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Smith: 'There are significant costs involved in sponsoring employees and complex rules'

Legal opinion

Brexit and UK immigration and employment law

By Charlotte Smith

After the UK Immigration Act received Royal Assent, what are the upcoming changes to the UK’s immigration system and employment laws?

A sweeping ban on junk food ads online could threaten takeaway sector

'Junk food' ad ban 'could not come at worse time'

By James Ridler

Food and drink firms have not been given enough time to prepare for the Government ban on online ads for foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), according to one trade body.

Cuerden: 'It’s important that you establish your risk of food fraud'

Legal Opinion

How to guard against food fraud post-COVID-19

By Simon Cuerden

Food fraud costs the UK food and drinks industry £12bn every year through overpayments for lesser ingredients, unfair competition and reputational damage.

Food firms could be forced to adapt to the Government's new childhood obesity strategy by their stakeholders

Manufacturers to adapt to obesity policy or be forced to

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers must quickly adapt to the Government’s plans to curb childhood obesity or risk being forced to by their investors and stakeholders, according to a report from investment charity Share Action.

The GLAA was alerted by a tip off from a food processing company

Food firm flags potential labour abuse

By Michelle Perrett

A tip-off by a food processing company has safeguarded 17 people believed to be potential victims of modern slavery and labour exploitation, according to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Any legal case against a food manufacturer surrounding the coronavirus could set a precedent for the future

Coronavirus legal action threatens to set precedent

By James Ridler

Legal action against food manufacturers blamed for letting their employees get sick from the coronavirus would be difficult to prove, but could lead to serious legal ramifications if upheld in court for the entire industry, law firm Walker Morris has...

Suppliers can use the Kitemark to assure shoppers about product attributes such as authenticity or provenance

BSI launches Food Assurance Kitemark

By Rod Addy

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has launched a Food Assurance Kitemark to help tackle food fraud and provide a way to communicate product credentials including food authenticity and provenance to consumers.

Tchibo's claims on DNA integrity have been thrown out by EFSA

EFSA rejects Tchibo DNA coffee claim

By Michelle Perrett

Attempts to prove that regular consumption of a coffee could contribute to the maintenance of DNA integrity have been rejected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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