An overreliance on ‘perfectly shaped’ fruits and vegetables and an unwillingness to sell wonky, less aesthetically pleasing alternatives could be causing shortages in UK supermarkets, suggested food redistribution service Earth & Wheat.
Prime minister Rishi Sunak has agreed a new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland with European Commission president Ursula Van der Leyen, which would see the end of restrictions on the trade of goods traveling overseas in the UK.
The total import of fresh and frozen sheep meat into the UK saw a substantial rise of 17% to 64,800 tonnes in 2022, according to the latest Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Market Bulletin report.
Perishable Movements (PML) managing director Mike Parr responds to the current fresh produce shortages and the challenges facing a food supply chain already battered by COVID-19 restrictions and the fallout of Brexit.
In his first regular column for Food Manufacture, Rod Addy of the Provision Trade Federation, explores the fragile ground we find ourselves on and provides an honest outlook of the future of food production.
The annual, intimate Business Leaders Forum gave way to a frank and honest discussion, as leaders from the across the UK came together to highlight the many challenges food and drink manufacturers now face, the mistakes made, and what we must do now.
Last week at our annual Business Leaders Forum, experts came together to discuss the most pressing topics, including the very real threat of cyberattacks. Here we hear how it can impact a business and some top tips for securing your operations.
James Butcher, chief executive at Supply Pilot, explores how creating shared learnings throughout the supply chain can produce innovation that will deliver more sustainable approaches for big and small brands alike.
Food Manufacture’s Bethan Grylls speaks to several experts to find out how inflation, climate change and supply chain woes will influence buying behaviour, new product development and operations in 2023.
Greater collaboration between stakeholders across the supply chain is needed to preserve the planet and create a sustainable food system, according to Hugo Lisboa, freelance food scientist at open talent platform Kolabtree.
As we enter the new year, Food Manufacture examines three key ingredients challenges and opportunities for the food and drink sector, from rising costs and purchasing habits, to the food safety risks of climate change, and the potential of precision fermentation....
As we bid 2022 farewell, Food Manufacture's editor Bethan Grylls gazes back over the course of this year and highlights seven notable moments for food and drink to take stock of - some of which will follow us into 2023.
The Government has no plans to intervene in food pricing and it is not its role to provide free food, Dr Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has told a committee of MPs.
The EU’s proposed trade deal with Australia in the Spring threatens to undermine UK exports, but Welsh meat could play a part in supporting future export strategy, according to the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).
Andy Lewis, retail and operations director at surplus food redistribution expert Company Shop Group, discusses need for businesses to reconsider the stock that they currently have tied up in expensive third party warehouses ahead of the busy festive trading...