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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. 

Eat Natural in peanut allergy withdrawal

Eat Natural, the fruit and nut bars and cereal company, has withdrawn one of its lines from Waitrose after a manufacturing error meant it contained undeclared peanuts.

M&S recalls crispbakes

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has issued a recall for its Vegetable Crispbakes with a use-by date of 7 November 2015 because it may contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to egg.

UB slashes CO2 emissions

United Biscuits (UB), the biscuit and snack manufacturer, has extended its fleet of trucks fuelled by waste cooking oil to 16.

Europeans are decreasing their sugar intake, says study

The majority of consumers in key European markets are cutting back on their consumption of sugar, new research from Mintel has revealed.

Antique mill withdraws flour

Worsbrough Mill, a 17th century working mill, has withdrawn packs of flour, bran, semolina and bread mix due to incorrect allergen information.

MPs back sugar tax, but industry fights back

A group of MPs has thrown its weight behind a proposed tax on sugary drinks to battle child obesity – along with other measures.

Bakers Basco fights thieves with glitter

Bakers Basco has begun impregnating its bread baskets and dollies with a traceable ‘glitter’ additive to deter thieves.