- Has the French system of penalties for supermarkets wasting surplus food really worked?
- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish a scientific opinion on how much sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020, it has confirmed.
- Kate RussellLandowners stand to lose millions of pounds of potential development value under government proposals to grant large developers the right to acquire land for housing.
Under the Housing and Planning Act (HPA) 2016, developers of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects – such as large transport links, energy lines, and water pipes – will be able to compulsorily acquire land for related housing development. According to Kate Russell, policy and technical adviser at t
- From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to drive the sustainability agenda.
- Mared JonesThe closure of Lloyds Bank in Tregaron has sparked criticism from the Farmers’ Union of Wales in Ceredigion, who describe the closure as devastating news for rural businesses.
Mared Jones, the FUW’s Ceredigion County Executive Officer said: “The closure of rural banks will have a detrimental effect on the area, as they serve not only villages and small towns but many of the neighbourhoods in surrounding areas, as well as providing employment to local people.
- Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, ADAADA firmly believes that internal drainage boards continue to provide a robust arrangement for the local governance of water level management in England following the publication of the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on internal drainage boards. The report focuses on governance and oversight arrangements; processes for raising concerns; and, the potential for conflicts of interest.
The sector has been making significant progress in recent years to
- Arla Foods is decreasing its milk price to owners by 0.42 pence per litre from 1 April.
The Arla Foods on-account price has decreased by one eurocent per litre which equates to a reduction of 0.79 pence per manufacturing litre. However, a positive currency impact of 0.37ppl from 1 April, mitigates the full impact of the reduction.
Commenting on the decision, Arla Foods amba board director, Johnnie Russell, said: “We are extremely disappointed to be in a position of having to reduce our mi
- Swiss dairy company Emmi has released its year-end results, which showed earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 7.3 % to CHF 202.7m ($204.2m).
- Fonterra ended the first half of its 2017 financial year with revenue up 5% to NZ9.2bn (US$6.5bn) on the same period last year, and net profit after tax up 2%.
- Chloe Edwards, Schools Liaison and Marketing Coordinator at NSC, is happy to be able to promote our new bus routes and travel costsDue to high demand, North Shropshire College (NSC) has extended their Berriew bus route so that it now begins and picks up in NEWTOWN, starting in September for the 2017/2018 academic year.
Chloe Edwards, Schools Liaison and Marketing Coordinator comments, “After a large amount of prospective students attended our campus open events, the demand for a bus which
- Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has unveiled its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany.
- Key industry representatives in the grain supply chain failed to reach an agreement yesterday on the national roll out of an electronic grain passport – a six-year project being facilitated by AHDB.
The Cereals Liaison Group met in London yesterday (Tue) to consider whether a nationwide roll out should go ahead based on a costed proposal supplied by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and a review of industry consultation responses.
The projected cost of a national roll out was £2.5M over th
- Dr Hazel WrightThe Cross Compliance penalty regime for bovine TB tests have been branded ‘immoral’ by the Farmers’ Union of Wales, which says the penalties add significantly to the health and safety risks of testing cattle.
From January 1, 2015, tiered cross compliance penalties for late TB testing have seen cattle keepers receive financial penalties in relation to the number of days a TB test is late. However, the failure of the system to take account of test delays caused by
- Food blogger Annem Hobson has partnered with Wildes Cheese to create the first ever ‘Cheester Egg’ for Easter.
- It’s Easter, and in Norway, that can mean only one thing: TINE Easter crime milk cartons.
- Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.
- Ocheesee Creamery of Florida has won a case against the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which had tried to argue that the milk producer could not label its product as “skim milk” because it did not meet “Grade A” requirements.
- In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims to answer some of the big questions such as what is bioenergy, does growing biofuel compete with growing food, and does bioenergy really reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
It is aimed at a general audience: a handy and accessible guide for the bioenergy industry and policymakers to use in promoting the benefits and addressing some of the controversies around the subject, but a
- LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced substantial progress in its mission to inspire and enable sustainable farming. Launching its fifth Global Impacts Report at today’s LEAF Marque Summit, it revealed that it is continuing to consolidate its strong position in the cereals and horticulture sectors and that progress is also being seen in the livestock sector.
The total number of LEAF Marque businesses in all sectors across the globe now totals 1,013 covering 367,395 hectares
- Philip MoodyWest Country accountant and corporate financier Philip Moody has been appointed group chairman of Britain’s leading grain co-operative Openfield. The board of directors voted unanimously that Mr Moody should succeed Richard Beldam who has decided to retire from the role after nearly 20 years.
Mr Moody is chairman of Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance and served as a non-executive director of Openfield and its predecessor companies since 1991. He also serves as a non-exec
- The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a loan of up to €30m ($32.4m) to Finnish dairy company Valio.
