Tag Archives: FDF

Spectre of food fraud haunts the industry

A YEAR on from his review of the horse-meat scandal, Prof Chris Elliott is impressed with retailers’ reaction but warns that criminals may just have moved on to more vulnerable sectors. Marks & Spencer recently became the latest supermarket to move to a system of unannounced food audits. The objective is to “create resilient supply chains…
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RIP Responsibility Deal?

THE GOVERNMENT’S public health responsibility deal is being wound down, according to a report in the Sunday Times. Sources told the paper that the industry continues to work on the voluntary pledges, but there have been no meetings since the election.   The website also clearly states that the content was “published under the 2010…
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News in review: Hospital food battle. FDF boss attacks health lobby. Alcohol an economic benefit. Campylobacter on chickens – latest results. Bag tax benefits. Efra commences dairy price inquiry.

Hospital food review                       The Hospital Caterers Association has published a lengthy response to NHS England’s attack on junk food served to staff, visitors and patients. "Many of the areas of concern that are being raised as [chief executive Simon] Stevens outlines his push to…
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The numbers you need to know

Ethical eating                   87% of UK consumers are aware of free-range labels. But just 36% say they've heard of the MSC approval scheme for fish.   More fish in schools                   The introduction of the School Food Standards in…
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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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Water use in largest companies tracked

MCDONALD’S, COCA-COLA and Tesco are among the 62 food and drink companies involved in the first ever assessment of corporate water management. In all, 700 of the world’s largest companies are expected to disclose information on their efforts to reduce water use as part of a new project run by the Carbon Disclosure Project.  …
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Industry saves over 5million m3 of water

MEMBERS OF the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) who are working towards an industry-wide water reduction target have collectively reduced their water use by almost a quarter since 2007. New figures released by FDF today show that these food and drink manufacturers have significantly reduced the amount of water used in the production of food…
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Diageo’s former corporate relations director to lead FDF

THE FOOD and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Ian Wright to lead the organisation as Director General.                   Wright, who was Corporate Relations Director with major drinks company Diageo, will join the Federation before Easter.   He succeeds Melanie Leech who left the organisation just before Christmas…
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