Reg Update: France issues Decree regarding the labelling of products made with plant-based proteins (now suspended)

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France has published a Decree formally banning meat names both legal and customary from being used on processed food made from plant proteins.   This means plant-based protein alternatives produced in France cannot use a name that refers to:  A legal definition for which no addition of plant protein is provided in the rules for composition …

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Ashbury Industry Insights Bulletin: January – April 2021

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What’s on the horizon for regulatory compliance? Subscribe to our bulletin here This volume of the ‘Ashbury Global Industry Insights Bulletin’, provides a snapshot of regulatory activity across key markets including the GCC and Russia. Our advisors collate, analyse and provide expert commentary to help you be prepared and manage risk in your markets of…

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Ashbury COVID-19 Update

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To Our Clients, The food industry is aptly referred to as one of the most dynamic; it is no surprise that businesses have displayed tremendous resilience in the face of global crisis, rapidly adapting and evolving to maintain momentum amidst the madness. As a team, Ashbury are counting our lucky stars; our flexible working policy…

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Fraudulent hand sanitiser during COVID-19 and tips to help spot these counterfeits

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Regulatory Team Lead and Non-food Expert Bharti Gorania-Wood, looks at some of the recent incidences of fraudulent hand sanitisers during COVID-19 and provides tips to help spot these counterfeits. Hand sanitising products, as was the case with toilet rolls, started disappearing off the shelves when the global pandemic hit. The demand outstripped availability and there…

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Switched to takeaway? Rules on allergen information

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Pete Martin, Ashbury’s Regulatory Director looks at the allergen information rules for takeaway food as hospitality businesses make the switch to delivery and takeout service during the Coronavirus pandemic. Introducing a takeaway component to their business probably wasn’t ever in the plan for many restaurants, cafes and pubs and even high street bakeries. But the…

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COVD-19 Contingency Planning with Ashbury

In light of COVD-19, and with mass home-working looking very likely, businesses are poised to action their crisis management contingency plans required by GFSI audit standards. While ‘business as usual’ is succumbing to the affects of the pandemic, we are rapidly moving from the prevention phase to the response phase, as well as planning for…

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Food allergen labelling changes become law

Some of the most common foods people are allergic to

A Statutory Instrument (SI) has been laid in Parliament extending food labelling requirements for people with food allergies and intolerances. The law, which comes into effect from October 2021, will require businesses to provide full ingredient and allergen labelling on foods that are pre-packed for direct sale. The change in the law is the result…

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