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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.

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.

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