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How can the food industry benefit most from Brexit?

Food and drink groups have put forward recommendations for trade negotiations after the UK leaves the European Union.

FSA consults on guidance for allergen labelling

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a six-week consultation on the implementation of upcoming allergen labelling legislation.

Details of sourdough code of practice plan revealed

Proposals designed to define labelling and marketing terms for sourdough have been presented for discussion with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).

Is your workforce ready for a no-deal Brexit?

Kate Palmer, associate director of advisory at law firm Peninsula Group, gives advice on preparations employers can make ahead of Brexit

Ban eating on buses and trains, urges obesity report

Calorie caps on all out-of-home food and a ban on eating on public transport are among a series of suggestions by the former Chief Medical Officer to reduce childhood obesity.

Pret full ingredient labelling in place from this week

Pret A Manger is to have full ingredient labels on all freshly made products by the end of the week.

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The case is due to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights
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‘Gay cake’ legal row going to Court of Human Rights

A customer whose request for a cake supporting gay marriage was refused is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Minimum salary thresholds for migrants to be reviewed

Post-Brexit immigration plans that sparked fears of a further shortage of low-skilled staff are to be reviewed following intervention by home secretary Sajid Javid.

The family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died after suffering an allergic reaction
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Natasha’s Law: reactions to new labelling legislation

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced the introduction of a new law that makes full ingredient labelling mandatory on all pre-packed food.

Full ingredients labelling to be required under new law

Hospitality trade groups have hit out at a new law that will make full ingredients labelling on all pre-packaged foods mandatory.

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