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Fraud costing UK produce £11bn a year

Fraud costing UK produce £11bn a year
Fraud costing UK produce £11bn a year
UK food and drinks companies are losing more than £11.2bn a year to fraud and error, according to a new report. The research reviewed data from 73 ...
19-11-2014 08:28 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Dairy industry needs to find ways of coping with market volatility
Pembrokeshire dairy farmers voiced their concerns regarding severe farmgate milk price cuts during a well-attended Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru on-farm mee...
19-11-2014 08:24 AM | Cattle, News, Produce, Supermarkets
UK beef farmers 'should be in bullish mood'
British beef farmers should be in 'bullish mood' after the famous French butcher Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, declared that British breeds were a cut abo...
17-11-2014 01:57 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Firmer beef prices next year, report says
UK beef prices should firm up next year amid tighter supplies, according to the latest forecasts from EBLEX. The latest outlook for the UK beef mar...
13-11-2014 01:58 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Proceed with caution on new labelling laws, NSA urges
The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the concept of new meat labelling laws that differentiate between animals that are stunned at slaughter ...
10-11-2014 08:27 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Irish beef protests intensify over UK price gap
Speaking in Clonee, Co Meath this afternoon at the beginning of IFA’s nationwide 48-hour beef protest, IFA President Eddie Downey said the refusal of ...
03-11-2014 08:22 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Supermarket competition on prices 'risks quality'
As retailers continue to participate in a highly competitive race to the bottom in price wars, industry experts have warned that food quality may be j...
03-11-2014 03:45 AM | Meat Processing, News, NFU, Produce, Supermarkets
Parents say schools should serve more British food
Parents want to see more British food served up in schools and more lessons on food and farming, according to a new NFU survey. A YouGov poll comm...
31-10-2014 02:16 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Products, Supermarkets
Organic market continues to boom
Proving small changes can add up to a big difference, new Nielsen figures released today show sales of organic products in excess of a staggering £100...
31-10-2014 01:18 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Dairy Crest recalls milk on contamination fears
Dairy Crest Ltd has recalled certain date codes of Morrisons and Supervalu from Budgens Whole British Milk on a precautionary basis, because the produ...
27-10-2014 08:43 AM | Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets, Cattle
Irish beef farmers 'have had enough' as they begin protests
Irish beef farmers are set to protest the prices they are being paid for their cattle, arguing that they are well below the UK and EU averages. IFA...
Supermarket price battles causing 'grocery deflation'
The grocery market is entering deflation as new share figures released today show that like-for-like prices have declined. Fraser McKevitt, head of...
21-10-2014 12:37 PM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
NFU urges retailers over falling milk prices
With mounting concern over the falling milk price on global markets, NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has issued a call to retailers both in the ...
British food production 'under threat', says new report
The availability of iconic British foods could be drastically reduced according to an independent report released today. The report, commissioned b...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
14-10-2014 01:47 AM | Dairy, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Retailers 'taking advantage of dairy volatility' - NFU
Dairy farming businesses are feeling the pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices being translated into damaging farmgate price cuts...
08-10-2014 09:53 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Morrisons search for more Beef Shorthorn
The search is on for more Beef Shorthorn sired cattle with a 30p/kg premium at stake to meet with demand from Morrisons for its Traditional Beef Schem...
Meat consumption growing, opportunities for British farmers 'enormous'
Since the global media picked up on the EU horsemeat scandal, the British meat market suffered quite a severe blow. Despite the fact that the majo...
08-10-2014 01:39 AM | News, Supermarkets, Dairy, Finance
Retailers urged to support British dairy farmers
Support for British dairy farmers from retailers and the government is 'vital' after farmgate milk prices have plummeted following the trend on world ...
01-10-2014 06:34 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Retailers must support dairy farmers after price slump, NFU says
Many dairy farmers are feeling financial pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices and retailers have been urged to look for ways to ...
26-09-2014 07:13 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
UK organic sales outperforming non-organic
The UK's organic grocery market is showing accelerated growth and outperforming non-organic sales in supermarkets, according to new figures released b...
23-09-2014 08:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Pressure on milk prices: Dairy Crest to cut 260 jobs
Dairy Crest will close two factories, in what it calls a 'challenging trading environment', which will put 260 jobs at risk. "Our Dairies operation...
19-09-2014 07:05 AM | News, Supermarkets, Meat Processing
Vets prefer to buy British meat
Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority buying British. To...
18-09-2014 04:27 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Farmers concerned over lack of lamb promotion
NFU Cymru and Welsh sheep farmers said they were concerned that some retailers are still failing to back Welsh farming and are not giving Welsh lamb p...
