US firms seek changes to UK standards on beef and drugs

US lobby groups for agriculture and pharmaceutical firms want UK standards changed to be closer to those of the US in a post-Brexit trade deal. The meat lobby wants the sale of growth hormone-fed beef, currently banned in the UK and EU, to be allowed in the UK. The drugs company lobby wants changes to the NHS drugs approval process to...

How the food industry is adapting to meet demand

Like most global industries, the food and drink market is progressing at an incredible rate, with innovation driven by increasing demand, changing consumer landscapes and the need to address serious planetary issues. Such factors have led to a wave of technological developments and the major players have been forced to adapt or fall behind those who do. From the start...

Food & beverage UK’s fastest growing export sector, says research

New research suggests that the food and beverage sector is the UK’s fastest growing export industry. Exports are expected to grow at 6.3 per cent a year to 2021, ahead of the aerospace, precious metals, automotive and pharmaceuticals sectors. Food and beverage exports were worth USbn in 2017 and the projected growth could generate an extra USbn a year for...