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Ministers consider need for new Food Crime Unit

THE DEPARTMENT for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Food Standards Agency has issued a new report on food security and the introduction of a Food Crime Unit. The special report was commissioned by the government to address the current problems in Britain’s food supply network in response to last year’s horsemeat scandal.   Professor…
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Pricing tactics in supermarkets revealed

A NEW Which? investigation reveals some of the pricing tactics used by supermarkets and big brands to get shoppers to part with their cash.                   Since Which? launched its campaign in November calling on supermarkets to 'Make Special Offers Special ', we’ve found even more examples of confusing…
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Landfill’s End?

POLITICIANS HAVE raised the prospect of a total ban on sending food waste to the tip but the industry is in two minds about the benefits.                     Food waste has been thrust into the spotlight. A number of heavyweight reports have whetted the media and, in turn,…
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Consumers reduce food waste as economic downturn continues to bite

A NEW SURVEY from consumer campaign group Which? reveals that up to 14 million people in the UK are reducing their food waste to save money.   Increasing food prices across many food types have seen the British public make changes to the way they deal with food, including reducing portion sizes, cooking with leftovers…
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Supermarkets commit to ‘Price it Right’ campaign

FOUR OF BRITAIN’S largest supermarket companies have offered their support to consumer group Which?’s ‘Price it Right’ campaign for simpler, clearer and consistent pricing.   Aldi, The Co-operative, Waitrose and Morrisons have all committed to improving food labels in their stores to help shoppers compare the price of products more easily.   The ‘Price it…
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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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Caterers buying more green products

GREEN CLEANING products are more popular than they were five years ago, according to new research.   Almost two thirds (60%) of 750 businesses quizzed in an independent survey said they buy more eco-friendly cleaning products now than in 2008.   The survey, commissioned by catering equipment distributor Nisbets, also found that the use of…
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Badgers beware

TOMORROW WILL mark the start of badger culling trials as the government attempts to control the spread of bovine TB.   The controversial trials were originally planned to start last year, but were delayed at the last minute because of “higher than expected” badger numbers in the two trial areas.   The environment department, DEFRA,…
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Products shrink but prices don’t

WITH RAW material prices on the increase and health groups encouraging some food brands to decrease their portion sizes, product shrinkage should be a good thing.   Not according to Which?   The consumer campaign group has discovered that products are shrinking much more than their prices – and in one case the price actually…
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