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Doors open for free range milk

Asda has become the first major UK supermarket to sell “free range” milk, according to the Guardian. From mid-week the retailer will sell milk carrying the “pasture promise” logo, which indicates that the product comes from cows grazed outside for at least half the year (180 days). Asda has worked with the Free Range Dairy…
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FSA pledges action after E.coli revelations

The Food Standards agency has vowed to tackle the use of antibiotics in livestock farming after new research found growing levels of resistant E.coli bacteria in supermarket meat. The study commissioned by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics found that 24% of samples of supermarket chicken meat tested positive for ESBL E. coli, a type…
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Cage-free commitments heap pressure on caterers

A flurry of retailer commitments to source cage-free eggs represents a seismic shift for the sector and puts pressure on foodservice operators to follow suit, according to Compassion in World Farming. Major UK supermarkets and convenience chains including Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland and Spar, as well as Booker which owns Premier, Londis and…
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Foodservice should tell its own ugly veg story

Never one to pass up a PR opportunity, Tesco chose the second week of Wimbledon to publish a blog from its commercial director Matt Simister on how its range of Perfectly Imperfect strawberries have been “literally flying off the shelves” (now that really would be a story). The range, launched this season, already accounts for…
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Redistribution serves up 18 million meals

A total of 9,072 tonnes of “waste” food was redistributed by Fareshare in 2015/16, 25% more than the previous year. It was enough to provide the equivalent of 18.3 million meals to people in need, but represents only 2% of what is possible the charity said. FareShare works with retailers including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and…
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Veggies let down by sandwich choice

High street sandwich sellers must do more to offer customers vegetarian and vegan options, an environmental group has said. Eating Better found that only 4% of over 500 sandwiches it surveyed were plant-based, meaning they did not contain meat, fish, cheese or eggs as main ingredients. Although this represented a slight improvement on the same…
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Suppliers sunk by food price wars

Tumbling prices caused by supermarket price wars were responsible for a huge spike in the number of food suppliers going out of business last year. The number of producers entering insolvency hit 162 in 2015, more than triple the number recorded in 2010 and an increase of 11% on 2014 levels, according to research by…
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Grocery guide for buying British

The NFU has made it easier for shoppers to buy British. A new online supermarket sourcing guide shows where the major retailers source their meat, dairy and fresh produce. It’s taken 12 months to produce the guide, but it couldn’t have been timed any better with Tesco currently under fire for its fictitious fresh produce…
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Sainsbury’s makes big move on food waste

SAINSBURY’S HAS launched a £10m project to tackle household food waste. The “waste less, save more” initiative will start with a £1m trial to test a number of approaches across a single UK town.   The supermarket wants to look at everything from smart fridges and talking bins to new packaging and reward programmes. The…
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The news in review…

FOODSERVICE COMPANIES are being challenged on milk prices. The spotlight so far has been fixed firmly on retailers but in the past day or so farming unions, ministers and, less surprisingly, retailers now want catering companies to open the books on what they pay for milk. Tensions along the dairy supply chain are close to…
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