By Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner and Founder Food Law Science & Partners
As the Ukraine invasion disrupts supply of key commodities in Europe, legal expert Katia Merten-Lentz looks at the option of substituting ingredients and asks what this means for labelling and the legal status of your products.
While the Campaign has hailed the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) strategy for 2022-27, an open letter has called for tougher regulations to recognise the craft sector and level the playing field for small business owners.
Natasha’s Law came into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 1 October, stipulating that producers must provide a full ingredients list with clear allergen labelling on pre-packed snacks for direct sale (PPDS).
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Victoria Prentis said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is currently not considering the inclusion of sourdough or wholegrain definitions in the Bread and Flour Regulations.
The UK’s new Geographical Indications (GI) schemes are set to replace the EU’s schemes on 1 January, while results of a snapshot survey show there’s still some way to go to ensure bakers and other food-to-go businesses will be ready to meet the requirements...
A district court in California has repudiated a proposed class action settlement by Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) to two California residents who alleged the bakery giant had misbranded several of its baked goods.
A new study by American researchers backs up an open request by Scott Gottlieb – then US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner – last year for feedback on mandating warning labels for sesame.
A letter from Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to the Real Bread Campaign – which has been lobbying for the Honest Crust Act – stated that Defra will look into the bread and flour regulations once the UK...