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SIAL Paris 2024 to celebrate its 60th anniversary

SIAL Paris promises an exceptional edition in 2024 as the world's largest trade show in the food industry celebrates its 60th anniversary. There will be lots of surprises in store for visitors! Poster of the inaugural international food show (Photo: www.sialparis.com/en/the-show/our-story) It was a major event in 1964: the first Salon International de l'Alimentation (International…

USDA RELEASES ITS EU POULTRY REPORT AMID BIRD FLU OUTBREAKS

The United States Department of Agriculture has reported that chicken meat production in the EU-27+UK is forecast to increase by 1.4% in 2021. This increase follows a 1.5% decline in 2020, a direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with total or partial lockdowns in most EU-27+UK countries including hotels, restaurants, and institution (HRI) closures.  Polish production declined…

RESEARCH CLAIMS BEVERAGE CONSUMERS INCREASINGLY HEALTH-CONSCIOUS

New research from Kerry Foods has revealed that 65% of functional beverage consumers are more worried about their health since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A whitepaper, released by Kerry, Understanding Consumer Drivers in Beverages, has examined the key health priorities that will drive the functional beverage market. A total of 2,662 beverage consumers across the UK,…

EU BEVERAGE PACKAGING AIMS TO BE FULLY CIRCULAR BY 2030

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, a trade association that represents the non-alcoholic  beverage sector has launched its Circular Packaging Vision 2030, which aims to achieve full circularity of beverage packaging (plastic, aluminium and glass) by 2030. Ian Ellington, UNESDA President and Senior Vice President and Chief Category Officer, at PepsiCo Europe, says the sector wants to demonstrate…

THAILAND FORECASTS FOOD EXPORTS WILL RISE 7.1% IN 2021

Thailand’s food exports are expected to rise 7.1% this year, after dropping 4% in 2020, on higher global demand as the coronavirus pandemic eases, a Thai business group has announced. Anong Paijitprapapon, President of the National Food Institute (NFI), said food exports are forecast to reach €28.8 billion in 2021 on an assumption that the…

TEMPORARY SLOWDOWN IN MEAT REDUCTION TREND AS PROCESSED MEAT SALES BOOM

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a temporary setback for the flexitarian movement, with the proportion of adults limiting and not eating meat dropping back significantly in 2020, according to new research from Mintel.  However, as the food and drink industry recovers from the pandemic, Mintel expects that momentum will return to the plant-based…

FEI FOODS FIRST TO MARKET WITH RECYCLE-READY FOOD POUCH

FEI Foods, the largest processer of ready to eat rice and grain pouches in Europe, in partnership with J M Packaging, has launched the recyclable microwave pouch. Available in major UK and European supermarkets, this packaging technology provides retailers and consumers with a product that is food-safe and recyclable, where current recycling framework permits. Simon…

NON-EU COUNTRIES CONSOLIDATE IMPORTS OF SPANISH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

According to data from the Spanish Customs and Excise Department, processed by FEPEX, Spain imported 3.4 million tons of fruit and vegetables worth €3.1 billion in 2020.  Data revealed that 48% of that volume, worth €1.9bn, came from non-EU countries, accounting for 63.5% of the total value. This data consolidates the predominance of non-EU countries…

AMAZON OPENS FIRST AMAZON FRESH STORE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

Internet giant Amazon has opened its first checkout-free store outside of the United States, powered by the “Just Walk Out” technology used in US Amazon Go stores.  The shop, located in the West London borough of Ealing, offers customers the same automated shopping experience that has been available to the US public since 2018.  Instead…

UNITED NATIONS REPORT CLAIMS ALMOST A FIFTH OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD IS THROWN AWAY

New research presented to the United Nations by Wrap has found that nearly 100 million tonnes, or 17% of total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services. The Food Waste Index Report 2021, released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), found nearly every…

INCREASED SUPPORT FOR UK FISHING AND SHELLFISH BUSINESSES

The UK Government has announced enhanced financial support for the seafood industry with cash grants for seafood and aquaculture businesses across the UK. In January, the Government made available €26.7 million for seafood exporters that suffered a financial loss because of delays related to the export of fresh or live fish and shellfish to the European Union…

CHINA SUSPENDS SOME SEAFOOD EXPORTS FROM NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is seeking clarification from Chinese authorities after being informed that exports from two of its seafood facilities had been suspended. Exports from a facility in Sanford that processes mussels and a Sealord Group facility that processes finfish and fishmeal for animal feeds were suspended. Both facilities were subject to live video audits by…

NISHIMOTO CO NETS FOURTH EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Japanese business Nishimoto Co has acquired Sco-Fro Group, one of the UK’s largest importers of own-label noodles and frozen sushi and surimi, for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1975 by founder and chairman Stanley Bernard, Sco-Fro Group has a turnover of around €23 million and predominantly supplies major retailers in the UK. The business will continue to operate…
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