Food Labelling

Calorie labelling should be made mandatory on alcohol: RSPH

Calorie labelling of booze needed to cut obesity

By Rick Pendrous

Calorie labelling on alcohol should be introduced urgently to help stem the soaring rise in levels of obesity, according to the chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), which launched a campaign last year to see it enshrined in law.

An application to annul the approved list of health claims was rejected by the European Court

Clearer health claims wording is needed

By Nicholas Robinson

Urgent action is needed to amend the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulations (NHCR) to allow food and drink (F&D) manufacturers to make better use of them, a legal expert has claimed.

BFFF: Labelled date of freezing should be the date of freezing of the burger, not of the meat ingredient

UK frozen food sector wins EC date labelling battle

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s frozen food sector is celebrating a partial victory with the European Commission (EC) over a disagreement relating to the date labelling of frozen meat products required under the Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulations, which came into...

Customer shocked after a QR code takes him to a 'saucy' website

Porn ketchup link leaves Heinz red faced

By Nicholas Robinson

Heinz has been left red faced after a promotional quick response (QR) code on a bottle of ketchup sent a customer to a hardcore pornography website.

Dairy UK will push for mandatory COOL in the UK

Push for mandatory COOL in the UK: Dairy UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Dairy UK has slammed the European Commission’s (EC’s) rejection of mandatory country of origin (COOL) labelling for dairy in the EU and has vowed to push for national implementation instead.

Peanut allergies: anaphylactic shock can be life-threatening

Self-diagnosed intolerance may harm clinical allergy sufferers

By Rick Pendrous

The explosive growth in people “self-diagnosed” as suffering from food intolerances and those avoiding certain nutrients, such as gluten and dairy, for lifestyle reasons could be harmful, the head of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, which represents those with...

Please take part in our state-of-the-industry survey

Food firms asked to share views on industry's future

By Michael Stones

As the food and drink manufacturing sector considers the impact of the Conservatives’ election victory, the Food Manufacture Group invites you to share your views about the industry's future.

Sue Davies wants a beefed up Food Standards Agency

Beefed up Food Standards Agency would ‘boost safety’

By Michael Stones

A beefed up Food Standards Agency (FSA) – will full powers restored to oversee food standards, hygiene and safety – is the centre piece of consumer pressure group Which?’s wish list from the next government.

Food allergy risks in April

Latest allergy recalls in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Mining and sharing big data could flag up emerging food safety problems

Big data is future for better food safety

By Rick Pendrous

Food giant Nestlé has suggested that the huge amount of data collected by companies such as itself and regulatory authorities like the Food Standards Agency (FSA) should be shared so that it can be ‘mined’ for information about emerging food safety problems.