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Products of animal origin will be able to display the EC identification mark for a transitional period

‘No control’ on export labelling rules post-Brexit: Defra

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government is aiming “wherever possible” to allow a transition period for food labelling changes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March – but warned it had “no control” over how changes will be enforced overseas for exporters.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

Three in four people believe restaurants should display calorie information on menus, says Diabetes UK

Improve nutrition labelling, restaurants told

By Noli Dinkovski

Restaurants, cafés and takeaways have been urged to help consumers adopt healthier eating, after it was revealed that more than three in five adults (61%) struggled to find information on the nutritional content of food out of the home.

The ASA has banned a Red Bull ad for making unsolicited health claims

Red Bull ad banned by advertising watchdog

By James Ridler

An advert for Red Bull energy drinks has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after it was deemed to be making unsolicited health claims.

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

The future of EU nationals working in the UK has been threatened by immigration proposals, claim experts

EU workers’ long-term future is key

By Rod Addy

Government immigration proposals have heightened fears over EU nationals’ status in the UK after 2020, according to Blacks Solicitors.

The UK will still have to follow EU regulations after Brexit, claimed a legal expert

UK tied into EU label legislation

By James Ridler

The UK will be forced to follow EU guidelines on food labelling and safety post-Brexit without being part of the decision-making process, according to an expert in food legislation.

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