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.
Ranjit Boparan, the boss of 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG), has agreed to fund Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspectors across all of its plants as well as implement CCTV in all areas and improve staff training to restore confidence in its poultry production....
Chairman of the House of Commons’ Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee Neil Parish MP has accused the UK’s main meat assurance schemes of being “culpable” for the alleged breaches of food safety identified in an undercover press...
Some of the world’s biggest food manufacturers and retailers have agreed to simplify food date labels by 2020 in an attempt to reduce the vast quantities of food that is unnecessarily wasted each year.
Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most importantly, consumers about the risk of allergic reactions.
Newly-consolidated date-labelling guidelines aim to help reduce food waste, but do nothing to allay the fear of prosecution which makes manufacturers more, rather than less, cautious in this area, according to one legal expert.
Most food manufacturers go beyond their legal obligation to provide clear nutrition labelling, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after claims manufacturers were “deliberately deceiving” shoppers by not using colour-coded labels on cereal packaging.