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Cameron says sugar tax is still a possibility

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's “obesity crisis”.

World’s first sugar tracking app launched

Public Health England (PHE) has created a mobile phone app that allows parents to monitor the sugar intake of their children. 

Folic acid must be added to flour, say experts

UK experts are calling for the fortification of folic acid to be made mandatory in order to reduce serious birth defects.

Village Bakery aims for environmental first

A Welsh business intends to become the greenest bakery in Britain after installing more than 1,000 solar panels on its premises in Wrexham.

Derek Ferrol, founder of EasyRecruitUK
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Recruitment firm urges flexibility ahead of Living Wage

The founder of a Glasgow-based recruitment agency for the food and drink and hospitality industries has warned that businesses need to adopt a “flexible labour mode” ahead of the National Living Wage (NLW).

Waitrose withdraws biscuit packs after mix-up

Waitrose has withdrawn packs of its own-label Stem Ginger Cookies 200g after it was found they contained the supermarket’s Cherry & Almond Cookies 200g.

Tesco recalls shortcakes over egg labelling

Tesco has recalled packs of its own-brand Tesco Chunky Chocolate Shortcakes 175g because of a failure to declare the presence of egg on the label.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has urged employers to prepare for the National Living Wage
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Employers must prepare for Living Wage, says BIS

UK bosses have been urged to better prepare for the National Living Wage (NLW) and avoid potential legal action by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as it emerged only 45% of employers had updated their payrolls.

European stance on trans fats welcomed

Campaigners against trans fats (TFAs) in food have welcomed a report from the European Commission stating legal limits on their presence in food would be the most effective response to improve public health.

Bakery involved in alleged ‘slave labour’

West Midlands Police has rescued three men who were allegedly being used for slave labour at a Black Country bakery. 

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