Food Labelling

Sideras was found guilty of conspiring to defraud the public after adding horsemeat to the food chain

Man found guilty of adding horsemeat to food chain

By Matt Atherton

A London businessman has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud the public, after adding horsemeat to minced meat, sausages, pies and ready meals that were labelled as 100% beef.

The BMA has called for health warnings to be introduced on sugary food packaging

‘More work needed’ after kids’ sugary food ad ban

By Matt Atherton

The ban on adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) was only the first step in reducing childhood obesity, claimed pressure group Sustain, while doctors have called for health warnings on sugary food packaging.

The Food Expo Innovation Awards were dominated by food ingredients that exploited the clean labelling trend

Reports from IFT17

Food innovation awards reflect clean-label trend

By Michael Stones

Food ingredients that exploit the trend towards clean labelling featured in the 2017 Food Expo Innovation Awards at the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Country of origin information for food and drink must be made clearer when shopping online, the NFU said

Product origin labels ‘must be made clearer online’

By Matt Atherton

Country of origin information for food and drink should be displayed by online retailers, just as it is on supermarket shelves, to help shoppers choose British produce, the National Farmers Union (NFU) claims.

The EU has been asked to create nutrient profiles ‘as a matter of urgency’

Nestlé and Unilever lead call for EU nutrient profiles

By Noli Dinkovski

Some of the world’s largest food firms – including Nestlé, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Unilever – have called on the EU to create nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims as a matter of urgency.

Demand for halal food is growing among muslims and non-muslims, says the HFA

Halal certification body to launch defence fund

By Rick Pendrous

A legal “fighting fund” is planned by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), the certification body, to meet what it said were an increasing number of malicious attacks on the sector.

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