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Perez questioned whether taxes could really curb obesity in the UK

Opinion

Putting a lid on health taxes

By Steve Perez

Global Brands founder and chairman Steve Perez questions the effectiveness of taxes to combat the rise of obesity in the UK.

Placing higher tariffs on food that doesn't meet UK standards will help deter them from entering the country

Government to use tariffs to maintain food standards

By James Ridler

The UK will have systems in place to prevent food that does not meet high standards from entering the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Use of unapproved scales can land breweries with hefty fines

Breweries found lacking on scales

By Rod Addy

A quarter of breweries are not using Trade Approved scales, despite potentially risking fines of more than £1,000 and even imprisonment for not doing so, according to a survey by the Marsden Weighing Group.

Foods high in fat, sugar or salt are being targeted by the Scottish Government

HFSS promotions in Scotland to be restricted

By Noli Dinkovski

Sales of confectionery, cakes, crisps and sugary drinks north of the border are to be curbed after the Scottish Government announced plans to restricting the promotion of food high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).

Vigilance is food manufacturers’ best weapon against listeria

Opinion

Vigilance is the best weapon against listeria

By Phil Voysey

Diligence, vigilance and understanding risk are key components in the fight against listeria contamination in food and drink products, according to Campden BRI microbiology department section manager Dr Phil Voysey.

Catton: ‘Asbestos is still a major issue. It is still present in hundreds of thousands of buildings in Britain, many of them in the food and drink manufacturing industry’

Opinion

Managing asbestos in food and drink businesses

By Neil Catton

Neil Catton, committee member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH’s) Food and Drink Industries Group, discusses the challenges posed by asbestos in food businesses and how to manage the risk associated with the material.

The FSA praised the steps taken for policing and managing food standards

FSA bullish on food sector overview

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has hailed a significant stride forward in the management and policing of food standards, creating “a single, unified view of the food and feed sector”, according to FSA chair Heather Hancock (pictured).

Amirahmadi: 'Trade policy is key to the success of the sector'

Dairy industry tackles cheese tariffs and environment

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has called for Government to rethink proposed tariffs for cheese post-Brexit, claiming they were inadequate to prevent price volatility or a loss of productivity and so would damage the dairy industry.

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