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The best outcome would be continued tariff-free and frictionless trade between the UK and the EU

Trade body counters calls for import tariff cut

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has stressed the importance of two-way tariff-free trade after Brexit, in contrast to one consumer group advocating unilateral abolition of UK import tariffs.

Guidance over raw milk production was discussed by Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee and Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association

Food bodies meet over raw milk guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) recently met with the Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association (SCA) to discuss the concerns over guidance for the production of cheese made from raw, or unpasteurised,...

EU law states a food business must provide information on 14 specific allergens

Food Standards Agency defends allergen stance

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has rejected claims it should require foodservice firms to print full allergen labelling on packaged foods displayed to consumers under allergen labelling guidelines.

AIMS and the FSA will battle it out in the Supreme Court over challenging Official Veterinarians' decisions (Photo credit UK Supreme Court)

AIMS challenges FSA in Supreme Court

By Aidan Fortune

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) is to take on the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) in the Supreme Court over its refusal to allow Official Veterinarians’ (OV) decisions to be challenged.

Red Tractor's Jim Moseley reiterated the benefits of a modular assurance scheme

Red Tractor cracks down on standards

By James Ridler

Assurance scheme Red Tractor removed more than 200 members in 2017 for not meeting standards, according to chief executive Jim Moseley.

Health and safety shouldn’t be gambled on, especially with the threat of huge fines should it fail

FEATURE

Avoid rolling the dice on health and safety

By Alyson Magee

With safety-first equipment and IT systems able to reduce the risk of workplace incidents and help manufacturers avoid severe penalties, can companies really afford not to invest in them?

Batters: 'I absolutely don’t want it written in blood, I want it written in ink.'

Deeds not words: NFU boss demands commitment from Gove

By James Ridler

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has called on secretary of state Michael Gove to commit to securing the high standards of British food production after the UK leaves the EU next month.

Gove is speaking to colleagues in Government about delaying consultations involving departments other than DEFRA

More called for as Gove delays food consultations

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the extension of deadlines pledged by environment secretary Michael Gove on some food industry consultations amid Brexit chaos, but believes others may also have to be delayed.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a Public Information Statement on the dangers of STEC in food

FSS issues STEC food safety advice

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a Public Information Statement to make clear its position regarding the presence of a group of harmful E.coli bacteria called STEC in food.

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