Regulation & Safety

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Brexit

Brexit transition: time is running out

By Anthony Myers

There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021 – and companies in the food sector have been urged to act now to be ready if new trading rules between the UK and EU come into force at the beginning of 2021.

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Agri-food policy reform in UK and EU may raise prices, farmers warn

By Oliver Morrison

It is hoped British agriculture will be transformed by the ‘biggest farming shake-up in 50 years’. But there are fears that both Britain’s move to cut farmer subsidies as it leaves the EU Common Agricultural Policy, and the EU’s reform of the CAP, could...

An advertising ban on HFSS foods could result in a £3bn loss for the food industry. Pics: GettyImages/Eskemar/Suradech 14/happy_lark

£500m at risk if promotion ban on HFSS bakery and snacks goes ahead

By Gill Hyslop

The predictive analytics provider told BakeryandSnacks the UK savoury snacks industry stands to lose £381.1m, while the bakery sector is at risk of losing £143.4m should the government’s injunction on advertising products labelled as high in fat, sugar...

EU-UK trade talks are set to resume next month after disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Pic: European Union

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CAOBISCO calls on EU and UK to extend FTA talks

By Anthony Myers

CAOBISCO, the Association of the Chocolate, Biscuits & Confectionery Industries of Europe, has called on the EU and UK authorities to extend free trade agreement (FTA) talks fearing a balanced trade agreement could be jeopardised because of the COVID-19...

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Sesotec hosts virtual food safety exhibition

By Gill Hyslop

Contaminant detection and materials sorting specialist Sesotec is hosting a virtual exhibition in lieu of its presence at interpack, which has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Salty snacks producers are facing the conundrum of reducing sodium but retaining flavour. Pic: GettyImages/Lisovskaya

Mexican nutrition labelling law gets green light

By Gill Hyslop

Salarius – creator of a proprietary salt that reduces sodium content without compromising its ‘saltiness’ – has welcomed the Mexican government’s approval of the nutrition labelling regulation, which warns consumers of high levels of sodium, caloric content,...

ReGrained Puffs have been launched virutally amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Pic: ReGrained

ReGrained launches upcycled Puffs online amid COVID-19

By Gill Hyslop

The US snack producer has launched ReGrained Puffs virtually, hosting online buyer meetings for retailers and a limited presale offering with free shipping to lower barriers to trial for consumers.