The UK Food Standards Agency Chief Scientist Robin May says urgent progress is needed on a unified eco-labelling system so that the food system can be set on a path to sustainability.
Children’s drink manufacturer Appy Food & Drinks has been told to stop referring to its juice as “100%” natural as they contain calcium lactate and glucose-fructose syrup by the UK’s advertising watchdog.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is advising travelers to the Czech Republic to avoid locally produced bootleg spirits following a spate of methanol poisonings the country and over 20 deaths, as one local producer said the crisis had hit his business...
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers about the dangers of drinking clay-based ‘detox’ drinks after finding dangerously high arsenic and lead levels in supplements sold online.
The added bureaucracy of legal limits for acrylamide in foods is preventable as industry efforts to reduce levels have been sufficient, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Fit cameras in UK slaughterhouses to curb animal abuse - FSA
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has tabled a proposal to introduce CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras into slaughterhouses in a bid to tackle animal welfare abuse.
Ministers on board with ‘Southampton six’ phase-out
UK ministers have agreed with a Food Standards Agency proposal on voluntary phasing out of the ‘Southampton six’ food colours by the end of 2009, according the agency’s chief executive.
Cadbury to remove artificial colours by end of 2008
Cadbury Schweppes has pledged to remove all artificial colourings
from its confectionery products by the end of the year in response
to concerns over their possible effects on behaviour.
Southampton colours should be phased out, says FSA
Artificial colours linked to hyperactivity in children by the
Southampton study should be phased out in Europe, said the UK Food
Standards Agency today.
Warning signs: reconsidering shock tactics
Here's a possible new marketing angle for food and beverage
manufacturers: "Food can kill".
Industry sets voluntary deadlines on additive removal
UK food and beverage manufacturers have committed themselves
to removing a group of six colour
additives from their products by the end of 2008,
according to a regulatory report published yesterday.
FSA 'astonished' by slow industry action on additives
The UK's FSA has issued its harshest judgement on the food
industry's use of artificial colour and preservatives yet,
following the publication of the Southampton study at the beginning
of the month, and is calling for action...
Unhealthy diet a lifestyle choice, says UK study
People on low incomes consume just as much unhealthy food and drink
as the general population, and so bad diets are the result of
personal choice, according to a study published by the UK
Bakery industry concerned by folic acid recommendation
Following debate by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday, the
baking industry has raised further concerns over recommendations
that folic acid be added to either flour or bread.
GDAs 'fundamentally flawed', claims health group
Food industry-backed front-of-pack nutritional signposting is
'fundamentally flawed', according to the National Heart Forum
FSA rules ok? The labelling rebellion
The battle of wills between the UK food watchdog and industry
heavyweights over nutrition labelling threatens to destabilise the
balance of power between industry and government.
UK regulator reviews inspection, enforcement policies
Local authorities in the UK will get new inspection and regulatory
powers in the future, thecountry's food agency said yesterday in
announcing a review of the current system.
UK regulator plans to reduce compliance costs
The UK's food regulator plans to slice millions of euros off the
administration costs faced bybusinesses in complying with safety
regulations, leaving operators with more money in their pockets.
Food industry gives cautious welcome to salt targets
Newly published salt reduction targets have been cautiously
welcomed by the UK food industry as being 'more realistic than the
2005 proposals', though health campaigners are furious.
Regulator publishes plan to simplify UK's food laws
Reducing paperwork and consolidating laws could save industry about
£200m (€293) in the first year, the UK's food regulator said in
publishing a plan to simplify legislation.
UK food watchdog launches labelling consultation
Food industry pressure over nutrition labelling has begun to pay
off as the UK Food Standards Agency launches a consultation for the
final stage in its simple signposting project using guideline daily
amounts as one of two central...
Salt slashed in processed food
The UK food industry has backed a new campaign launched today by
the country's food agency to slash salt levels in food products and
reduce overall salt consumption in the consumer diet.