Prime Minister Theresa May has set out plans for a two-year Brexit transition period, in which the terms of trade should remain unchanged

Food industry welcomes PM’s transition period plan

By Michael Stones

The food and drink industry has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a two-year transition period, in which the terms of trade should remain unchanged, to ease Britain’s exit from the EU.

The new General Data Protection Regulation may catch many unprepared

Food firms ‘are not ready for data protection rules’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers are being urged to prepare for a major overhaul of data protection laws, after a survey found more than two-thirds of key business personnel had not received any training ahead of its introduction next May.

Food and drink manufacturers’ competitveness is being stifled by unaddressed policy challenges: FoodDrinkEurope

Euro food firms warn on ‘renationalising food policy’

By Michael Stones

The European Commission (EC) should resist the renationalisation of food policies, such as country of origin labelling measures, urges euro food and drink manufacturers’ representative FoodDrinkEurope.

Macb has recalled all flavours of its bottled water, after they were found to be spoiled by mould

Drinks firm Macb recalls mouldy water

By James Ridler

Beverage manufacturer Macb has recalled batches of its flavoured still spring water, after mould was found inside the bottles.

Christine Tacon urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Grocery Supply Code of Practice

Suppliers urged to learn Groceries Code

By James Ridler

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), in order to strengthen their hand in negotiations with retailers.

The Food Standards Agency has added 26 more products to its list of food items recalled due to fipronil contamination

Egg scandal forces recall of another 26 products

By James Ridler

A further 26 food products have been recalled because of the fipronil-contaminated imported egg scandal, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), bringing the total number of products withdrawn from sale because of the insecticide to 65.

Greencore was fined £1M, after a contractor fell from a stepladder and died

Greencore fined £1M for worker’s death

By James Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has been fined £1M for safety failings, after a contractor died after falling from a stepladder. 

Eight cake mix products were recalled over fipronil contamination fears

Eggs scandal

Fipronil in eggs: Eight cake mix products recalled

By Matt Atherton

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed eight cake mix product recalls over fears that eggs used in their manufacturing have been contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, taking the total number of recalls to nearly 40 products.

Jon Poole: The IFST is co-operating ‘very well’ with its US equivalent


Food challenges are common globally: skills boss

By Mike Stones

Food industry challenges are the same throughout the world, and different regions can learn from each other in tackling them, the boss of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has claimed.

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