Regulation

Choking hazards and undeclared allergens sparked recalls this week

Choking hazard fears triggers food recall

By James Ridler

AKM Foods has recalled some Zaiqa International Mini Fruit Jelly products, after certain batches of the confectionery proved to be a choking hazard.

The impact of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy may have far reaching consequences

sugar tax

Sugar tax fallout: is the industry ready?

By Aidan Fortune

With the Soft Drinks Industry Levy coming into effect today, manufacturers have been forced to either reformulate their products or face paying tax on drinks with a higher sugar content.

The health claims process and the deadlock on botanicals has come under particular scrutiny

Current EU regulation ‘unhelpful’, say one-in-three

By Noli Dinkovski

Dissatisfaction over the EU regulatory framework has risen sharply over the past year – with the health claims process and the deadlock on botanicals under particular scrutiny, research has found.

Cod fillets, curry powder and dried mango were all recalled due to labelling errors

Labelling errors spark food recalls

By James Ridler

Labelling errors sparked a number of food recalls over the past week, including products that contained undeclared allergens.

The Government has announced plans for the deposit scheme

FDF welcomes Government recycling move

By Michelle Perrett

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed news that the Government intends to focus on recycling, but has called for any deposit return scheme for drinks bottles and cans to be cost-effective.

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.

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