All articles by Emma Twyning – Page 2

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    CMi cements global position


    Farm assurance and certification, one of the issues to be addressed at Fruit Logistica this year, is gaining in global importance, according to leading food assurance specialist CMi Certification.

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    Asda revives traditional spuds


    Asda has re-introduced a range of old, traditional-style potatoes, which have not been available in UK shops for 40 years.

  • Mushroom companies in turmoil

    Mushroom companies in turmoil


    According to a report from Plimsoll Publishing, Mushrooms - Portfolio Analysis - 29 per cent of UK mushroom companies are now in financial danger with 17 per cent of firms “blatantly selling at a loss”.

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    High Street retailers report New Year growth


    High Street retailers recorded their strongest New Year sales growth for three years, according to the latest CBI Distributive Trades Survey

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    FTA commends government review on ports


    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed a report from the House of Commons’ Select Committee, which says UK ports should be able to compete on an equal footing with rivals.

  • Warm temperatures stunt rhubarb

    Warm temperatures stunt rhubarb


    Unseasonably warm temperatures this year have caused significant problems with the production of UK forced rhubarb, according to one of the UK’s leading growers.

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    Chiquita subsidiary funds E.coli research


    Chiquita prepared salads subsidiary Fresh Express is to fund a $2 million research project into the presence of E.coli on fresh produce.

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    Hargreaves' crowns on trial


    Hargreaves Plants is running trials on asparagus crown size to determine the optimum size for maximum yield.

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    FSA launches traffic light ads


    The Food Standards Agency has launched a TV advert and accompanying marketing campaign to raise awareness to its traffic light colour-coded system, which now appears on food labels in several major retail chains.

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    FTA appoints new managers


    The Freight Transport Association has announced the appointment of a number of new managers.

  • New mild sprout for Greenery

    New mild sprout for Greenery


    The Greenery is trialling a new mild type of sprout, which it hopes will appeal to children and adults who perceive the vegetable as bitter.

  • Carrot growers celebrate good trading period

    Carrot growers celebrate good trading period


    The UK carrot industry experienced a positive trading year in 2006, with expenditure and volume sales up on previous years.

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    Mack launches revamped website


    Fresh produce supplier M & W Mack, part of the Fresca Group Limited, has updated its website for the new year.

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    Aussie apple growers to appeal decision on NZ fruit


    Australian apple growers are to appeal a recent decision to allow New Zealand apples into the Australian market.

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    FSA finds heavy metals in veg


    The Food Standards Agency has said that illegal levels of heavy metals and other elements found on carrots, mushrooms and nuts in a recent study do not cause concerns for health.

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    GGA appoints new president


    Guernsey growers must continue to exploit niche markets for a successful future in horticulture, according to newly-appointed Guernsey Growers’ Association (GGA) president Alan Dorey.

  • Grapefruit sales soar

    Grapefruit sales soar


    Asda’s grapefruit sales are expected to reach record levels this month on the back of consumers' new year diets.

  • Pesticide to disrupt Almerian pepper supply

    Pesticide to disrupt Almerian pepper supply


    Spanish authorities have warned that the supply of peppers from Almeria could be disrupted following the discovery of an unauthorised pesticide on crops.

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    Redbridge strengthens foodservice arm


    Redbridge has strengthened its foodservice arm with the acquisition of Leicester-based Parkinson Food Services.

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    Asda battles former ceo in tax dispute


    Asda is threatening to take legal action against a former chief executive in a bid to recover £600,000 of tax it claims it mistakenly paid on his share options.