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
Scottish cookie company to adopt traffic light labelling
Paterson Arran claims to be the first manufacturer in Scotland
to use the Food Standard Agency's traffic light labelling
system on its products.
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.
Industry support for folic acid recommendation
The decision by the UK's Food Standards Agency to recommend
mandatory fortification of either bread or flour with folic acid
has met with a positive response, both from the bakery industry and
1,300 food incidents investigated in UK last year, says report
Over 1,300 food safety incidents were investigated by the UK Food
Standards Agency (FSA) last year, according to a report published
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.
Business call for regulator to scrap recall guidance
The Forum on Private Business has called for a proposed UK guidance
document on EU food law to be scrapped, criticising it for not
further clarifying provisions of the bloc's regulations.
UK tightens hygiene to head off EU dairy row
The UK food safety watchdog has revised its guidance on dairy
hygiene in an attempt to defuse pending legal action from the EU,
after allegations UK officials failed to protect the public from
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.
Dairy UK attacks FSA salt slashing targets
Government salt slashing plans for a range of dairy products are
too severe, says industry body Dairy UK, attempting to broker a
deal as the UK food watchdog turns up the heat.
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.
Food labels, comments on EU changes
The government-backed Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called for
comments and views on the European Commission's intention to review
community legislation on labelling.