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UK could import battery hen eggs in no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could see the UK import billions of eggs from battery hens, the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) and Compassion in World Farming (CIFW) have warned.

Ministers urged to delay non-Brexit consultations

The UK’s food and drink industry has urged the government to pause current and planned consultations or risk trade associations not responding.

Pret food safety chief warns of incident reporting delays

Pret A Manger food safety boss Tim Smith has urged for change in the way allergen-related deaths and serious incidents are reported.

Defra reveals no-deal food labelling changes

The government has laid out rules for what food and drink businesses must show on product labels if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019.

‘Sugar tax’ schemes backed by 60% of consumers

In the week health chiefs have again raised the idea of taxing cakes and puddings, more than half of consumers have said they back ‘sugar tax’-style initiatives.

Michael Gove appoints first food waste champion

Ben Elliot has been appointed the Government’s first food surplus and waste champion to help promote awareness of food waste.

Fears over financial burden of waste proposals

Government proposals that could see packaging producers pay the full cost of recycling will place a “considerable financial burden” on manufacturers, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned.

Packaging producers to pay full cost of recycling

Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposal of their packaging waste under proposals unveiled by the government today (December 18).

WRAP unveils roadmap to reduce plastic waste

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a roadmap outlining the key steps UK businesses need to take to reduce plastic waste.

FDF sees fall in pre-Brexit business confidence

Business confidence among British food and drink manufacturers has plummeted ahead of Brexit, latest research from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

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