drive to reduce carbon throughout its operations and support its ambition of being Closer to Nature, Arla Foods is the first dairy processor to i...
06-12-2010 13:14 PM | Supermarkets, News
Asda’s Focuses on Extra Special Cheese
The third installment of Asda’s Extra Special Christmas TV campaign breaks on 6th December, this time featuring Somerset Vintage Cheddar made by...
22-11-2010 14:28 PM | Products, Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Retailers and farmers look to squeeze the middle
A food retail expert tried to offer some reassurance to hard-pressed egg producers and other farmers involved in the poultry sector when he was questi...
11-08-2010 16:45 PM | Dairy, Pigs, Poultry, Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Minister calls for more honest labelling
The Food Minister is urging other sectors to follow the good example set in the pig meat sector regarding country of original labelling (COOL). F...
12-04-2010 21:54 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Morrisons confirm free range for all own label eggs
The supermarket chain Morrisons has now confirmed that all of its own-label eggs are completely free range. In December last year the supermarket ...
05-03-2010 16:29 PM | Supermarkets, News
Grocery ombudsman vote is major progress, says FUW
Ynys Môn (Anglesey) MP Albert Owen’s Private Member’s Bill calling for the appointment of a Grocery Market Ombudsman has made major progre...
05-01-2010 10:14 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman should be priority for any Government
The creation of a supermarket ombudsman should be a priority for any Government which has consumers’ best interests at heart, the NFU said today...
10-12-2009 17:11 PM | Poultry, Supermarkets, News
Extra security for Asda turkeys
One supplier of Christmas turkeys to leading supermarket, Asda, has put the birds under 24-hour guard. Traditional Norfolk Poultry, the major suppl...
24-11-2009 10:31 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Asda should confirm exactly what proportion of the fresh beef it sells is UK origin
Asda, which last week re-declared its commitment to the UK beef industry despite the most recent national Beef Watch survey confirming that only 42 pe...
17-11-2009 08:03 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Supermarkets urged to show commitment to British livestock farmers
Supermarkets should show their support for livestock farmers by ensuring they do all they can to stock British beef and lamb on their shelves, the NFU...
16-11-2009 14:17 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Volume of British beef on display in Asda stores continues to decline
Store visits conducted throughout October by a store auditing agency on behalf of EBLEX for its regular Beef Watch survey confirm that more pre-packed...
29-10-2009 10:25 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket meeting increases pressure on ministers
Calls for Government to create a Supermarket Ombudsman grew louder this week as local MP Andrew George hosted a Parliamentary symposium on the issue j...
13-10-2009 15:13 PM | Supermarkets, News
Chorley MP reminded of need for grocery ombudsman
ASDA are preparing to set up a huge new store in the centre of Chorley, so it was a timely reminder for the town’s Labour MP, Lindsay Hoyle, whe...
13-10-2009 13:53 PM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
NFU president throws down the gauntlet to the supermarkets
NFU President Peter Kendall has challenged the supermarkets to grasp the nettle and back the introduction of an independent ombudsman before it’...
05-10-2009 11:57 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
Asda and Sainsburys beef purchases hold down cattle prices across the UK
Figures produced by AHDB meat services that show exactly which supermarkets are most loyal to British beef, also confirm the grip that Anglo-Irish own...
25-08-2009 18:07 PM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco labels milk with carbon footprint
The UK’s largest retailer is the first to display the full carbon footprint on all its own brand milk (with the exception of organic milk). This...
24-08-2009 17:05 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Tesco to launch flagship show in Northern Ireland
Tesco are pledging their support for Northern Ireland’s fantastic fayre by launching a new food and drink show this September. Tesco Taste North...
10-08-2009 10:02 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarkets ‘put a gloss on mediocrity’ by claiming cheapest can also be best
Supermarkets are undermining the value of quality British food and drink by telling shoppers they can have the best at a rock-bottom price, according ...
18-07-2009 18:36 PM | Organic, Supermarkets, News
Tesco reports first signs of organic recovery
UK demand for organic produce is starting to rise again giving growers hope that the recession hit market may be on the way to recovery. After the ...
17-07-2009 18:08 PM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman proposal on track
The Chairman of the Competition Commission, Peter Freeman, met Andrew George, MP for St. Ives and Chair of the Grocery Market Action Group (GMAG) yest...
07-07-2009 04:46 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
ASDA cuts carbon footprint of beef by over a third
ASDA has become the first British retailer to sell low carbon beef. As part of a ground-breaking programme to measure the carbon footprint of its meat...
03-07-2009 22:40 PM | Supermarkets, News
Morrisons to help boost farming efficiency
Supermarket Morrisons is launching a research-focused farming programme in a bid to boost the efficiency and sustainability of British agriculture. ...
29-06-2009 15:25 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Waitrose Backs Future for Native Breeds
Native Breeds of cattle provide an excellent opportunity for livestock farming in this country, according to one of the UK’s leading food retail...
27-05-2009 08:45 AM | Supermarkets, News
Waitrose plants own vineyard
Waitrose has become the first retailer to plant its own vineyard and held a special ceremony at its Leckford Farm Estate in Hampshire on Friday 22nd M...
29-04-2009 11:24 AM | Supermarkets, News
Enjoy the Taste of Scotland Returns to Glasgow
This year sees the fourth year of Tesco’s Enjoy the Taste of Scotland event which promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Over 100 Sco...
