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The Soft Drinks Industry Levy helped to boost the performance of its Robinsons squash brand, Britvic said

Soft drinks levy does industry a favour

By Rod Addy

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) helped to boost sales for the industry, rather than dampening performance, according to Britvic’s 2018 Soft Drinks Review, which was made public on 11 April.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

You food and drink legal questions are answered by our experts

Food and drink industry legal Q&A

By James Ridler

We pose your hard hitting regulatory and legislative questions to our experts in this month’s legal Q&A.

The database underpins research that informs current Public Health England dietary policy

Nutrition of thousands of recipes made available online

By Noli Dinkovski

The nutrient levels of thousands of the most commonly eaten foods and recipe dishes in the UK has been made available online following a tie up between Public Health England (PHE) and the Quadram Institute.

2 Sisters Food Group was fined £1.4m after a worker sustained crush injuries

2 Sisters fined £1.4m for worker crush

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group has been fined £1.4m for health and safety offences, after a worker suffered crush injuries at its Scunthorpe site.

Dunbia was handed a record fine for non-compliance of TSE regulations at its Preston site (stock image)

Dunbia given £266,000 fine by FSA

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor Dunbia has been fined more than £266,000 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the failure to remove parts of the animal designated specified risk materials.

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.

Tacon's verdict found the Co-op Group had breached two counts of the GSCOP

£1.3m bill for Co-op Group grocery code breach

By Rod Addy

The Co-op Group must overhaul its processes and face costs of £1.3m after Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon announced it had breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).

Cannabidiol is generating interest in the food and drink industry

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Legislation on products containing cannabidiol

By Helen Arrowsmith

With increased media coverage and social media interest leading to rising consumer awareness of hemp derivatives, in particular cannabidiol (CBD), many in the food and drink industry are looking to develop new products containing this compound. But the...

The best outcome would be continued tariff-free and frictionless trade between the UK and the EU

Trade body counters calls for import tariff cut

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has stressed the importance of two-way tariff-free trade after Brexit, in contrast to one consumer group advocating unilateral abolition of UK import tariffs.

Guidance over raw milk production was discussed by Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee and Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association

Food bodies meet over raw milk guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) recently met with the Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association (SCA) to discuss the concerns over guidance for the production of cheese made from raw, or unpasteurised,...

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