Mike Cherry, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, has urged the Chancellor to do more to support small retailers as part of the Budget.
Michael Gove has said that legislation will be introduced this year to ban microbeads in rinse-off personal care products.
At a special HFMA Brexit seminar in London this week senior representatives from three government departments urged natural products companies to step up the pace of their preparations for Brexit.
Cheryl Thallon, founder of Viridian Nutrition, speaks to Diane Millis about the changes in the natural products industry over the past 21 years
A petition signed by over 38,000 people demanding that post-Brexit trade deals work for farmers and workers in developing countries has been submitted to the Department for International Trade (DIT).
The UK natural health sector must adopt a unified perspective and agree clear objectives to present to government officials in order to secure the best outcome for industry and consumers in a post-Brexit future.
A Fairtrade Foundation and Traidcraft report warns that Brexit could make or break farmers from some of the poorest countries.
How will Brexit impact the specialist natural health products industry? Will we get regulatory ‘cut and paste’ – red tape replaced with red, white and blue tape? Or will the UK seize the opportunity to roll back restrictive and inappropriate legislation?
Confidence among food and drink manufacturers has declined, driven by increased input costs, squeezed profit margins and uncertainty over Brexit terms, according to the latest survey from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Viridian Nutrition MD Cheryl Thallon has told Channel 4 News that business has been booming at the Daventry-based company since the EU Referendum last June.
Leading manufacturers’ group EEF says that the UK should continue to accept EU “red tape” after Brexit as a price worth paying for access to European markets.
The UK’s intentions regarding future food supplements policy remain “extremely unclear” in the immediate post-EU Referendum period, warns Consumers for Health Choice.
A leaked draft copy of the Childhood Obesity Strategy indicates that the UK Government has shrunk from a number of public health promises.
Over 80 organisations have signed a letter to Theresa May and the Brexit minister David Davis to stress the important implications of the EU referendum result on food and farming. The 80 signatory organisations – the Soil Association, the OTB, Sustain and Traidcraft among them – say that since many of the UK’s food and […]
“If you want to know what happens when a country leaves the European Union, you might as well ask the Inuit.” That was the BBC’s Brian Milligan being simultaneously flippant and factual last month (factual, because Greenland is the only other country ever to have left the EU – or the EEC as it was […]
The chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation has warned that the prospects for farmers in developing countries could suffer if post-EU Referendum negotiations result in trade deals that favour the powerful. Commenting, Michael Gidney, said: “The result of the European Union referendum won’t just affect the UK. It will have a huge impact on the lives […]
Following the result of the EU Referendum the National Association of Health Stores is calling on the Government to cut business red tape and restrictive regulations on natural health products. In a statement, the Association said: “The NAHS is happy that the people of the UK have had the chance to express their feeling of […]
The Soil Association says it is “very disappointed” that the UK is to leave the European Union. But despite the Brexit vote the organic charity says the UK is “likely” to continue to be bound by the EU Organic Regulation. In a statement, the Soil Association says: “UK wildlife, the environment and the organic farming sector […]
Nelsons’ director of regulatory affairs Steve Mann looks at the possible outcomes of the EU Referendum and what they may mean for the health industry.
As the nation ponders the Brexit question, Craig Sams reflects on the EU’s inglorious record on food and health I was around when we joined the EU in 1973. What was the impact on food and health? Here’s my summation of the good, the bad and the ugly – well the last two anyway. The […]