Concern over misuse of the term ‘free-from’ in relation to allergens in food products and a need for greater standardisation of manufacturing practices has led the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to produce new guidance.
UK opens door to adverts targeting obese in wake of public health crisis
16th November 2015
The UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has changed rules to allow firms to target obese adults for the first time with ‘responsible lifestyle weight loss programmes’.
Italy investigating olive oil fraud allegations
16th November 2015
Italy’s antitrust agency is investigating seven olive oil producers due to concerns about the quality of products supposed to be the ‘extra virgin’ variety.
EU brings in mandatory origin labelling for food from Israeli settlements
12th November 2015
Food produced in Israeli-occupied territories, considered illegal under international law, must be clearly labelled as such in EU countries - a decision that has provoked strong opposition from Israel.
‘Allergen Safe’ scheme is solution to ‘may contain’ confusion
9th November 2015
A new scheme to cut through the confusion of ‘may contain’ labelling is being proposed to help both manufacturers and consumers.
Abbe Wilcox - Kerry Foods
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