Regulation

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

By Elaine Watson

Lobbying to prevent the extension of country of origin labelling (COOL) to all meat and poultry products - even when used as minor ingredients in complex processed foods - has stepped up a gear as major food manufacturers have continued to question its...

Food label 'clarification' from MEP only adds to confusion

Food label 'clarification' from MEP only adds to confusion

By Elaine Watson

The controversy surrounding new EU legislation governing the sale of foodstuffs ‘by number’ has descended into farce as a ‘clarification’ issued by the MEP steering it through the European Parliament has raised more questions than it answers.

Europe must keep cool over country of origin labelling

Europe must keep cool over country of origin labelling

Always read the small print. Good advice and nowhere more so than in food labelling with today’s increasingly savvy consumers demanding to know what’s in their food, where it came from and what it’s going to do to them.

CBI joins calls to simplify agency workers legislation

CBI joins calls to simplify agency workers legislation

By Elaine Watson

Aspects of the EU agency workers’ Directive still need further clarification and simplification to help make it easier for employers to navigate, according to the CBI (Confederation of British Industry).

Nestlé questions trans fat labelling proposals

Nestlé questions trans fat labelling proposals

By Elaine Watson

Requiring food manufacturers to distinguish between artificial and natural trans-fats on product labels is both unnecessary and impractical, according to regulatory experts at Nestlé UK and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Food industry seeks changes to agency worker law

Food industry seeks changes to agency worker law

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are stepping up lobbying efforts to persuade the government to amend legislation giving agency workers the same pay, overtime and breaks as permanent staff before it comes into force next year.

Workers win

Workers win

By Hayley Brown

Hundreds of former Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB) workers are claiming up to eight weeks' pay from the government, after a recent tribunal finding awarded them compensation.

Open your door to MPs

Open your door to MPs

By Julian Hunt

As we enter what many pundits are hailing as a new era in politics, many in our sector are trying to assess what it all means for food manufacturing.

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