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Health claims law trips up tea firm

A company promoting healthy teas has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after falling foul of European Health Claims legislation.

Government’s hospital food standards ‘woefully inadequate’

A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.

Wells & Youngs escapes ban over Estrella ad

An Estrella beer advert was slammed by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) for encouraging irresponsible drinking among young people and linking alcohol to sex.

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1...

Foodservice faces £200M bill for new allergen rules

Changes to food allergen rules could cost £200M for foodservice operators, with smaller businesses among those set to struggle the most, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

Dairy firm fined after ‘life-changing’ fall

Lanchester Dairies has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £1,690 in costs for safety failings after a worker suffered “life-changing” injuries following a fall at its site.

Neonic ban threatens UK mustard crop

UK mustard production could be at severe risk, causing problems for manufacturers of brands such as Unilever’s Colman’s mustard, if a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides is enforced in the UK,...

Solway Foods pays £6,773 after workers’ fingertips severed

A food company has been fined after an agency worker had the tips of two fingers ripped off in unguarded machinery at a Newport bakery.

Forklift accident costs food packaging firm £33k

A food packaging firm was fined £30,000 and must pay costs of £2,979 after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

GM isn’t scary, says SOFHT chairman

Genetically modified (GM) foods should not be scary and a balanced debate about the science must take place for the food industry to provide consumers with more choice.

Firm must pay £17,885 for accident at Fox’s Biscuits

A steel fabricator contracted by Fox’s Biscuits faces costs of £17,885 after a worker was horrifically burned after deviating from agreed safety procedures.

Smoked bacon faces a ban on using 'natural'

A row has broken out between the UK’s bacon producers and the European Commission (EC) over proposals contained in the latest draft of EU guidance on labelling of flavourings, which...

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Morrisons claims animal welfare milestone

Morrisons is the first supermarket whose staff have gained Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK) qualifications.

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Morrisons ad banned for promoting poor diet

A Morrisons ad has been banned for encouraging children to eat less healthily.

Brewery denies responsibility for Facebook sex ad

A brewery boss has complained to this website his firm’s reputation had been unfairly tarnished by a Facebook advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for foul language, sexual...

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual...

Country of origin labelling study clears retailers

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) found no slip-ups over country of origin labelling on the part of retailers and wholesalers in results of a UK and Ireland study published today...

Poultry firm and contractors fined £84k for safety failures

A Lincolnshire poultry firm and four of its contractors have been ordered to pay more than £84,000 for repeated safety failings in prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Mushroom firm fined £14k after worker is crushed

Littleport Mushroom Farm has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £2,700 in costs for safety failings after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arm was caught in unguarded...

It’s yo, ho, No for banned Captain Morgan advert

A social media advert linking the drinking of Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum to the ending of boredom has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Latest round of horsemeat tests negative – FSA

Tests for horse DNA on nearly 6,000 meat products carried out by UK local authorities were negative, according to a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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Drinks manufacturers must reduce sugars: PHE

Drinks manufacturers must work to reduce the amount of sugars in their products to lower the nation’s calorie intake, according to Dr Alison Tedstone, Public Health England’s (PHE) chief nutritionist....

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Labour: taxing unhealthy foods ‘not fair’

Labour has shunned sugar tax plans in favour of working collaboratively with the food industry to make foods healthier, according to shadow health minister Luciana Berger.

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Report supermarket abuse, urges grocery adjudicator

In as many weeks, two polls have sent me a strong message that I still have a big job to raise awareness of what I can do for groceries suppliers...

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Confusion reigns over EU labelling legislation

Draft guidance on the Food Information for Consumers Regulation 2014 was issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) last month.