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Latest grocery news and information for businesses, consumers, restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations and other foodservice providers.

Horsemeat may still be prevalent in supply chain

A LABOUR FRONTBENCHER has suggested that thousands of tonnes of horsemeat may have entered the food supply chain in the three year’s prior to 2013’s food crisis.   Mary Creagh, who was Labour’s environment secretary at the time of the scandal, says she has evidence to back up her claims.   During an appearance on…
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Justin King steps down from Sainsbury’s

SAINSBURY'S TODAY announces that Justin King has decided to step down in July 2014 after 10 years as CEO, and that Mike Coupe, currently the group commercial director, will succeed him as CEO.   David Tyler, chairman said: "Justin is a truly exceptional leader, who has reshaped Sainsbury’s during his 10 years as CEO, as…
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Retailers sign up to challenging new green goals

THE UK retail industry is today (Wednesday) signing up to a range of ambitious targets for reducing its impact on the environment, having beaten the previous set across all areas.   Commitments to be announced at today’s A Better Retailing Climate launch event include a collective pledge to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 25 per…
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Farm to Fork visits open to every primary school in the UK

EVERY PRIMARY school in the UK will be given the chance to learn more about food and where it comes from as part of a major new food education programme launched today.                   Farm to Fork, the first initiative from The Tesco Eat Happy Project, is backed…
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Tailored support will help uk mid-sized businesses boost exports

THE FOOD and Drink Federation (FDF) welcomes today’s announcement that Trade Minister, Lord Livingston, will personally write to each of the UK’s 8,900 mid-sized businesses by this summer asking if they would like trade support from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).                   Research carried out by FDF…
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Elliott Review: Create a food crime unit

THE MUCH anticipated interim report on food supply chains, commissioned in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, has been made public after months of research.   The Government-backed review of Britain’s food system has revealed global weaknesses throughout the supply chain, and suggests a specialist food crime unit be set up to tackle food fraud…
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Green light for new sustainable EU fisheries policy from 2014

THE COMMON Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package, including measures to halt overfishing and a ban on discarding fish at sea, Parliament's key aims, was approved in a final plenary vote on Tuesday. Labelling rules have also been overhauled, to improve information for consumers. The new legislation should allow for more sustainable fishing and take effect…
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