Footage from Animal Equality UK reportedly revealed instances of animal abuse at Cross Farm in Devon, a supplier to Tesco. Image: Getty


Animal abuse claims spark legal challenge at Devon farm

By Gwen Ridler

Claims of animal abuse at Cross Farm have sparked legal action against the supplier, after undercover video footage reportedly filmed at its Devon site revealed scenes of piglets being crushed to death and bins full of ‘decaying corpses’.

Are you prepared for next stage of HFSS? Credit: Getty/Nadezhda Kozhedub

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Navigating the next stage of HFSS

By Lewis Wallis

Lewis Wallis of Campden BRI examines the UK's new HFFS restrictions coming into force next year and what food businesses need to do to prepare.

The fee for intervention charges from HSE have increased. Credit: Getty/Thank you for your assistant

Legal Brief

Cost pressures mount for F&B manufacturers following HSE fee hike

By Elliott Kenton

Elliott Kenton, partner and health and safety expert at national law firm, Weightmans, takes a look at the Health and Safety Executive’s recent move to increase the fees it charges for inspections – so-called ‘fees for intervention’ – and explains what...

Tate & Lyle completes sale of remaining interest in Primient. Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt


Tate & Lyle completes $350m Primient sale

By Bethan Grylls

Tate & Lyle Plc has completed the sale of its remaining 49.7% interest in Primary Products Investments LLC to KPS Capital Partners, LP.

Do you understand the requirements of EU's Deforestation Regulation? Credit: Getty/catalby

Legal Brief

Five steps food producers must take ahead of the EUDR deadline

By Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley

In this month’s legal brief, Fieldfisher’s Jessica Gardner and Aonghus Heatley provide an overview of what is required under the EUDR and their top five tips to prepare and protect your business.

Firms in financial difficulty should seek advice from insolvency professionals. Credit: Getty / PM Images


F&B administrations: What are the options?

By William Dodds

Nick Stockley, partner at Sussex-based solicitors firm Mayo Wynne Baxter, sheds light on the administration process and lays out the options facing food and drink firms in financial difficulty.

Legislation ending exports of livestock for slaughter and fattening receives Royal Assent. Credit: Getty/Miguel Perfectti


UK law ends live animal exports

By Bethan Grylls

The Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Act has received Royal Assent and mandates that animals are slaughtered domestically.

Is drought in the Panama Canal flooding your supply chain with risk? Credit: Getty/35007

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Navigating business risks in face of the Panama Canal drought

By Matt Taylor and Nikki Hussey

Matt Taylor, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, and Nikki Hussey, senior associate at the firm, look at how the Panama Canal drought has caused disruption to UK food and drink producers and the benefits to testing your legal position.

UK-made seaside treat on rocky ground from 'cheap' imports posing as locally produced goods. Credit: Stanton & Novelty


British rock candy faces extinction

By Bethan Grylls

Ten Blackpool-based confectionery manufacturers have come together to urge UK Government to grant rock origin protection status after ‘cheap, imitation imports’ place their businesses at risk.

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UK red tape has ‘killed our innovation’

By Bethan Grylls

In a Westminster session that explored the next steps for novel foods in the UK, founder and CEO of Naturecan UK, explained how his business had been stifled by UK regulation.

How woukld a ban on cell-cultured meat in the US affect the UK market?


Would a ban on lab grown meat in the US affect the UK?

By Taly Dvorkis

In the wake of several Republican-led states in the US pushing for a ban or limit on the sales of cell-cultivated meat, we asked a legal expert what impact – if any – it could have on the UK?

DuelFuel's founder warns functional food innovators of alleged inconsistences in VAT rules, which has 'crippled' his business

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What makes a cake a cake?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks with DuelFuel's founder Tim Davies after his business has been forced to shut up shop, following what he calls 'an incorrect' decision and a potentially 'dangerous precedent' from HMRC around his product's...

The European Commission has adopted a set of proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Credit: Getty/Khanchit Khirisutchalual

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Green Claims Directive gets closer to the finish line

By Andrea Gutierrez-Solana

Andrea Gutierrez-Solana, a food and sustainability policy expert and associate director at Whitehouse Communications, offers insights on the EU Green Claims Directive and the requirements it will introduce for companies wanting to promote their product’s...

Lawyer Mark Jones predicts what will happen this year following farming protests in the UK. Credit: Getty/NLshop

Legal Brief


By Mark Jones

With tractor strikes in the streets, does UK fresh produce matter to the UK Government? Mark Jones, food and drink lawyer and partner at law firm, Gordons LLP, explores.

Experts called for tougher regulations on HFSS marketing and advertising. Image: Getty, Shutthiphong Chandaeng


Heavy regulation needed on HFSS marketing and advertising

By Gwen Ridler

Marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) needs to be strictly regulated by the government to prevent businesses from exploiting the system to advertise unhealthy foods, claimed a panel of health and nutrition experts.

We mustn't forget our most important trading partner, says the FDF. Credit: Getty/Studio1222


UK import and export trade snapshot

By Bethan Grylls

The trade report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which assessed the period between January and December 2023, warns that new trade barrier rules could reverse export growth.

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