Leadership Spotlight – Emma Thorpe, Technical Controller

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Armed with comprehensive experience working in food manufacturing, Emma brings a wealth of knowledge to Ashbury. But, as with many of her female colleagues, she’s experienced the hardships and challenges of raising a young family combined with furthering her career. Her journey hasn’t been without sacrifice or struggle, and here she explains how she believes…

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Leadership Spotlight – Dr Janine Curll, Regulatory Manager

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Having spent nearly 20 years providing exceptional regulatory, legal and compliance advice and support to food manufacturers worldwide, Dr Janine Curll guides global manufacturers through the entire product development process. She assists brands and businesses with the introduction of their items to the Australian market that meet (and exceed) both commercial and competitive needs. Janine…

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Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Explained

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Country of origin labelling is an essential aspect of food labelling compliance often referred to as ‘CoOL’. With international trade evolving rapidly and consumers becoming more discerning in their choices, food business operators need to understand how to correctly apply CoOL to their products to remain compliant.  In this article, we explore the intricacies of…

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Leadership Spotlight – Jade Collins, Technical Controller (Manufacturing & International)

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With a background in trading standards, complemented with a degree in Forensic Investigation and Consumer Law, Jade is passionate about driving quality, compliance and efficiency. She loves working with her team (and clients) to find a solution that is a win for all – whether that’s dealing with simple day-to-day challenges or devising customer processes…

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Leadership Spotlight – Nicola Chambers, Technical Controller

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Having joined Ashbury in 2016, Nicola leads a team of 60 professionals to support a major client to achieve compliance and commercial success. Thanks to her extensive background in food manufacturing and retail, she brings a breadth of knowledge, insight and expertise to her role. But it hasn’t been without challenges. Here, Nicola explores her…

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Beyond the Label: Understanding Pet Food Jargon

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Our pets are valued members of the family, with research suggesting that over two-thirds of us are willing to spend more on our pets than we do on ourselves, whether that’s on luxury beds, toys, treats or food. But while consumers are eager to spend more on their pets, millions of pet owners have no…

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Vegan Labelling Requirements: How to Label Vegan Food

Whether it’s just a preference for what milk people like in their coffee or a conscious lifestyle choice, veganism is growing in popularity and continues to push the demand for plant-based foods. Unlike allergens or food additives which must be clearly labelled to follow UK food labelling regulations, the rules around vegan labelling are less…

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Traffic Light Labelling: A Guide For Food Businesses

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Many food business operators choose to include colour-coded nutritional information on the front of their product packaging, to support consumers in making informed choices about the products they buy. These are known in the UK as traffic light labels, one of many forms of Front of Pack (FoP) labelling for prepackaged food and drinks used…

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