28-04-2009 11:08 AM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
Consumers and suppliers will benefit from Supermarket Ombusdman say NFU
The establishment of a supermarket ombudsman will benefit the whole supply chain – suppliers, retailers and most importantly consumers – and supermark...
28-04-2009 11:01 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman is bad for customers says British Retail Consortium
Customers will be the ultimate losers from an expensive and unnecessary supermarket Ombudsman, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Reacting...
22-04-2009 08:57 AM | Supermarkets, News
Tesco profits built by exploiting small farmers
Commenting on Tesco’s announcement of its £3.13bn pre-tax profits, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, Tim Farron said: "While it&...
09-04-2009 19:16 PM | Supermarkets, News
ASDA subsidise ‘High Welfare Holstein semen
A 20% discount on semen from Cogent’s ’High Welfare Holstein’ bull Huddlestone Spooky will provide an additional incentive for ASDA ...
24-03-2009 18:41 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
Leckford commences growing programme which should see historic varieties in shops within three years
In a bid to bring some of England’s most historical apples back to life, Waitrose has embarked on a significant planting programme at its Leckfo...
12-03-2009 09:52 AM | Products, Supermarkets, News
The Co-operative adds premium apple juice to the grown by us range
The Co-operative has launched a new premium apple juice made from Cox’s apples grown on its farm in Herefordshire. Truly Irresistible British...
11-03-2009 16:01 PM | Supermarkets, News
British food disappearing from supermarket shelves
The percentage of meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables consumed in the UK which were produced domestically has fallen since 1997, information uncovered by...
10-03-2009 19:13 PM | Dairy, Supermarkets, Cattle, News
ASDA takes further steps to boost calf potential
ASDA’s DairyLink and BeefLink farmers will now find it cheaper and easier to rear new born calves, thanks to a series of discounts negotiated by...
27-02-2009 16:22 PM | Supermarkets, News
Competition Commission must show its teeth to save supermarket suppliers
The CLA has called for a strengthened code of practice to protect the interests of suppliers and improve the relationship between supermarkets and the...
24-02-2009 19:42 PM | Dairy, Supermarkets, News
NFU congratulates Sainsburys relationship with dairy farmers
NFU President Peter Kendall has congratulated Sainsbury’s and the farmers in its Dairy Development Group (SDDG) on their progress and achievemen...
17-02-2009 10:36 AM | Supermarkets, News
Supermarket ombudsman can unlock the potential of rural food
Commenting after a fact-finding trip to the North West, Dr Charles Trotman, the driver behind the CLA’s food chain policy, has repeated calls fo...
05-02-2009 15:18 PM | Produce, Supermarkets, News
CLA fully behind MP’s push to protect supermarket suppliers
The CLA was today (Thursday, 5 February) fully supporting MP Andrew George’s push to protect British food producers from supermarkets pricing po...
21-01-2009 08:02 AM | Supermarkets, News
Food supplies in jeopardy 'unless margins improve'
THE supermarkets rule the high streets – but they must work with their suppliers, one of Scotland’s most influential farming officials has warne...
13-01-2009 17:11 PM | Supermarkets, News
FUW slams supermarket price war
The Farmers’ Union of Wales today repeated its demands for the Competition Commission to create an independent ombudsman to enforce a stronger c...
09-01-2009 17:33 PM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
ASDA first supermarket to raise beef cattle limit to 36 months
ASDA, and its long standing beef supply chain partner Anglo Beef Processors (ABP), today Friday 9th January announced the supermarket has become the f...
14-12-2008 11:10 AM | Produce, Crops, Supermarkets, News
Reducing post-harvest losses in lettuce
The protectant fungicide Signum has been shown to reduce post-harvest losses in lettuce and improve marketable yields as well as protecting the crop f...
26-11-2008 19:12 PM | Supermarkets, News, Shows and Events
Supermarkets to outline the benefits to farmers of joining a Producers’ Club
Livestock farmers coming to the 2008 Royal Smithfield Christmas Fair, sponsored by Merial, will be given the opportunity to discover the benefits of j...
15-10-2008 15:19 PM | NFU, Supermarkets, News
NFU Director General sends clear message to Tesco
NFU Director General, Richard Macdonald has today reinforced the NFU’s continued support for the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group, but has sent a c...
09-10-2008 09:03 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, News
ASDA selects farming scholars to boost UK beef industry
Three ASDA beef suppliers from around the UK are celebrating after winning a place on the supermarket’s inaugural Beef Link scholarship programm...
20-09-2008 08:56 AM | Pigs, Supermarkets, News
Helen Browning expansion at Tesco
The Helen Browning Organic Meat business is on the verge of a major expansion with Tesco, with new branded product listings and the launch of its new ...
21-08-2008 10:08 AM | Poultry, News, Supermarkets
Organic producer is all Wight
Matt Bowman currently holds a world record. He is the only Soil Association certified organic egg producer to be selling his eggs to Tesco. He is als...
21-08-2008 08:49 AM | NFU, Dairy, Supermarkets, News
Tesco talks held amid milk price war
Gwyn Jones, NFU dairy board chairman, held urgent talks with Tesco on Friday (15 August) to express concern at its decision to launch Fresh 'n'...
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