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Happerley commits to creating member-owned entity to validate UK food provenance

Happerley commits to creating member-owned entity to validate  UK food provenance

Happerley, the food provenance organisation, held its inaugural Advisory Board meeting last week (12th Jan). It was agreed unanimously to work towards creating an independent member-owned entity to deliver a credible body to validate, certify and promote provenance across the UK food industry for the benefit of both producer and consumer. The Advisory Board is […]

A new standard on dairy permeate powders adopted at Codex

A new standard on dairy permeate powders adopted at Codex

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) collaborated with Codex Alimentarius in the development, identification, elaboration and dissemination of a science-based international standard to promote the identity, composition, safety, and quality of powdered dairy permeates as ingredients in food. Experts from IDF, recognized as technical advisor to the Codex Commission of Milk and Milk Products, contributed to […]

Dutch agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

Dutch agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports totalled almost 94 billion euros, compared to 90 billion in 2015. Agricultural products accounted for 85 billion euros and agricultural materials, knowledge and technology accounted for 9 billion: a new record. This means […]

FUW welcomes Aldi announcement, but more commitment is needed

FUW welcomes Aldi announcement, but more commitment is needed

The announcement made by retailer Aldi to introduce PGI branded Welsh Lamb products in 29 stores in south and west Wales has been welcomed by the Farmers’ Union of Wales, but the Union says more commitment is needed. The FUW has long urged supermarkets to commit to the procurement of Welsh and British lamb and […]

Scientist develops most potent superfood on the planet

Scientist develops most potent superfood on the planet

Australian scientists have developed the most potent dietary antioxidant available anywhere in the world, following a remarkable breakthrough in antioxidant extraction technology. Dr Vincent Candrawinata from the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia developed the revolutionary new process, involving only apples and water, which is a first in the eighty-year history of supplement development. The discovery […]

Australia wins World Steak Challenge 2016 for second year running

Australia wins World Steak Challenge 2016 for second year running

Entries in the second World Steak Challenge were received from 17 countries, nine of them securing Gold medals. The Gold medal winning countries are Australia (3 Golds), Northern Ireland (2), Poland (1), Scotland (2) and Wales (1). The expert international judging panel shortlisted the 2016 champion and gold medal award winning steaks from a long […]

Kangaroo meat company jumps at chance to expand in Europe

Kangaroo meat company jumps at chance to expand in Europe

  The world’s largest premium kangaroo meat distributor is set to establish a processing plant in Europe to target the home cooking market. Macro Meats commercialised production of kangaroo in the late 1980s and now processes about 10,000 tonnes of the lean red meat a year for human consumption in more than 30 countries. The […]

ALDI celebrates Red Tractor Week with farmers

ALDI celebrates Red Tractor Week with farmers

  To mark Red Tractor Week (12th – 18th September 2016) and celebrate quality British food that customers can trust, members of the Red Tractor farm and food standards scheme will be visiting Aldi stores in Bramley. Farmers from across the country will meet customers and talk about how products are farmed and produced. Discount […]

From farm to fork – the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme

From farm to fork – the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme

The global challenges of ensuring sustainable, resilient and healthy food supplies for all is the focus of the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme. This innovative programme provides the catalyst for practical collaboration between industry, academia, farmers, government and researchers, and will be formally launched at a two-day summit in Manchester, UK, 21-22 June […]

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