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Bakeries targeted in new HSE dust inspection drive

Bakeries are among businesses to be targeted in a new crackdown on dust control by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Mademoiselle Desserts is fined £36k for mixer injury

Mademoiselle Desserts Corby Limited has been fined £36,000 after a worker’s foot was broken by a mixer.

Government seeks views on mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid

The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposal to make the fortification of flour with folic acid mandatory.

FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has published updated guidance for food business operators on how to label foods that contain gluten.

RGF fined £450k for Stock Exchange rule break

Renshaw and Brighter Foods owner Real Good Food has been fined £450,000 for breaching Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rules two years ago.

Fine Lady ordered to pay £180k for water offences

Fine Lady Bakeries has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 after waste material from the business entered the local sewer network.

Plastic straw ban to come into force in April 2020

Plastic straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in England from April 2020.

Full ingredient labelling is ‘complete madness’ - BSA

Food Standards Agency (FSA) advice that full ingredients labelling should appear on all pre-packed foods for direct sale has been branded “complete madness” by the head of the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association (BSA).

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

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