Dr Susan Jebb urged that business involvement with the PHRD should become

Public health role for food industry

By Rick Pendrous

The food industry must get much more closely involved in public health issues if we are to deal with the problems of obesity the nation faces, the co-chair of the government’s food Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) Network has argued.

If nudging people towards healthier lifestyles fails, it should be replaced by legislaton, warns a cross-party group of MPs

Public Health Responsibility Deal ‘no silver bullet’

By Mike Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed comments from the Health Select Committee about the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal describing the plan as “no silver bullet” to tackle obesity.

Is the government's obesity Call to Action sound sense or

Manufacturers come out fighting in obesity row

By Dan Colombini

Food firms have rejected criticisms that the industry is failing to combat obesity after the government’s framework to tackle the problem drew flack from campaign groups.

Slippery when wet

Slippery when wet

The industry may think its health and safety track record is pretty good, but this is no time for it to be resting on its laurels, reports Rod Addy

Easy way to train

Easy way to train

Food Manufacture has launched a joint e-learning venture, Food Manufacture Training, with software and learning content company Skillgate.The...

Stick or bigger stick?

Stick or bigger stick?

The European Commission is challenging the UK for not being tough enough on factory accidents. John Dunn reports

Green for go?

Green for go?

The issue of front of pack labelling has been hitting the headlines ever since the FSA first announced its traffic lights scheme. But has it changed consumers' habits, or, importantly, their health? Rebecca Green reports


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