Regulation

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

The future of EU nationals working in the UK has been threatened by immigration proposals, claim experts

EU workers’ long-term future is key

By Rod Addy

Government immigration proposals have heightened fears over EU nationals’ status in the UK after 2020, according to Blacks Solicitors.

The UK will still have to follow EU regulations after Brexit, claimed a legal expert

UK tied into EU label legislation

By James Ridler

The UK will be forced to follow EU guidelines on food labelling and safety post-Brexit without being part of the decision-making process, according to an expert in food legislation.

Mislabelling accounted for 1,741 (19%) of the 9,148 failed food standards tests in Scotland since 2013

Better food labelling urged by Scots MSP

By Noli Dinkovski

A Scottish MSP has called for tougher labelling legislation after a freedom of information request found almost one-in-five failed food standards tests in the country were down to mislabelling.

The Government's immigration strategy threatens to cut access to labour, warned the FDF

New immigration rules threaten food labour

By James Ridler

New immigration controls proposed by the Government to encourage the flow of skilled workers into the country threaten to hike up hiring prices and cut access to labour, according to members of the food and drink industry.

The Government is planning ‘realistic but ambitious goals’ to achieve further salt reduction

‘Mixed progress’ on salt reduction targets: PHE

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry has achieved “mixed progress” in meeting the latest Government salt reduction targets, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) first assessment since the introduction of voluntary targets in 2006.

Sainsbury's and Asda may have underestimated the enormity of the investigation into their proposed merger

Sainsbury’s and Asda succeed in extending merger timetable

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury’s and Asda have won their appeal against the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) timeline to respond to submitted evidence on their proposed merger, securing a further 11 days over Christmas to reply.

Melachrino: ‘Minimising contamination and trip hazards, together with using a good slip-resistant floor, is key’

Opinion

Addressing slip and trip hazards in the workplace

By Andy Melachrino

Andy Melachrino, chair of the Food and Drink Industries Group at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), addresses the need for manufacturers to minimise contamination and trip hazards in their workplaces.