UK Food and Drink Federation says manufacturers input prices to rise after Brexit

UK - The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published the second of its new quarterly business confidence surveys revealing that more than three-quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise in the remainder of 2018. According to FoodingredientsFirst, more than half of those polled had seen increased ingredient costs (62%), increased packaging costs…

UK MPs call for ban in cartoons and fictional characters use on food products

UK - A group of UK MPs has called for a ban on cartoon and fictional characters being used to promote unhealthy, high-sugar foods as part of a raft of proposed measures to cut down on childhood obesity. According to FoodingredientsFirst, stripping out familiar characters like Kellogg’s breakfast cereal’s Tony the Tiger and Coco Monkey…

Agri-food industries highlight risks of hard Brexit, demand clarity

EU - The EU’s food and drink industry has joined forces with farmers and agri-food traders to call for a smooth Brexit transition and highlight the damage a cliff-edge EU exit would do to the bloc’s food chain. Operators in the food chain face “unprecedented challenges” after Brexit, according to Food Drink Europe, the organisation…

Dairy UK lays its hopes and fears for industry as Brexit looms

UK - Dairy UK, the body that represents the dairy industry in the UK has published a report detailing the opportunities and challenges, which the industry is facing as Brexit talks continue and consumer confidence in dairy foods faces new territory. The 'White Paper' report for 2017, notes that Brexit is the most defining issue…