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NHS criticised for junk food

The NHS has been criticised for fuelling obesity levels after an investigation revealed hospitals house dozens of fast food restaurants and coffee shops.

CBA gives cautious welcome to ‘Tesco Tax’

Proposals to tax large supermarkets have been welcomed with caution by the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA). 

Guidelines for poppy seed usage

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued new guidelines to producers to reduce the presence of opium in poppy seeds. 

Study fins pesticides in bread
FOB hits back at bread pesticide ‘scaremongering’

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has slammed a report claiming two thirds of bread contains pesticides. 

Action on sugar drops bread
Bread dropped from sugary foods list

Action on Sugar has removed bread from its list of unhealthy foods, following direct action from the Federation of Bakers (FoB).

Gay cake bakery
‘Gay cake’ row could go to court

A bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action after it refused to produce a cake with the picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie in support of gay marriage. 

Lallemand yeast approval
Lallemand gains approval for vitamin D yeast

A baker’s yeast, rich in vitamin D, has been approved by the European Commission on June 24th

Public consultation launched on acrylamide in food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a public consultation on its scientific opinion about acrylamide in food.

FDF calls for growth agenda in food industry

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has set out its plans for working with the government after the 2015 election, and promoting growth in the industry. 

Bewley's cafe, dublin, rent hike
Irish café loses fight to halt rent hike

Bewley’s Café, Dublin has lost a court case against its landlord to prevent a hike in its rent and now faces a bill of 1.5 billion (£1.2bn).   

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