07-Mar-2014 - Last month the Food Manufacture Group assembled a crack-team of webinar speakers to help equip food and drink businesses with the information they need to prepare for the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, due to be enforced on December 13 2014.
07-Mar-2014 - The authorities in Brussels and London should have done more to explain the implications of the EU’s new food labelling rules, set out in the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC), according to law firm DWF.
05-Mar-2014 - The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has branded DJ Houghton Catching Services the “worst UK gangmaster ever” after it withdrew an appeal against having its licence revoked.
05-Mar-2014 - Top nutrition scientists have been drawn into a row following comments made by England’s chief medical officer that sugar could be addictive and may need to be taxed.
05-Mar-2014 - Trading Standards will take “a proportionate view” when policing the EU’s new food labelling rules, to be implemented after the December 13 deadline.
03-Mar-2014 - Captain Morgan became the second alcohol firm to have an advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this year, after Heineken also had an ad banned last month.
03-Mar-2014 - Bacon suppliers are protesting about late changes to meat labelling rules, which will force most firms to label their products as ‘with added water’ when they come into effect at the end of the year.
03-Mar-2014 - Key questions about the EU’s new food labelling rules remain unanswered, according to speakers at the Food Manufacture Group's webinar on the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR) last month.
28-Feb-2014 - An advertising expert has attacked campaigners’ efforts to restrict kids’ food and drink marketing without firm evidence as “reckless to the extreme”.
26-Feb-2014 - A TV advert for drinks giant Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after complaints that it linked alcohol consumption with adventure.
26-Feb-2014 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reviewing online food and drink marketing, especially to children, amid concerns about the rising incidence of obesity among young people.
25-Feb-2014 - Book your printer now, if you haven’t done so already, is one of three top tips from research organisation Campden BRI, delivered at the Food Manufacture Group’s webinar on the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR).
24-Feb-2014 - Premier Foods is adopting a project management approach to comply with the EU’s new Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR).
24-Feb-2014 - 2 Sisters Food Group could pay compensation of more than £1M if an equal pay claim lodged by law firm Leigh Day proves successful.
21-Feb-2014 - Associated British Foods (ABF) faces fines for anti-competitive practices if a competition authority probe just launched finds it guilty in the latest round of a longstanding feud with Napier Brown.
21-Feb-2014 - Complying with the EU’s new food labelling rules – set out in the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR) – will be a “truly enormous” job that will carry “a colossal cost”, warns Stephen Spice, Campden BRI’s new head of regulatory affairs.
20-Feb-2014 - Genetically modified (GM) food laws face scrutiny by MPs in a cross-party enquiry that has just launched.
19-Feb-2014 - Millions of pounds of fake food and drink were seized in recent UK raids in a global crackdown on illegal products, with fish and seafood representing the biggest worldwide problem.
19-Feb-2014 - Scottish meat processor Scotbeef has challenged press reports it was fined £26,250 for pollution, arguing the penalty was for waste control and it has subsequently cleared up its act.
19-Feb-2014 - There’s still time to register for the free, one-hour online seminar on the EU’s new food labelling rules, which takes place at 11am GMT tomorrow (February 20).
17-Feb-2014 - As the clock counts down to the EU’s mandatory food labelling rule changes – due to be enforced on December 13 2014 – we chart reaction to the legislation in quotes from people responsible for making sense of the new rules.
14-Feb-2014 - Uncertainty about how to comply with the EU’s new food labelling legislation – due for enforcement on December 13 2014 – plus complaints about the lack of clarity concerning the rules, is continuing to mount, according to industry experts.
12-Feb-2014 - Consumers in Scotland will receive far clearer information about the origins of their food, the Scottish government has pledged, after launching a new partnership yesterday (February 11) to deliver that promise.
12-Feb-2014 - Heineken UK must scrap an advert for misleadingly giving the impression its Kronenbourg 1664 lager is brewed in France, rather than the UK.
10-Feb-2014 - Fewer local authority inspections of food businesses are encouraging food fraud, warns the boss of the West Yorkshire Food Control Laboratory, after its tests recently revealed more than a third of food and drink products sampled were fake.