- Dairy products are expected to be the fastest growing segment of US shipments of processed foods due to rising consumer demand for snacks with more natural ingredients and higher amounts of protein, according to a report released by Freedonia Focus Reports.
- With 14.2% year-over-year sales growth, manufacturers are seeing an increasing demand for dairy-free creamers made with plant-based milks, a recent Technomic report found.
- With frozen yogurt sales still “tanking,” retailers are increasingly turning their attention to ice cream products that offer similar benefits (more protein, less sugar and fat), but truly deliver on taste and texture, says Santa Barbara-based ProYo, which is rolling out new high-protein pints to 3,000 stores this month.
- Vinamilk has officially inaugurated the first EU-certified organic dairy farm in Vietnam.
- Switzerland may be famous for its cheese, but a government survey looking at the nation’s nutrition strategy finds its residents aren’t eating enough dairy.
- A European team of researchers led by the University of Parma, is developing what it claims is the first ever fluid‐repellent, antibacterial metal surfaces in the food and beverage industry.
- There is vast scope to improve glycaemic control among type 2 diabetics in Malaysia by boosting nutrition knowledge and the intake of dairy, a cross-sectional study has found.
- Despite the link between cheese consumption and saturated fat levels, a study has observed little effect between the amount of cheese eaten and a person’s cholesterol levels.
- A recent Mintel report says the US dairy category will see a continuous sales decline, in contrast to its strong growth in 2014 when there was a combination of high milk prices, increased international demand, and dairy milk repositioning itself to align with health trends.
- Three leaders of US dairy organizations traveled to Mexico City to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining a positive trade relationship with Mexico’s dairy industry and consumers.
- Milk-derived products may help with the prevention of food allergies, researchers in Ireland say.
- The sports nutrition category has seen enormous growth – from $6.7bn in 2010 to $10.8bn in 20151.
- Georgia has hosted an event on how to improve the country’s dairy industry.
- Royal DSM N.V. has expanded its range of natural food protection solutions with the launch of a new range of protective cultures that increase the shelf life of dairy products such as yogurt, sour cream and fresh cheese.
- Sidel packaging and Yili’s liquid milk division have collaborated on a PET bottle for the company’s new Changyi brand.
- Tamarack Biotics has received a GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) approval for its TruActive NF product, a dairy-based ingredient that retains immune active proteins that are destroyed during typical thermal pasteurization processes.
- Tamarack Biotics has received GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) approval for its TruActive NF product, a dairy-based ingredient that retains immune active proteins that are usually destroyed during typical thermal pasteurization processes.
- (L-R): Inspector David Nash, Police Support Volunteer (PSV) Marilyn Barratt who will be working in the RCT, North Divisional Commander Rachel Osborne, ACC Bill McWilliam, Alastair Sneddon of Bagshaws – Senior Partner & Managing Partner at Bakewell and responsible for Livestock Sales at the Agricultural Business Centre Bakewell, Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, PC Andy Shaw and PC James Bowler from the RCTA dedicated team of officers will be throwing the spotlight on coun
- A study led by researchers at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork in Ireland, says 3D printing of processed cheese has implications for customized nutrition.
- US packaging company Coveris and Finnish dairy Valio have teamed up to co-develop a thermoformed in-mold labeled (TIML) container.
- Revenues at Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company AusNutria soared by 30.3% to RMB2,740.3 million (US$396 million) for 2016, despite intense market competition, most notably due to new regulations in China.
Scoop of the day! Ice cream fortified with chia seed oil found to be a â€˜superbâ€™ source of omega-3This could be as close to guilt-free that ice cream is ever going to get: Researchers have revealed that fortification with chia seed oil ramps up omega-3 levels while maintaining taste and texture.
- Wyoming-based Brewista has launched a patented appliance called NutraMilk that can produce two liters of additive-free nut milk in seven to 12 minutes.
- LLC Milkiland-Agro has sold off two agri-subsidiaries, PJSC “Iskra” and LLC “Uspikh-Mena” to fulfill the conditions of the amendment agreement to the loan facility agreement with PJSC Crédit Agricole Bank.
- Carrefour, one of the biggest distribution chains in Europe, is offering three different types of UHT milk in the combibloc EcoPlus 1,000 ml aseptic carton pack in Spain.
- Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, ADAAfter much preparatory work and engagement with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency (EA) and other partners involved, ADA is delighted to announce that Defra have given the green light to a number of pilot projects to propose to “de-main” certain sections of main river across the country. The process involves investigating the passing of river maintenance and operational activities from the EA to Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs)
- 3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.
- The US dairy industry has faced labor shortage issues for years, but the situation may become more unfavorable under the Trump Administration as its immigration policies will likely hit the immigrant-reliant dairy industry hard, NMPF president and CEO Jim Mulhern warned.
- New Zealand cooperative Fonterra has launched a new concept to drive collaborative innovation, Fonterra Ventures Co-Lab.
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