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The survey shows considerable support for a tax on plastic packaging, though there has been criticism of the proposed bill’s lack of consideration for compostable alternatives.
Action on Salt has issued a warning over the salt levels in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks and has urged the UK Government to name a successor to Public Health England to lead the salt reduction campaign.
The food and drink industry has called on the UK Government to provide more support as hospitality venues start their countdown to reopening.
The news that the UK Government is set to better regulate contracts has been welcomed by bodies’ such as Diary UK and the NFU, as more formal pricing mechanisms were favoured by respondents.
A survey of high-ranking figures in companies around the UK has revealed the majority of firms do have plans in place to become more sustainable, but just over a third have actually achieved any goals.
Seafood firms affected by the increased Brexit bureaucracy expressed their frustration at the government for what they see as a lack of support over border delays.
Empty lorries could be fast-tracked through ports to alleviate the situation in the UK, but the situation could worsen in Northern Ireland, supermarket bosses warn.
In the first Chris’ Corner of 2021, Professor Chris Elliott takes a look at the complexities surrounding Neonicotinoids, and calls on the government to make the UK a world leader in ‘green pesticides’.
The online supermarket has warned of an increase in substitutions and potential price hikes as COVID-19 and Brexit combine to put food retailers under pressure.
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.
In a recent speech, FSA Chief Executive Emily Miles paid tribute to the food industry for coping with demand during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but stressed that now is the time for change.