Food and drink industry groups have challenged several changes proposed under the revised Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM) used to control the advertising and promotion of ‘less healthy’ products to children.
A gin producer’s ads fell foul of the non-broadcast advertising code this week, while another Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling backed bottled water producers using polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic.
Errington Cheese, the Scottish cheesemaker linked to a fatal outbreak of E.coli O157 in 2016, has made the last of its remaining staff redundant, as sales dropped in spite of a ruling that cleared the company of breaching hygiene regulations.
Nestlé will keep fighting to secure an EU-wide trademark for the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar, after the European Court of Justice dismissed its appeal against a prior ruling preventing this.
Clinching an EU-UK trade deal by the original working deadline of October is now “a highly challenging timescale” and an extension looks advisable, according to Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine Michael Creed.
Free-from claims need careful consideration under allergen labelling regulations and should ideally be avoided, the European trade body representing bakery, confectionery and patisserie suppliers has advised.