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FIR Regulation – The Challenge ahead 14th July 2014 From

FIR Regulation – The Challenge ahead

Quite apart from it being Bastille Day today, it seems a lot of peoples’ thoughts are on Europe at the moment. The European Union has revised its legislation requiring the food industry to improve the level of information for consumers on the origin and nutritional value of food products. The new rules on origin of unprocessed meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry will apply from 13 December 2014, while the mandatory obligation to provide nutrition information will apply from 13 December 2016. With these changes becoming mandatory in a relatively short amount of time, by acting now retailers and manufacturers can ensure that the changeover is as seamless as possible and introduce complete transparency in the supply chain to satisfy consumers and regulators alike.

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Having a sweet tooth as part of a balanced diet this Easter 17th April 2014 From

Having a sweet tooth as part of a balanced diet this Easter

Coming up to Easter sugar is always on the agenda, with a variety of chocolate eggs, increasingly bolstered by bunnies, nests and chocolate chicks, being once again the mainstay of the season. Consumers are under no illusion that Easter eggs are an occasional treat to be consumed once a year. However, recently there has been a lot of attention given to the sugar content of private label products. The question is being raised as to whether information on sugar content is intentionally been used to mislead consumers, and retailers have an opportunity to set the record straight and alleviate these concerns: especially as consumers and retailers prepare for the Easter sugar rush.

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