Law Firm Eversheds

‘When companies don’t comply, it’s usually a matter of ignorance’, said Elizabeth Shepherd

Regulations focus to avoid food industry non-compliance penalties

By Paul Gander

Government agencies are hoping that a redrafted version of the 2007 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations, incorporating subsequent amendments, will focus industry attention on the requirements and avoid the sometimes hefty...

The Germans think the labels are too simplistic, said Eversheds

Labelling scheme faces European challenge

By Rick Pendrous

The UK's voluntary Front-of-Pack (FoP) nutrition labelling scheme could yet fail to be approved as other EU Member States seek to challenge its use – particularly for food placed on their home markets.

Teresa Dolan cautioned against adopting ‘the nuclear option’ of dismissing staff and re-employing them on new contracts

Food manufacturers warned about ‘nuclear’ HR policy

By Gary Scattergood

Food firms should be aware of the reputational and brand risks of using the “nuclear option” of dismissing staff and re-employing them on new contracts as a way of forcing through changes to employee terms and conditions.

UK manufacturing slumps to 17th place in world league

UK manufacturing slumps to 17th place in world league

By John Dunn

A report out last month on global manufacturing competitiveness ranked the UK 17th in the world. Even worse, the report, from Deloitte and The US Council of Competitiveness, predicted that the UK would fall to 20th place in five years time, just ahead...

FSA guide welcomed

FSA guide welcomed

International law firm Eversheds has welcomed the Food Standards Agency's new voluntary guidelines on warning consumers about possible allergens in...

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