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  • Opportunity to inform chlorate and perchlorate regulation proposals

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently reviewing the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for chlorate and perchlorate in fresh produce. In order to help inform a UK position on the proposed changes, AHDB are urgently seeking data from the horticulture and potato industry in the UK. It is vital that EFSA gets a proper balance of chlorate and perchlorate fresh produce data from across EU...

    Source: AHDB Horticulture

  • Red Tractor - Recruiting for fresh produce board

    RECRUITING FOR RED TRACTOR FRESH PRODUCE BOARD – Primary Supplier and Food Service Red Tractor is inviting individuals from Primary Suppliers and the Food Service sector to apply to join the Fresh Produce Sector Board which is responsible for advising on the development of the RT Fresh Produce technical strategy. The current sector board has excellent input from growers, retailers, AHDB Potatoes...

    Source: Red Tractor

  • Defra introudce good practice guide for ammonia emissions

    Defra have produced a Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) guidance document in collaboration with the farming industry. It explains the practical steps farmers, growers, land managers, advisors and contractors in England can take to minimise ammonia emissions from the storage and application of organic manures, the application of manufactured fertiliser, and through modifications to...

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  • Bio-based and biodegradable plastic in the UK

    A new market perspective report highlights opportunities for the UK to take a leading role in bio-based technology innovation. The bioeconomy consultants, NNFCC, have recently published a report which discusses the potential for bio-based and biodegradable plastic development in the UK. The summary of the report says: “A paradigm shift from oil based durable plastic to plastics produced from...

    Source: Innovate UK - Knowledge Transfer Network

  • Neonics decision

    On Friday 27 April 2018, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed met to vote on further amending the conditions of approval for three neonicotinoidactive substances, imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. These substances are used within many insecticide products, primarily as seed treatments. Following conclusions delivered in a report by the European Food Safety Authority...

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