Food & drink industry

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UK risks sleepwalking into food supply crisis, says farmers’ union
NFU warns farmers are struggling with soaring cost of fuel, fertiliser and feed

Joanna Partridge and Kalyeena Makortoff

06, Dec, 2022 @8:14 AM

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High cost of infant formula putting babies in danger, UK charities warn
Vulnerable families resorting to watered down formula or unsuitable food such as porridge, say campaigners

Jamie Grierson

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Coroner calls for UK anaphylaxis register after Pret a Manger deaths
Families of customers who died after eating food containing allergens welcome report urging reforms

Steven Morris

05, Dec, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Cost of traditional Christmas dinner food ‘rises three times faster than wages’
TUC data shows 18% increase on staples over year, while category including cranberry sauce is up 33%

Rupert Jones

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How to have a thrifty Christmas that doesn’t feel cheap
Living costs are soaring but you can economise with your celebrations and still get great results

Zoe Wood and Jess Clark

04, Dec, 2022 @10:48 AM

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BBC plans to lighten up for poorer people are patronising | Letters
Letters: Content discontent | Crossword conundrum | Pasty preferences | Water companies | Tyne tributary

02, Dec, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Seasonal worker visa puts migrants at risk of exploitation, say supermarkets
Industry fears hastily designed scheme is leading to human rights abuses and debt bondage in supply chains

Emily Dugan

02, Dec, 2022 @10:01 AM

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BrewDog loses its ethical B Corp certificate
Status lost after BBC film and open letter from workers alleging ‘culture of fear’ at self-styled ‘punk brewery’

Mark Sweney and Rob Davies

01, Dec, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Hotel Chocolat to axe discounts for Christmas as profits melt away
Strategy offering more full-price products aims to focus on ‘quality not quantity’ and will ditch beauty brand

Kalyeena Makortoff and Sarah Butler

01, Dec, 2022 @10:50 AM

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UK faces ‘big, big shortages’ of free-range Christmas poultry
Half of free-range turkeys and geese grown for festive period have died or been culled due to bird flu, MPs told

Joanna Partridge

29, Nov, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Milking it: the farmers turning YouTube into a cash cow
Ian Pullen, known to fans as Farmer P, says he can earn £2,000 a month posting videos of his day-to-day chores. But that’s nothing compared with Olly Harrison, who says they made him £55,000 last year

28, Nov, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Panettone perfection: the best cakes tasted and rated
The traditional Italian cake is a hit on the UK high street. But which supermarket sells the best? Bakers Benjamina Ebuehi and Edd Kimber taste them

As told to Anna Berrill

26, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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