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Coronavirus: UK pig sector could take surplus milk

By Jane Byrne

The current shutdown of the UK food service and hospitality sectors due to restrictions in place over the coronavirus outbreak means there is a lot of surplus milk, which potentially presents an opportunity to some pig producers, said the UK National...

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FDA puts spotlight on conversion of unused food into feed

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is highlighting how companies with unused, out-of-date or stale food from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak can redistribute products for the animal feed market.

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Editor’s blog

Coronavirus: Second week in the trenches

By Jane Byrne

Operating under real restrictions now - a curfew imposed from 10pm to 5am in the morning in this part of France – we just hope the dog has no urgent needs.

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Editor’s blog

Coronavirus: Industry coverage under containment

By Jane Byrne

Here we are, day one of the school shutdown in France, and our Montpellier office also forced to close - all of us now switching on our wiped-down, laptops from home, amid our stockpiled food and coffee.

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Most read stories in January 2020

By Jane Byrne

Stories on the coronavirus outbreak, Nestlé ceasing to source Brazil soy from Cargill and Nutreco investing in a cultured meat pioneer were the top hitting articles last month on our site.


Have vitamin E prices been affected by the m-cresol outage?

By Jane Byrne

There would not seem to be major volatility in vitamin E pricing since November last year when a force majeure was announced by LANXESS for the production of m-cresol, an intermediate in the manufacture of vitamin E, at its site in Germany.


Coronavirus causing grain and oilseed market jitters

By Jane Byrne

In a grains and oilseeds markets update today, the AHDB in the UK reported that Chinese imports of US soybeans surged, throughout December, when compared to levels in the comparative period a year ago.