Food

ICSA highlights impact on agriculture of potential hike in diesel prices

ICSA highlights impact on agriculture of potential hike in diesel prices

Finance Minister Michael Noonan should immediately dispel any thoughts of increasing the duty on diesel fuel in the upcoming budget,...

September 3, 2016

Parents in Italy could be jailed for enforcing vegan diets on children

Parents in Italy could be jailed for enforcing vegan diets on children

Parents in Italy who subject their child to a vegan diet could face anywhere between one to six years imprisonment...

August 13, 2016

Over 10,000t of hazardous fake food seized by Europol

Over 10,000t of hazardous fake food seized by Europol

Over 10,000t of hazardous fake food has been seized in an operation spanning  57 countries in a joint operation between...

March 31, 2016

Demand for organic fruit jumps in UK, as organic sector grows on 2014

Demand for organic fruit jumps in UK, as organic sector grows on 2014

Demand for organic fruit in the UK over the past year has grown by 8% across the market, Tesco has...

February 27, 2016

Complaints on incorrect food labelling up 10% on 2014

Complaints on incorrect food labelling up 10% on 2014

Some 192 complaints on incorrect information on food labelling were received by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) advice...

February 11, 2016

Drop in dairy product prices drives world food prices to new low

Drop in dairy product prices drives world food prices to new low

A drop in dairy product prices and vegetable oils has driven world food commodity prices to their lowest July value in...

August 6, 2015

Russians cut back on food products as EU ban continues

Russians cut back on food products as EU ban continues

Import restrictions coupled with the devaluation of the ruble have made Russian imports more expensive, therefore eroding the purchasing power...

July 29, 2015

‘Supply concerns drive agri-food companies to re-engage with farmer suppliers’

‘Supply concerns drive agri-food companies to re-engage with farmer suppliers’

A growing number of food and agribusiness companies are taking steps to engage with farmers at the upstream ends of their supply...

July 19, 2015

‘Demand for meat and dairy driving demand for animal feed’

‘Demand for meat and dairy driving demand for animal feed’

As the global demand for meat, fish and dairy grows, the demand for animal feed also grows, according to Rabobank....

July 11, 2015

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Candian farmers have put up a reward of $500,000 for information on suspects sabotaging their potato crop with pins and...

July 4, 2015

Charity helping distribute surplus food wins award for innovation

Charity helping distribute surplus food wins award for innovation

FoodCloud has won the ‘Industry Innovator’ award at the Checkout Best In Fresh Awards for its work distributing surplus food...

June 28, 2015

Roscommon and Westmeath shoppers buy more milk than other counties – Tesco

Roscommon and Westmeath shoppers buy more milk than other counties – Tesco

Shoppers in Roscommon and Westmeath buy more milk than the rest of the country, new research from Tesco has shown....

May 26, 2015

France is to ban supermarkets throwing away edible food

France is to ban supermarkets throwing away edible food

The French Parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a ban on food waste from large supermarkets by outlawing the...

May 22, 2015

What does ‘natural’ or ‘traditional’ mean on food labels? New guidelines issued by FSAI

What does ‘natural’ or ‘traditional’ mean on food labels? New guidelines issued by FSAI

New guidelines on food labelling have been issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), which it says will...

May 14, 2015

McDonald’s global sales decrease by 2.3%, Europe down 0.6%

McDonald’s global sales decrease by 2.3%, Europe down 0.6%

McDonald’s have reported a 2.3% decrease in global sales in their first quarter results ending March 31. In Europe the...

April 24, 2015

EU consumers to benefit from better food labelling this week

EU consumers to benefit from better food labelling this week

New EU food labelling rules, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2011, are set to ensure that consumers...

December 12, 2014

Premier Foods calls on suppliers to ‘pay and stay’

Premier Foods calls on suppliers to ‘pay and stay’

An investigation by BBC’s Newsnight has reported that Premier Foods, one of the biggest manufacturers in the UK has been...

December 6, 2014

Member States to determine own rules on GMOs

Member States to determine own rules on GMOs

The European Parliament has ruled that Member States should be allowed to determine their own stance on the cultivation of...

December 4, 2014