Food Labelling

The FDF has launched new guidance for the labelling of gluten in food

FDF launches new gluten guidance

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched new regulatory guidance for the labelling of prepacked foods that contain gluten and claims relating to the absence or reduced presence of gluten.

Pret is rolling out ingredients labelling on all its products nationwide

Pret launches nationwide ingredients labelling

By James Ridler

Pret A Manger is to roll out a full list of ingredients for all the fresh food it sells in stores, following the deaths of two customers that suffered allergic reactions from eating its sandwiches.

Marks & Spencer said there was growing demand for protein-based drinks that offered added vitamins and benefits

Supermarket review after fruit juice backlash

By Noli Dinkovski

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to review how to make the contents of its products clearer for vegans and vegetarians after it was revealed that some of its fruit juices contained beef-derived collagen.

An allergic reaction to the unlabelled egg found in Nevis Bakery's biscuits cost the firm more than £6k

Food safety breach costs baker £6k

By James Ridler

Scotland-based Nevis Bakery has been fined £6,000 for food safety breaches, after a boy in Northern Ireland nearly died from an allergic reaction after consuming one of its products.

Five-a-day claims: three out of four products studied didn’t contain the recommended 80g portion size

Trading Standards warning over ‘five-a-day’ claims

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been warned that they could fall foul of Trading Standards rules after a study revealed three-quarters of products with five-a-day claims fell short of the recommended 80g portion size.

Stephanie Steege (left) and Kavita Karnik discuss the impact of EU law on food innovation

EU laws hinder food innovation

By James Ridler

Laws defining the ingredients that can legally be used in food production are lagging behind innovations made by the industry, according to a panel of experts.

Terms such as 'partially outdoors' puzzle shoppers

Animal welfare phrases confuse shoppers

By Rod Addy

Shoppers are confused by the proliferation of animal welfare terms used on product labels, with only a few striking a chord with them, delegates at a recent Winterbotham Darby conference heard.

The Food Standards Agency has pledged to keep food safety standards as they are once the UK leaves the EU

FSA reiterates food safety promises

By Aidan Fortune

The chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has pledged to keep food safety standards following the UK’s exit from the EU.

One-in-four consumers would like to see a change to how non-meat products are labelled

Meat labelling survey calls for debate

By Aidan Fortune

One-in-four consumers believe vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found.

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.