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Food industry seeks changes to agency worker law

Food industry seeks changes to agency worker law

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are stepping up lobbying efforts to persuade the government to amend legislation giving agency workers the same pay, overtime and breaks as permanent staff before it comes into force next year.

Workers win

Workers win

By Hayley Brown

Hundreds of former Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB) workers are claiming up to eight weeks' pay from the government, after a recent tribunal finding awarded them compensation.

Open your door to MPs

Open your door to MPs

By Julian Hunt

As we enter what many pundits are hailing as a new era in politics, many in our sector are trying to assess what it all means for food manufacturing.

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

By Elaine Watson

The legal dispute between Ajinomoto and Asda over the right to call aspartame 'nasty' has taken a radical new turn following a Court of Appeal judgment effectively overturning last year's High Court ruling.

What’s next for food policy?

What’s next for food policy?

By Lorraine Heller

As the flurry of post-election activity culminated in the Queen’s speech last week, some areas of legislation impacting business in the UK are starting to take shape, but key decisions on food policy remain unclear.

ice cream

New ice cream definition would boost reformulation work

By Elaine Watson

The UK definition of 'ice cream' must be brought in line with the rest of Europe if the Food Standards Agency (FSA) wants manufacturers to make meaningful progress on saturated fat reduction, according to a leading supplier.

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