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UK suppliers which do not have Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification are already missing a trick and, as Brexit looms, would be well advised to get it – and for the food industry specifically, there is an added incentive, delegates at a conference in London heard this week.
The Spanish government is taking its groundbreaking food reformulation programme a step further, by commissioning a leading media group to conduct a public awareness campaign in support of it, targeted at children.
Food safety and police authorities in Spain and Portugal have announced the provisional results of an investigation begun three years ago into a fraud involving vast amounts of clams collected illegally from contaminated areas of Portugal and knowingly bought and distributed widely across the border.
Spain has published updated regulations governing the composition – other than vitamins or minerals – of food supplements, their maximum daily intake levels and labelling requirements.
Spain has updated its legislation detailing which substances – other than vitamins and minerals – may be used in food supplements, their maximum daily intake levels and the warnings that are to appear on some labels.
The Spanish government is confident that the voluntary commitment it secured earlier this month from the food and drink industry to significantly cut salt, sugar and fat across a vast array of products can avert the need for legislation in this area.