The BMJ has weighed-in on self-regulation of the food industry, which it claims is failing to deliver on targets to make food more nutritious.
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Workers at the factory in Dover will now be paid in full for any time off due to COVID-19, after the GMB Union reported 99 cases at the salad plant.
FSA and PHE issue advice over frozen raw breaded chicken, following almost 400 cases of Salmonellosis.
Food products have only seen a three percent reduction in sugar levels, according to a report from Public Health England (PHE).
UK charity, Action on Sugar, makes plea for UK Government to bring about mandatory honest labelling regarding the sugar content of food.
Following evidence that being overweight can increase the health risks from COVID-19, the British Government has published new voluntary calorie and salt reduction guidelines for the food industry and is encouraging businesses to implement them.
The report is the first in a set of three which aim to compare international food standards and decipher which systems control and record foodborne illnesses most effectively.
The reviews were commissioned in response to a recent surge in evidence which suggests that using vitamin D supplements as part of a daily diet could reduce the risk of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARTIs) and COVID-19.
FDF’s Director of Membership and Commercial Engagement and incident lead on COVID-19 describes the impact coronavirus has had on food and beverage manufacturers and how FDF has been managing and offering support during the crisis.
Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator for Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, outlines Action on Salt's response to Public Health England's proposed (and fifth wave) 2023 salt reduction targets.
The Board has stressed its commitment to supporting food businesses to keep consumers safe, and to develop a greater understanding of food allergens through further research, which would make a significant improvement to people’s lives in this area.
In her parting report, the CMO has called for action against junk food, including a ban on eating and drinking on public transport, in a bid to tackle obesity.