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Speculation mounts over future of FSA

Speculation mounts over future of FSA

By Ben Bouckley and Elaine Watson

Further questions about the government’s plans for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have been raised this week as the Department of Health (DoH) prepares to unveil a white paper outlining its strategy for the health service.

Change4Life didn't change anything, claims academic

Change4Life didn't change anything, claims academic

By Elaine Watson

There is “no evidence” to suggest that the Change4Life initiative has helped to improve the eating habits or lifestyles of the most vulnerable people, according to one health expert.

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

By Elaine Watson

Lobbying to prevent the extension of country of origin labelling (COOL) to all meat and poultry products - even when used as minor ingredients in complex processed foods - has stepped up a gear as major food manufacturers have continued to question its...

Food label 'clarification' from MEP only adds to confusion

Food label 'clarification' from MEP only adds to confusion

By Elaine Watson

The controversy surrounding new EU legislation governing the sale of foodstuffs ‘by number’ has descended into farce as a ‘clarification’ issued by the MEP steering it through the European Parliament has raised more questions than it answers.

Europe must keep cool over country of origin labelling

Europe must keep cool over country of origin labelling

Always read the small print. Good advice and nowhere more so than in food labelling with today’s increasingly savvy consumers demanding to know what’s in their food, where it came from and what it’s going to do to them.

CBI joins calls to simplify agency workers legislation

CBI joins calls to simplify agency workers legislation

By Elaine Watson

Aspects of the EU agency workers’ Directive still need further clarification and simplification to help make it easier for employers to navigate, according to the CBI (Confederation of British Industry).

Nestlé questions trans fat labelling proposals

Nestlé questions trans fat labelling proposals

By Elaine Watson

Requiring food manufacturers to distinguish between artificial and natural trans-fats on product labels is both unnecessary and impractical, according to regulatory experts at Nestlé UK and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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