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UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019

The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the British ...

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Mexico's tequila exporters warily eye US tariffs deadline

07-Jun-2019

After decades of building a domestic market for Tequila Cascahuin, Salvador Rosales readied the family business for a plunge into the U.S. export market this year. He made sure he had a stable supply of high-quality blue agave, the succulent whose juice is distilled into tequila, so that once ...

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France bans titanium dioxide in food from 2020

24-Apr-2019

The substance is permitted and is used, for example, in toothpaste and cheese. But is it potentially dangerous to health? France wants to take him out of circulation soon for food - and Germany? Because of health concerns, France bans the white dye titanium dioxide in food. The ban is to apply ...

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No lamb and no cheddar? A No-Deal-Brexit would have many consequences

09-Apr-2019

Better postponement than chaos-brexit: That's how it looked on Friday in the endless saga about the British withdrawal from the EU. But nothing is certain before the EU special summit on Wednesday and the danger of an unregulated departure of the British in a week's time has still not been ...

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EU Court of Auditors: weaknesses in organic food controls

18-Mar-2019

The European Court of Auditors still sees weaknesses in the control of food with the EU organic label. Improvements were needed. "This is essential to maintain consumer confidence in the EU organic label," said Nikolaos Milionis, the responsible inspector, in Brussels on Thursday. The label with ...

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Too expensive cucumbers: Turkish government punishes vegetable merchants

25-Feb-2019

Before the local elections at the end of March, the Turkish government is punishing "greedy" vegetable traders with fines totalling two million Turkish lira (about 330,000 euros). The newspaper "Hürriyet" reported on Thursday that the government had ordered controls on markets because of ...

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EU Commission targets possible salmon cartel

20-Feb-2019

Consumers in Europe may have paid excessive prices for Atlantic salmon in the past. The EU competition authorities announced in Brussels on Tuesday evening that companies had been searched unannounced in several EU countries on suspicion of illegal agreements. The employees of the EU Commission ...

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French winemakers warn about Brexit

14-Feb-2019

French wine and spirits exporters say they are "in the total fog" over Brexit. With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the head of the French federation of exporters of wines and spirits warned of the damaging effect of an exit without an agreement ...

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Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny

30-Jan-2019

The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder.The Inter-American Development Bank's management told Coke it hadn't been aware of the tweet, and ...

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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

16-Jan-2019

The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol ...

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