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UK mulls single-use plastic tax

By Katy Askew

The UK government has launched a consultation on approaches to reducing plastic waste, with fiscal measures including a tax on single-use plastics on the agenda.

UK launches inquiry into energy drinks

UK launches inquiry into energy drinks

By Rachel Arthur

A government committee has launched an inquiry into the consumption of energy drinks, after a study found that young people in the UK consume more energy drinks than any other European country.

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Novel food rules in Europe: Fresh clarity supports innovation

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman

In the latest in a series of articles drilling down into the European novel food legislative framework, Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman, suggests that changes to novel food rules lay the groundwork for a step-change...

The UK's new obesity strategy focuses on categories including pizzas and ready meals  ©iStocl

UK targets 20% calorie reduction by 2024

By Katy Askew

UK regulators want a 20% reduction the calorie content of certain “popular foods” by 2024 as part of the government’s drive to tackle obesity.

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Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest threat’ to public health

By Katy Askew

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials in humans, animals and food is one of the “biggest threats” to public health that requires a joined-up approach from European Union Member States, according to a report out today (27 February).

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