The UK has agreed to leave the EU on 31 December 2018

Brexit transition deal: food industry reacts

By Aidan Fortune and Michelle Perrett

Today's agreement for the UK to fully withdraw from the EU after a 21-month transition period has been met with a mixed reaction by the food industry.

Teenagers are twice as likely to be obese if they remember junk food ads

FDF responds to junk food ad critics

By Michelle Perrett

Food companies are facing increased pressure over unhealthy adverts, following new research from Cancer Research UK.

Transition period has been proposed for withdrawal

Brexit transition deal agreed

By Michelle Perrett

The UK and the EU have provisionally agreed an “ordered withdrawal” that will mean transition ends on 31 December 2020.

The ASA has ruled the Go Ahead Goodness bar ad was misleading

Healthy biscuit bar ad slammed by watchdog

By James Ridler

An advert for Go Ahead Goodness bars, produced by United Biscuits, has been banned after it was deemed misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Barnes: ‘Current regulatory delivery model is not fit for purpose’

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2 Sisters Food Group exposé underlines need for FSA reform

By Rick Pendrous

The urgent need to reform the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) regulatory approach was brought into sharp focus by the alleged food hygiene incidents uncovered by the press investigation at the 2 Sisters Food Group West Bromwich chicken cutting plant last...

The Co-op acknowledges it has fallen short in relation to the code

Co-operative Group takes action as supply probe starts

By Rod Addy

The Co-op Group admitted it had “fallen short” of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), following news Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon had launched a probe into the society’s dealings with suppliers.

Food in focus: burgers and potato products are listed among the target categories

Food firms urged to act as calorie reduction target set

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers are being urged to start reformulating “everyday” products without delay after Public Health England (PHE) set a 20% calorie reduction target in food consumed across 13 product categories by 2024.

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