Food and agribusiness blog

Our food and agribusiness law blog offers you regular updates on the latest legal and policy decisions affecting the food and agribusiness industry.


    Precautionary Labelling and Allergens - More Robust System is demanded 

    Clarity on thresholds and use of precautonary labelling would assist food producers and consumers alike.  There should be options for proportionate use of precautionary labelling to ensure safety and consistency. The FSA is due to provide a review of international guidelines for allergen thresholds by the end of 2023, the Grocer publication is informed, after industry writes an open letter to demand a more 'robust' system following the coroner's inquest of Celia Marsh last year.
    3 min read

    Food and Agri Update Friday 17 March

    Food & Agri Update Friday 17 March - Happy St Patrick's Day! A look at the Budget and how it affects food and hospitality in particular, especially re energy and alcohol. Food statistics published: What are the 10 key concerns of consumers? ASA looks at health claims in flu season and claims that imply preventing, curing or treating disease. Industry demands clarity on precautionary labelling #PAL after the coroner's report into Celia Marsh #allergens. Easter egg recall for allergens not translated and an update on Project Hawk the National Crime Unit's investigation into beef sold as 'Best of British' and nothing of the sort. This underlines the premium of origin labelling. Finally, what's happening in the CBD and novel foods sector?
    13 min read

    Food & Agri Update Friday 10 March

    Update covering the Northern Ireland Deal, the 'Windsor Framework' and impact for the food sector. A look at the consulatations on advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar #HFSS and further objections to the Scottish consultation on restricting advertising of alcohol. Recent ASA adjudications looking at identifiable comparators and greenwashing claims in aviation. Finally, the FSA boards meeting on 22 March will look at their position on Precision Breeding and the Bill including labelling and traceability. #food #agri #update #advertising #hfss #ofcom #asa #alcohol #labelling #asa #comparativeclaim #greenwashing #FSA #precisionbreeding #agritech
    11 min read
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