Clearer food and drink labelling for consumers

Shoppers will be able to make more informed decisions at the tills due to food labelling rule changes. Manufacturers will have to bring in clearer and more honest food labelling on the country of origin of meat, allergen advice and whether the product contains palm oil. The Government demanded stronger labelling across the whole of [...]

7 November 2012

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Bathing water standards published

New figures that show which of England’s bathing waters have met strict quality standards have been published by Defra today. The figures show that 93 per cent of England’s bathing waters met the minimum European water quality standard, with over 58 per cent meeting the tighter guideline standard following one of the wettest summers on [...]

6 November 2012

Ash disease found in Kent and Essex

The tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in forests and woodland in Kent and Essex after an urgent survey to seek out traces of the disease in Britain’s established woodlands.

5 November 2012