Regulation & Safety

The UK is currently the third largest producer of milk in the Europe and the 10th largest globally.

UK dairy sector presents Dairy Roadmap anniversary report

By Jim Cornall

The UK dairy sector said it has made ‘significant progress’ in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, attendees were told at the launch of the Dairy Roadmap 10th anniversary report in the House of Commons.

Milkshakes and fruit juices are exempt from the UK's sugar tax - but can still contain high amounts of sugar. Pic: getty/mindstyle

UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption...

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Food Safety Recall round-up 12-18 May 2018

Recalls: E. coli, Hepatitis E and mycotoxins

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

The EDA said amendments will slow down the adaptation of the sector, which is facing increasing competition from producers outside Europe.

EDA disappointed in European Parliament vote

By Jim Cornall

The European Dairy Association (EDA) said it ‘regrets’ the direction taken by the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture (COMAGRI) in yesterday’s vote on MEP Herbert Dorfmann’s report.