05-Dec-2013 - Food and drink manufacturing employers across the UK employing temporary staff have been warned about employing Bulgarian and Romanian workers from unlicensed gangmasters, ahead of immigration rule changes that come into effect in 2014.
05-Dec-2013 - The Countess of Mar in the House of Lords received a written reply from Earl Howe (Department of Health) on November 18 2013 on the question of the scientific evidence upon which government had based its policy to encourage people to eat less saturated fat.
05-Dec-2013 - Primary meat processors have called for the government to change what they consider to be “outdated regulations from the BSE era”, which apply to sheep but were originally intended to prevent people contracting diseases associated with “mad cows”.
02-Dec-2013 - The EU is reviewing the regulation of novel foods authorisation, which could see the 28 Member States (MSs) stripped of their main risk assessment role as the procedure is centralised, bringing it in line with that used to authorise additives.
20-Nov-2013 - Five top themes – led by the impact of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) – will dominate the food law landscape of 2014, predicts law firm Roythornes.
20-Nov-2013 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advert from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), after a customer complained a special price offer was misleading.
20-Nov-2013 - New laws to protect consumers following the horsemeat crisis will be introduced in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed.
11-Nov-2013 - Leading supermarkets are considering adopting horsemeat detection technology that would allow them to pinpoint the animal origin of unprocessed meat products.
06-Nov-2013 - Bakkavor has defended itself against claims it is overworking employees at its Harrow pizza factory, levelled against it by the GMB trades union, which argues it is breaking EU employment law.
06-Nov-2013 - A new multi-million pound market for UK beef is about to open with the end of the US ban on EU beef products.
05-Nov-2013 - The food industry should be warned. Sugar will be the next battleground after saturated fats. Some medical experts and lobbyists claim that high levels of sugar in processed food is a far more serious issue than sat fats.
01-Nov-2013 - Another horsemeat-related recall has prompted Anne McIntosh, chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, to pile the pressure on authorities to get results from investigations.
30-Oct-2013 - The chances of the European Commission (EC) approving the latest bid to use the term ‘probiotic’ as a ‘generic descriptor’ are slim, according to law firm Eversheds.
25-Oct-2013 - Five top food retailers, including Tesco and Sainsbury, are backing a campaign to end employee exploitation in food production, retail and horticulture, dubbed ‘Stronger Together’.
23-Oct-2013 - A death at fish processor Interfish caused by a falling pallet has sparked a joint investigation by Devon & Cornwall Police and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
11-Oct-2013 - The true potential of free-from foods in the UK is being held back by new labelling laws, distribution problems and inflated prices.
07-Oct-2013 - Nestlé has triumphed over Cadbury in a UK Court of Appeal hearing challenging its application to trademark the shade of purple it uses for milk chocolate bar and drinking chocolate packaging.
04-Oct-2013 - Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) is working on a project to support food and drink processors seeking to make cognitive performance claims for their products.
30-Sep-2013 - Greencore subsidiary Oldfields must pay an £18,000 fine for workplace safety failings that led to an employee losing four of his fingertips as he tried to unblock a dicing machine.
16-Sep-2013 - A new campaign is being launched today (September 16) urging supermarkets to permanently remove unhealthy snacks from checkouts and queuing areas.
13-Sep-2013 - The Food Information Regulation (FIR) is still at the toddler stage of its development – particularly when it comes to consumer understanding – while more detail is needed in several areas for manufacturers to effectively prepare for its implementation next year.
11-Sep-2013 - An expert committee of the EU wants country of origin labelling (COOL) for fresh meat products under the new Food Information Regulation (FIR) to be restricted to member states and no other geographical area, sparking fears the same could apply to manufactured products where meat is the main ingredient.
04-Sep-2013 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has branded a Tesco advert tackling the horsemeat scandal 'misleading' and senior lawyer, professor Owen Warnock, said the ad's approach had not helped.
04-Sep-2013 - Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has won a rare European Commission (EC) health claim for its cocoa flavanols.
04-Sep-2013 - Food and drink manufacturing jobs could be at risk, after the Trades Union Congress (TUC) complained to the European Commission (EC) about the alleged unfair treatment of agency workers, an industry insider has told FoodManufacture.co.uk.