Contaminants Update: First Of Two Opinions On PFAS In Food.

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EFSA has proposed to revise the tolerable intakes of two chemical contaminants to which humans are exposed through the food chain as a result of environmental pollution. This is the first of two assessments of substances collectively known as perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS), and therefore the conclusions are provisional and will be reviewed while the second […]

IGD: UK Shoppers Set To Spend £21.6BN On Their Food And Groceries This Christmas.

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role […]

Summary Of Discussions At The FSA Board Meeting On 5 December 2018.

The FSA is delivering a two-year programme to prepare the food and feed regulatory regime for the UK’s exit from the EU. The Board considered and endorsed a further series of progress reports and specific measures for the FSA’s Day One exit-readiness, and also reflected on a briefing received in advance of the meeting, from […]

Dioxins And Related PCBs: Tolerable Intake Level Updated.

EFSA has confirmed the conclusion of previous assessments that dietary exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs – environmental pollutants present at low levels in food and feed – is a health concern. Data from European countries indicate an exceedance of EFSA’s new tolerable intake level across all age groups. Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs are toxic […]

Bakkavor Success At Quality Food Awards And Irish Quality Food Awards.

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Bakkavor Group, the UK’s leading provider of fresh prepared food, is delighted to announce it has won five awards and received high commendation for a further three awards at the recent Quality Food Awards and Irish Quality Food Awards. These awards are an annual celebration of the best food and drink products available from grocers […]

Waitrose & Partners Launches New Frozen Fish Range.

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Waitrose & Partners is expanding its frozen offering by launching a new frozen fish range. Fish lovers everywhere will now be able to buy the new frozen range made up of four offerings. This exclusive new collection offers high quality, fully traceable, sustainably sourced fish – ready to be cooked. The four fish options launched […]

Starbucks Names Patrick Grismer Chief Financial Officer.

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Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced Patrick Grismer has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer (cfo). Reporting to Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and chief executive officer, Grismer succeeds Scott Maw, who will retire on November 30. Maw will remain a senior consultant through March 2019 to ensure a smooth transition, with Grismer […]

IGD Highlights Top UK Discount Grocery Shopping Facts.

With the news today of Tesco announcing its new brand and stores – Jack’s, IGD shares the top ten stats that you need to know about the UK discount channel: 1. Shoppers perceptions of Aldi and Lidl are changing as the food discount channel evolves with shoppers perceiving Aldi and Lidl more as supermarkets than […]