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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will give his annual Autumn Statement to Parliament on 3 December 2014.
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Retail body calls for reform of business rates

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling for business rates reform in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement next week.

‘Healthy’ snacks forecast to grow

Arla Foods Ingredients has predicted that ‘healthy’ will continue to lead the way in the future of snacking and has launched products to cash in.

Scottish Bakers launches new export help group

Scottish Bakers has launched an industry Bakers Export Group aimed at bakers in Scotland who are exporting or considering starting.

The war on sugar continues
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Re-evaluated sugar guidelines loom

Today could be the day that the World Health Organisation (WHO) will announce its plans for a crackdown on sugar.

Changes will be made to the way food must be labelled
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New food labelling laws meet mixed preparation

A new report has found that that some businesses are still struggling to prepare for new food regulations, which will be enforced next month.

Warburtons BHF packaging
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Warburtons strikes two-year partnership with BHF charity

Warburtons has announced a two-year commercial venture with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to raise awareness about healthy eating.

2020 health want a new strategy to tackle obesity
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Obesity crisis needs government test

A new report, backed by AB Sugar, has claimed fast food outlets should be licensed and all government policies should face an obesity “test”.

The system ranks levels of fats, sugar and salt on a scale of green to red
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Italy fights against labelling system

Italy has won a ruling from the European Commission that the traffic light system is overly ‘simplistic.’

FSA testing:
warnings about food containing soya must appear on labels
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FSA tests for soya presence in flour

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is beginning its sampling and testing programme at 13 milling plants across the UK, to look for the presence of soya in wheat flour.

Batch #5:
Gluten-free cupcakes
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Bath Bakery wins gluten-free certification

Bath Bakery’s Batch #5 range has been awarded the Cross Grain Symbol, following testing of its gluten-free products. 

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