Trading Standards

Many small food and drink firms have been using illegal information on their packaging

Many small food firms are using illegal labels

By Rick Pendrous

Many small food and drink manufacturers could soon be breaking the law – if they are not already – by putting misleading and, therefore, illegal information on their packs.

Almost 2,500l of fake wine and spirits were seized as part the operation

Almost 2,500l of fake booze seized

By Laurence Gibbons

Almost 2,500l of fake wine and spirits were seized by Interpol and Europol as part of a pre-Christmas enforcement campaign involving more than 50 countries.

Retailers fear they will miss the FIR deadline

Food firms likely to miss FIR labelling deadline

By Rick Pendrous

Supermarkets and manufacturers are struggling to make the labelling changes required on the tens of thousands of products they sell to comply with the new Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIR), which will come into force on December 13.

Label confusion has cost Clippy’s Apples thousands of pounds

Red tape puts jam maker in sticky spot

By Freddie Dawson

A Cheshire jam manufacturer could lose thousands of pounds of new business because EU regulations have left it without a legal name for its product.