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Guidelines on reducing sugar in food published for industry

Posted on: 30 March 2017

Reduction programme could see 200,000 tonnes of sugar removed from the UK market per year by 2020.


Triggering Article 50 – comment from NOAH

Posted on: 29 March 2017

Triggering of Article 50 should mark an increase in certainty and stability for NOAH member businesses

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UK Food & Drink Federation statement on the triggering of Article 50

Posted on: 29 March 2017

The official UK FDF statement on the triggering of Article 50...


Food Standards Scotland statement on the release of the Dunsyre Blue E. coli O157 report

Posted on: 29 March 2017

Food Standards Scotland fully supports report that concludes that Dunsyre Blue cheese was the source of the E. coli O157 outbreak


Fighting Food Fraud in 2017: Interview with Gavan Wafer, National Food Crime Unit

Posted on: 29 March 2017

Gavan Wafer, Head of Crime Operations at the National Food Crime Unit offers his insight into tackling food fraud in the 21st Century.


Brexit could put the fizz into UK wine industry

Posted on: 29 March 2017

The UK’s wine industry could be in line for a major boost if the cost of importing wine from the EU rockets post-Brexit


Food packaging rules misleading and potentially dangerous, new research confirms

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Food packaging is not tailored enough to contents, a team from Université Paris-Saclay has found, and could be causing the spread of chemicals.


Health claims regulation is top challenge for nutrition companies, survey shows

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Nutrition companies view stricter EU regulation as a greater challenge than the state of the global economy, new research has shown.


Suspects in China’s ‘biggest baby milk scandal in decade’ go on trial

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Those charged in conjunction with the biggest milk formula scandal in a decade in China went on trial in Shanghai today


UK Government is missing important opportunities to tackle childhood obesity

Posted on: 27 March 2017

The Government needs to take more robust action to tackle the impact of deep discounting and price promotions on the sales of unhealthy food and drink, says the Health Committee in its follow up report into childhood obesity.


UK food supply chain leaders outline trade strategy for Brexit

Posted on: 26 March 2017

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) outline post-Brexit policy aims...


Optical sorting technology sows the seeds of success for Spanish olive processor

Posted on: 24 March 2017

Technology from The Bühler Group now allows for the possibility of transforming a by-product of the pitted olive and olive oil industry into a new, natural, “super” ingredient...


EFSA to give advice on the intake of sugar added to food

Posted on: 24 March 2017

EFSA will provide scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020.


The Coca-Cola Company announces senior leadership appointments

Posted on: 23 March 2017

The Coca-Cola Company today announced a number of senior leadership appointments to drive its ongoing transformation into a growth-oriented, consumer-centred, total beverage company...


African swine fever spreading slowly, report suggests

Posted on: 23 March 2017

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by these Member States and EFSA.


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