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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.

RGF fined £450k for Stock Exchange rule break

Renshaw and Brighter Foods owner Real Good Food has been fined £450,000 for breaching Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rules two years ago.

Fine Lady ordered to pay £180k for water offences

Fine Lady Bakeries has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 after waste material from the business entered the local sewer network.

Plastic straw ban to come into force in April 2020

Plastic straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in England from April 2020.

Full ingredient labelling is ‘complete madness’ - BSA

Food Standards Agency (FSA) advice that full ingredients labelling should appear on all pre-packed foods for direct sale has been branded “complete madness” by the head of the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association (BSA).

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

No-deal tariffs plan ‘offers no advantage to industry’

Government tariff plans in the event of a no-deal Brexit have come under fire from trade bodies.

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.

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