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Under the microscope

MINISTERS AND food safety officials are trying to work out how to reassure a concerned public. Footprint reports from the first supply chain conference after the horse meat scandal.                           Laws are like sausages, politicians often quip: it’s better not to see how…
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Bigger fines for food fraud

THE EUROPEAN Commission wants to impose “truly dissuasive” fines in a bid to combat food fraud.   The proposal is part of a package of food safety measures published this week.   Health commissioner Tonio Borg said the package would simplify the rules for safer food, but also strengthen them. The changes come at an…
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Consumers asked to ‘be patient’ on launch of plastic bag tax

RETAILERS IN NORTHERN Ireland have called on the government and customers to “be patient” as they get used to the new plastic bag tax launched today, April 8th, 2013.   Retailers and businesses in Northern Ireland must now charge at least five pence for each new single use carrier bag they supply to customers.  …
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