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Reading sandwich vans could face new £861 licensing fee

Mobile sandwich traders in Reading could face a new annual charge of £861, as Reading Borough Council considers a new report.

Scientific Advisory Committee prepares to discuss carbs

A government nutrition board will meet next week to discuss the SACN Carbohydrates and Health report.

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Sandwiches falling out of favour with Tesco customers
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Sandwiches under threat as Tesco trebles salad range

Tesco said it was a case of “move over sarnies” as it trebled its ready-to-eat salad range to nearly 50 lines. 

Barry Callebaut buys American Almond

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut is to acquire the assets of nut products company American Almond Products.

Genius crumpets
Genius crumpets are one of the items recalled following gluten contamination
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Genius 'gluten-free' products recalled by supermarkets

A number of Genius-branded and own-label gluten-free products have been recalled after it was found they are contaminated with gluten. 

Protein bakery facility planned

The Protein Works is to invest a significant sum of money into a new protein-focused bakery facility in Cheshire. 

Sugar
Ian Wright of the FDF has written tot he NHS over its obesity concerns
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FDF pens open letter after NHS's "demonisation" of sugar

The director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published an open letter to the NHS complaining of its “demonisation” of sugar. 

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Sugar is in the spotlight again
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Sugar debate reignites with new report

Health campaigners have released findings of higher concentrations of sugar in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks than in a bag of Haribo. 

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Gay cake row lives on as Ashers Bakery decides to appeal judge's decision
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'Gay cake' bakery to appeal after discrimination ruling

The Christian bakery at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ row is to appeal against a discrimination ruling. 

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Financial Reporting Council highlights importance of quality audits
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Financial watchdog to help SMEs in quality auditing

The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as it pledges to help smaller businesses. 

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