Foodservice Industry Briefing

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Glyphosate, the world’s leading weedkiller

The herbicide plays a key role in modern farming but the EU is under growing pressure to ban it amid claims it causes cancer. What is glyphosate? Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide (weedkiller), not least because it’s so effective. The substance has become a mainstay of modern agriculture and its popularity has…
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Briefing: Food information regulation one year on

Caterers have dealt well with new rules on allergen information – but there’s more work ahead to tackle a serious and growing problem. By Barry Moore. Caterers are doing a decent job ... Broadly the contract catering industry is doing a decent good job in allergen management. This is mainly because most of these businesses…
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Tax avoiders have hell to pay

Campaign groups, newspapers, MPs and even the European Commission are on the warpath. Can companies afford to keep dodging the Revenue? In December, Starbucks declared its largest ever UK profit and its biggest tax bill. Three years after the company was shamed for avoiding tax, the announcement appeared, as the Financial Times reported, “to draw…
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Fishy goings on in foodservice

Mislabelling of supermarket fish has fallen dramatically thanks to regulation, media pressure and industry collaboration. The news is less positive for catering. Mislabelling in supermarkets has been cut to levels that might be expected through human error alone. A team of researchers from across the EU carried out DNA testing on 1,563 samples across nine of…
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