Food And Grocery Demonstrates Appetite For Diversity, But More To Be Done.

Although the vast majority (84%) of companies in the food and grocery industry believe they are performing better today than they were five years ago on diversity and inclusion, fewer than half (45%) of businesses have adopted a co-ordinated strategy on the topic. And despite a genuine desire to do more across the industry, there […]

New Head Of Potato Exports Joins AHDB.

The former Head of Seafood Scotland has joined the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to lead on exports for the potato sector. Patrick Hughes has taken on the role of Head of Potato Export Development, which will see him work with UK exporters to both maintain the current market position while also exploring further […]

Food And Drink Industry: Does Your Project Qualify For Financial Support?

By Cale Bannister at Myriad Associates The food and beverage industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK and despite already generating hundreds of millions of pounds a year, there are also ample growth opportunities. There is substantial and unrelenting pressure on producers to offer food and drink which is cheaper, healthier, longer-lasting and […]

EFSA Issues New Advice On Phosphates.

Estimated total intake of phosphates from food may exceed the safe level set by EFSA after re-evaluating their safety. EFSA’s scientists also recommend the introduction of maximum permitted levels to reduce the content of phosphates when used as additives in food supplements as those who take them regularly may be at risk. Phosphates are essential […]

WSTA Debate ~ Brexit And Beyond ~ At The London Wine Fair.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is hosting a “Brexit” debate at this year’s London Wine Fair to help the industry fathom the future of its trading landscape. Last year’s debate focused on how to minimise disruption leaving the European Union. A year on, and with the Government having failed to deliver Brexit, a panel […]

Government Should Focus On Frozen To Help Meet Food Waste Targets, Says BFFF.

Richard Harrow, CEO of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), is urging government to highlight the role frozen can play in helping it achieve its ‘Step up to the Plate’ food waste targets. Speaking after yesterday’s flagship symposium event in London, which was co-hosted by environment secretary Michael Gove, Harrow said he felt disappointed at […]

WSTA Appoints A New Board Member.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has welcomed a new Board member to its top table. Michelle Brampton, Managing Director, Europe at Treasury Wine Estates, the world’s biggest listed wine company, took her seat at the Board table at the end of April. Michelle took on the role last year after working for TWE for […]

World’s Top Wine Experts ‘Blown Away’ By English Wine And British Gin.

The world’s top wine experts were taken on a tour and tasting to highlight the best of British gin and English wine, while visiting London for two international conferences last week. It was the first time at the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) had held a meeting in the UK, prompting the Wine and Spirit […]