12-09-2014 05:18 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Retailers urged to back British lamb
The National Farmers' Union have said retailers must do more to promote British lamb in its peak season. The NFU and British sheep farmers are con...
11-09-2014 08:24 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Dairy crisis meeting planned after price crash
In the wake of very gloomy times ahead for British dairy, Farmers for Action have organised a series of crisis meetings which senior figures in the NF...
11-09-2014 02:48 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU suspends Russian trade ban emergency measures
The European Commission has today suspended the emergency market measures for perishable fruit and vegetable markets announced on August 18 in the wak...
Minister's back Food Crime Unit after horsemeat scandal
The UK is to have a Food Crime Unit to fight fraudulent food trade after the recommendations in the Elliott report, commissioned after the horse meat ...
04-09-2014 08:30 AM | News, Poultry, Supermarkets
German supermarkets demand return to GMO-free poultry
Germany’s top supermarkets have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. ...
04-09-2014 08:22 AM | Produce, Shows and Events, Supermarkets, News
Red Tractor joins food festival celebrations
Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) joined thousands of hungry festival goers last week as The Big Feastival opened its gates. Hosted by Alex James and Ja...
29-08-2014 03:29 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order t...
28-08-2014 07:26 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
NFU extends monitoring of Russian ban impact
NFU Scotland is to extend its regular monitoring of retail shop shelves to examine any impact that the Russian trade ban may have on prices or demand ...
25-08-2014 03:56 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, Finance, News
Store cattle prices up, prime beef set to follow
The price store cattle are attracting at auction marts has improved by around £50 per animal over the last two weeks, according to reports from the Li...
20-08-2014 05:42 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'
An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...
19-08-2014 07:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Co-op announces £5m boost for producers
The Co-operative has announced a £5m boost for British farmers who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to membe...
19-08-2014 03:22 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
HCC boosts demand for Welsh Lamb
Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) - launches a new trade and consumer marketing campaign this September. The new catchline for the market...
15-08-2014 05:50 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Union slams retailers' short-term vision for beef
Scottish farmers’ share of the retail price of beef is at its lowest level for almost five years. Farmgate prices for beef cattle hit record levels...
13-08-2014 05:13 AM | Supermarkets, Meat Processing, News, Sheep
Scottish lamb 'filling up shop shelves' ahead of campaign
With a major Scotch Lamb promotion due to be launched this month, NFU Scotland’s latest look at supermarket shelves has shown that they are finally st...
12-08-2014 03:07 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Beef price top topic at Anglesey Show
Day one of the Anglesey Show is underway and the current beef price situation is putting the future of the Island’s beef farmers’ in jeopardy, NFU Cym...
Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders
Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...
08-08-2014 03:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, News, Produce, Supermarkets
UK 'not self-sufficient' in food production, NFU warns
Britain would run out of food if it relied only on home-grown produce, the National Farmers' Union have warned. In 2013 the UK was 55 per cent self...
30-07-2014 05:29 AM | News, Produce, Supermarkets
Country of origin of foods study published
The Food Standards Agency is today publishing the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study ...
23-07-2014 12:58 PM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
No horse meat found in latest industry and EU testing
The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published today found no horse meat DNA in meat products at or above the 1% reporting thr...
15-07-2014 17:05 PM | News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, has strongly criticised Tesco’s decision to heavily promote New Zealand lamb in the middle of the prime season for Brit...
UK farming policy needs overhaul to tackle future problems, report says
Major changes are needed to the UK's food and farming policy if it is to combat food poverty, obesity and environmental problems of the future, accord...
14-07-2014 11:05 AM | News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Significant differences between organic and non-organic food, study shows
Organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops, according to a team of resear...
11-06-2014 06:39 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef representatives meet to discuss reduction in regulation
Representatives of English beef and lamb met with the minister responsible for Food and Agriculture, George Eustice MP, to discuss ending the splittin...
11-06-2014 05:57 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef 'top of the agenda' for UK farming unions
Farming union leaders from the whole of the UK have met in London for a Presidential Summit on the current beef situation. Discussing wide ranging ...
05-06-2014 12:40 PM | Cattle, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers threaten protest over falling beef prices
The dramatic fall in the beef price over the past few months is a major concern for the livestock industry and pressure group Farmers for Action have ...
04-06-2014 08:51 AM | News, Supermarkets
Price competition cause slowdown in grocery market growth
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 25 May 2014, show a slowdown in grocery market gr...
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