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Labour makes fats, salts and sugar pledge

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham will announce that Labour would set a limit on fats, salt and sugar in food marketed to children, should they be elected.

Greggs reviews decision on Glasgow store pay

Greggs has changed its mind on a decision to dock the pay of those who didn’t work their shift, after the Glasgow lorry tragedy.

Cornish Pasty claims dismissed

The European Commission and Defra have dismissed reports that protection for EU products such as Cornish pasties could be weakened under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement.

Competition authority moves to phase two on Pork Farms/Kerry deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it will launch a phase two investigation into the acquisition by Pork Farms of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods Limited.

New health campaign targets sugar

A new government campaign which encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume has been launched today.

CMA to investigate pie giant

The acquisition of Kerry Foods' savoury pastry business by pie-maker Pork Farms is to be investigated by the Competition and Marketing Authorities (CMA).

FSB responds to 2 Sisters payment terms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has responded to the Newsnight report that 2 Sisters Food Group has been criticised for poor payment practices.

Scientists evaluate acrylamide comments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has met to discuss the results of a recent consultation on the contaminant acrylamide.

FSB reveals “alarming” levels of supply chain bullying

An investigation by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed what it calls “alarming” levels of unfair dealing, just a week after Premier Foods hit the headlines.

Premier defends ‘pay and stay’ practice

Premier Foods has denied claims it has been ‘blackmailing’ companies into investing money – to stay as its suppliers.