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A tax on meat products has been deemed

Meat tax idea deemed ‘too simplistic’

By Aidan Fortune

A jury in a mock trial debating a meat tax has found that it’s “too blunt a policy tool” to be effective and that all ultra-processed foods should be subject to a levy.

An example of the effluent found by Thames Water

Fine Lady Bakery fined £180,000

By Helen Gilbert

An Oxfordshire bakery has been ordered to pay a record £180,000 fine after allowing waste material to illegally enter the local sewer network.

 Hancock: ‘I am as ambitious as ever to deliver a modern regulatory system’

New regulatory system will ‘need to be paid for’: FSA

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers will have to bear the “cost of regulation” to ensure they comply with the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) new sustainable funding model, its chair Heather Hancock has reiterated.

On-pack cooking instruction work hand-in-hand with BRC Global Standards

BRC 8 benefits on-pack cooking instructions

By Greg Hooper

Campden BRI instruction services manager and microwave specialist Greg Hooper discusses the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and its implication on manufacturers.

EU regulations will be passed into UK law from day one of Brexit

EU laws retained in no-deal Brexit scenario

By James Ridler

EU legislation and regulation on food and nutrition will carry over into UK law from exit day in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has confirmed.

Dr Tedstone: ‘UK manufacturers and retailers have already shown they are capable of innovation and creativity’

OPINION

Do more to improve the nation’s health: Tedstone

By Dr Alison Tedstone

Public Heath England chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone discusses why food and drink manufacturers need to up their game when it comes to reducing sugar and calories in their products.

Bakery boss calls for level playing field in obesity battle

Greggs boss: no unlevel playing-field in obesity battle

By Noli Dinkovski

Targeting larger companies only in the out-of-home (OOH) sector, as part of the Government’s drive to combat obesity, risks “squeezing the balloon” in favour of independent operators, the boss of the UK’s largest bakery chain has warned.

The gangmaster was served with a Labour Market Enforcement Undertaking, effective for one year

Devon gangmaster barred from unlicensed activity

By Helen Gilbert

A man supplying food processing staff via a recruitment agency has been prevented from putting forward workers without a licence following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Devon.

The FSA has called for full ingredients lists for products in store

FSA: list all ingredients in store

By James Ridler

Food outlets should list all ingredients to prevent allergy related incidents, as part of strict new rules proposed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Supplier payments could be further delayed by the failed Sainsbury's/Asda merger

Failed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger to delay supplier payments

By James Ridler

Suppliers may be forced to wait even longer for payments from supermarkets in the wake of the Competition and Markets Authority’s rejection of the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger, as delays continue to rise.

Pret is rolling out ingredients labelling on all its products nationwide

Pret launches nationwide ingredients labelling

By James Ridler

Pret A Manger is to roll out a full list of ingredients for all the fresh food it sells in stores, following the deaths of two customers that suffered allergic reactions from eating its sandwiches.

Health and safety failings have cost Braegate Produce Ltd £50k and C H Cole & Sons £30k

Potato processing firms fined for safety failings

By James Ridler

Potato processor Braegate Produce has been fined £50,000 for health and safety failings, while a separate potato processing line accident has cost one Essex firm more than a £30,000 penalty.

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