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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).   

Scottish snowballs
A snowballing victory: Scottish snowballs win VAT-free status

Scottish snowballs, made by Lees of Scotland and Thomas Tunnock, have been ruled as zero-rated on tax, after they were classed as cakes.

Sugar should be cut by half
Industry responds to sugar reccomendations

The Food and Drink federation have responded to a report which advises the government to cut the recommended sugar intake by half.

Cut down on sugar
Government expert advises people to cut down on cake and confectionery

In a BBC breakfast interview this morning, Susan Jebb, a senior adviser in the government’s battle against obesity, warned people away from sources of sugar, such as cakes and biscuits. 

Salt pledge 2017
Lantmännen is first to sign up to 2017 salt pledge

Leading bakery and finished goods supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK is the first to commit to the Department of Health 2017 salt pledge.

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