Fines of hundreds of millions of pounds could be imposed on retailers if they are found to be in breach of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
Tesco has been asked to examine its behaviour towards suppliers by the Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon.
Morrisons’ former treasurer and head of tax, Paul Coyle, has been charged with two offences of insider dealing by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an online beer advert for misleading consumers over its alcohol content and placing “undue emphasis on the alcoholic strength” of the product.
British Sugar has temporarily avoided a costly and time-consuming investigation into its market practices, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirming it will not pursue the probe for now.
Eight people have been charged from Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into forced labour, human trafficking and illegal gangmaster activity in the UK food chain....
An internet smoothie ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleadingly exaggerating the amount of fruit portions it contained.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has ditched its original Freedom Food logo in a bid to attract more food businesses and consumers, the charity...
A Kellogg’s ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making a ‘30% less fat’ claim that broke comparative nutrition rules, prompting 15 complaints, including one from PepsiCo.
Two Portadown men appeared before magistrates in Northern Ireland (NI) last month charged with a total of 50 offences, following a joint investigation into suspected human trafficking and labour exploitation...
A meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £20,000, after operating what the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described as “a fault-ridden forklift truck” and forging records in a...
A company promoting healthy teas has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after falling foul of the EU's nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR).
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.
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 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...
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).
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Morrisons is the first supermarket whose staff have gained Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK) qualifications.
A Morrisons ad has been banned for encouraging children to eat less healthily.