The FDA has announced a set of new extensions and temporary flexible policies to allow food businesses to continue to operate during the coronavirus pandemic, such as labelling requirements and eligibility criteria for rule exemptions.
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The National Beef Association has called on the UK government to "take food security seriously" amid concerns that amendments to the Agriculture Bill do not protect or prioritise UK food standards.
After complaints about brands advertising unhealthy foods to children during a YouTube exercise video, Action on Salt and Sugar and Children’s Food Campaign have called on all food and beverage companies to refrain from advertising any food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) before 9pm.
The Food Authenticity Network aims to provide information to help businesses secure food supply chains by mitigating food fraud, including fraud mitigation services, guides and reports, access to food authenticity centres and sign-posting for where to find other useful services and resources.
155 companies, including major global food and beverage corporations, have signed a statement as part of the Science Based Targets initiative, urging governments to align COVID-19 recovery plans with the latest climate science.
Murdoch MacLennan, Partner & Head of Brewing & Distilling at Campbell Dallas, tells New Food how the novel coronavirus has impacted UK brewing supply and demand.
The agreement is said to be a particularly important preparedness effort as the nation approaches peak harvesting seasons, when many fruits and vegetables grown across the US are sent to be frozen or canned.
Data and analytics firm GlobalData has suggested that the snack sector will change as consumers move away from the 'on the go' trend towards healthier, eat-at-home options.
Early analysis of suppliers’ responses to the comprehensive annual groceries sector survey has shown that retailer compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice is at “an all-time high”.
Major food and beverage brands such as Unilever, Mars Incorporated, Nestlé and Keurig Dr Pepper have joined the Frontline Impact Project, an initiative designed to deliver vital resources to healthcare workers and first responders.
The campaign groups claimed that some food companies, including big brands, have been capitalising on the government’s ‘stay home’ message by heavily promoting unhealthy food, sometimes to the "most vulnerable members of society."