The UK food and drink industry is facing a “notable skills gap” – a trend that if not reversed will hit the sector’s ability to compete on a national and global scale, said the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
The UK government has ended speculation about the future of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), announcing that the body will retain its food safety remit but be stripped, in England, of responsibility for nutrition policy and country of origin (COOL) labelling.
Following further reported outbreaks of avian flu in China, Vietnam
and Indonesia, the European Union has said that it will extend its
ban on importing poultry products from Asian countries until 15
December, leaving the regions poultry...