Food Labelling

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.

Retail moves towards cleaner labelling for sausages have been fuelled by growing demand for premium varieties

Negative press about sausages prompts supply chain scrutiny

By Alyson Magee

Provenance and a more handcrafted appearance are driving a growing premium sausage category, but with provenance has come a greater need for transparency throughout the supply chain, according to collagen casings firm Devro.

Novel foods: applications will now be submitted to the European Commission

EU novel foods overhaul gets cautious welcome

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU’s new centralised process for the approval of novel foods has been welcomed by the food industry – but there are fears over the implications on intellectual property.

The MSC label is the leading UK mark indicating sustainably sourced fish

Fish suppliers face stricter rules

By Michelle Perrett

Fish manufacturers are facing new stricter rules on seafood certification as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has unveiled key changes while revealing plans to further review the system.

Current nutrition labelling gives ‘confusing messages’, claims Phil Dalton

Food labelling should reflect health policy: consultant

By Noli Dinkovski

Food labelling legislation needs to change if public health messages about salt, sugar and calories are going to be truly understood by consumers at the retail aisle, a consultant in the field has claimed.

Food and drink recalls in the UK more than doubled in 2015/16

Food and drink recalls more than double in 2015/16

By Michelle Perrett

The number of food and drink product recalls in the UK grew by 62% in 2015/16 driven by the impact of new EU labelling legislation, the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report has revealed.

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