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Traditional Cornish Pasty

Will all real Cornish pasties please stand up!

By Ben Bouckley

Cornish pasty producers have welcomed an European Commission (EC) decision to award protected status to products made in the region according to a uniform traditional recipe.

Could a simple amendment to the FIR create a two-tier butter market in the EU?

Manufacturers fret over EU 'defrosted' designation

By Ben Bouckley

Industry concerns are growing about a possible amendment to the EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) that will require all foods frozen, then defrosted before sale, to be labelled ‘defrosted’.

It's time to take the politics out of food ...

It's time to take the politics out of food ...

By Clare Cheney

The media described the recent incident concerning dioxin in pork and egg products from animals fed with dioxin-contaminated feed as ‘a scandal’. But this is compounded by the needless and wasteful slaughter of expensively reared animals and the destruction...

Should health claims be allowed on doughnuts?

Should health claims be allowed on doughnuts?

By Elaine Watson

If you ask consumer group Which? the answer is clearly no, whereas an enterprising baker hoping to make his doughnuts stand out from the crowd by adding some wacky functional ingredients might beg to differ. But where does the law stand?

Processors must secure legal egg supplies fast

Processors must secure legal egg supplies fast

By Rod Addy

UK manufacturers have been warned they must switch caged egg supplies now to legitimate sources ahead of changes to EU rules from next year or face serious consequences.

'No added salt' breakthrough on nutrition claims

'No added salt' breakthrough on nutrition claims

By Elaine Watson

The European Commission (EC) has finally addressed the thorny issue of nutrition claims that remain widely-used but are now technically illegal under the health claims Regulation, a year behind schedule.

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