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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,...

EU law states a food business must provide information on 14 specific allergens

Food Standards Agency defends allergen stance

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has rejected claims it should require foodservice firms to print full allergen labelling on packaged foods displayed to consumers under allergen labelling guidelines.

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