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Food production workers can now be tested for coronavirus

DEFRA has announced that, as essential workers, employees in the food and drink industry are now able to be tested if they are showing symptoms of coronavirus, in a bid to help more employees return to work if the results are negative. FULL STORY...

Government minister visits Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre

Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has visited the state-of-the-art Shropshire Food Enterprise CentreFULL STORY...

Defra helps companies build confidence in green claims

Defra has published new Green Claims Guidance to help companies describe the environmental credentials of their products in a way that people find easier to understand.FULL STORY...

Defra committed to 'zero waste economy'

Opening a call for evidence, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has called on businesses, households, communities, and local authorities in England to contribute their viewsFULL STORY...

'Don’t bring me back – buy me in the UK'

More than 50 people a day have illegal foods seized at ports and airports when entering the UK, the latest figures showFULL STORY...

Benn: Stop feeding festive leftovers to landfill

New research from Defra shows 78% of people support having a separate food waste collection to enable recycling of food, and two thirds of households said they used their separate food waste collectionFULL STORY...

Farm waste to be greener under new proposals

A new scheme to reduce the amount of non-packaging agricultural plastics (NPAP) such as silage wrap and crop covers going to landfill has been proposed by Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly GovernmentFULL STORY...

British pigs fly the flag

If it says just “British” on the packet it will be just British in the packet – a new code of practice on the labelling of pork and pork products is to be drawn up following wide, cross-industry agreementFULL STORY...

Get up and grow, says Hilary Benn

A new Task Force will help England to grow and eat more fruit and vegetables with the intention of trying to improve the nation’s health, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has announcedFULL STORY...

Renewable energy from dairy waste

Clearfleau says it has had its liquid anaerobic digestion technology selected as part of a preferred project, through the Environment Transformation Fund (ETF) Anaerobic Digestion demonstration programmeFULL STORY...

Defra: We're a nation of water wasters

Britain is a nation of water wasters, according to a new Defra campaign. The average household uses more than 100,000 litres of water a year – that’s the equivalent of 317 pints or 150 litres per person per day.FULL STORY...

Campden BRI: Water footprinting next hot issue

Research organisation Campden BRI is alerting the food and drink industry to the emerging issue of water footprinting and Defra targets for reduced water consumptionFULL STORY...

Crisis predictions open door for food processors

The latest news that Britain could be facing a food shortage in the not-too-distant future presents British food and drink manufacturers with a challenge - but it also provides many potentially lucrative opportunitiesFULL STORY...

Milk industry is made of white stuff

The dairy sector may smash targets for cutting the impact producing dairy products has on the environment. One year after launching Milk Roadmap, first indications are it is on track towards the first set of milestones in 2010.FULL STORY...

More beekeepers register on national database

The number of beekeepers has grown over the past year, says the National Bee Unit, which runs BeeBase, the national beekeepers’ database. More than 1,500 new keepers have registered on BeeBase this year.FULL STORY...

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