Health & Safety

Increase in fines and prosecutions for food safety and hygiene

Fines for food safety and hygiene offences and prosecution of directors and senior managers have increased following the introduction of new sentencing guideline in...

Study reveals health and cost savings of mandatory added sugar labelling

The mandatory added sugar labelling policy for packaged food and drinks set to launch in the US could improve health and generate savings, according...

Retailers urged to tackle obesity by curbing early Easter egg sales

Retailers are being urged to crack down on early Easter egg sales to help tackle obesity after research revealed that half the British public...

Supermarket promotions fuelling obesity, report claims

A report from Cancer Research UK claims that shoppers filling their trolleys with special promotions of food and drink in supermarkets have a more...

Protect food safety & increase workplace safety

Food & beverage industries account for almost 24% of all manufacturing injuries according to EU OSHA. While workplace safety and compliance is a high...

UK’s junk food advertising consultation decried as ‘patronising’

The UK Government has launched a public consultation on proposals to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV and online adverts for food and drink...

‘Significant improvement’ made in empowering healthier consumers

“Significant improvement” has been made by consumer goods retailers and manufacturers in empowering healthier consumers globally, according to The Consumer Foods Forum (CGF). Data from...

Europe ‘must set binding limits’ to tackle acrylamide, BEUC says

Regulators in Europe should do more to help protect consumers from the presence of acrylamide in their food, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) says. The...

‘Astonishingly high’ salt levels in children’s meals, survey finds

Children’s out of home (OOH) meals contain “astonishingly high” amounts of salt, according to a new survey from expert group Action on Salt. The nationwide...

Consumers doubt impact of junk food advertising ban, research finds

Most consumers doubt the likely impact of restricting and banning junk food advertising despite agreeing with the approach, new research claims. This comes a week...

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