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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.

 European Court of Human Rights
‘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.

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.

Bakeries targeted in new HSE dust inspection drive

Bakeries are among businesses to be targeted in a new crackdown on dust control by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Mademoiselle Desserts is fined £36k for mixer injury

Mademoiselle Desserts Corby Limited has been fined £36,000 after a worker’s foot was broken by a mixer.

Government seeks views on mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid

The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposal to make the fortification of flour with folic acid mandatory.

FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has published updated guidance for food business operators on how to label foods that contain gluten.

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