Legal

A new ruling on balsamic vinegar eschews need for designation of origin

ECJ decision on balsamic vinegar

By Rod Addy

Balsamic vinegar does not have to originate from Modena, according to a 4 December ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

New research from Campden BRI suggests consumer fridges are running at too high temperatures

New shelf-life guidance from Campden BRI

By Rod Addy

Campden BRI is researching the shelf-life of meal kits and home-delivered chilled foods, plus how opening products at different times in the run-up to use-by dates can impact shelf-life.

Ringleader Alexander Goran recruited the workers from Romania with the promise of employment and accommodation

Two jailed for Manchester gangmaster offences

By Dan Colombini

An illegal gangmaster and his wife have been jailed for exploiting at least 41 workers at a catering butchers in the Merseyside area, following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Beechdean Farm has been fined for an accident that left a worker blind

Beechdean Farm fined after worker blinded

By James Ridler

Beechdean Farm Limited, part of the Beechdean Group, has been ordered to pay more than £19,000 for health and safety failings, after a worker was left permanently blinded by an accident.

Food manufacturers are having to gamble on their insurance, but could there be a better way?

IN-DEPTH

Insurance: roll the dice and take cover

By Rod Addy

Food manufacturers are having to decide increasingly where to place the focus when it comes to insurance – and the decision can be a real gamble.

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).

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