HFSS display laws are another “burden” for farm shops 

New laws limiting the way retailers can display “less healthy” products are causing a fresh challenge for independents during an increasingly difficult trading period.  Farm shops warned that the Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 would add to their “burden” amid soaring bills and disrupted supply in the wake of the pandemic and the […]

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Report prompts indie hygiene fear

The results of a UK-wide investigation into food businesses’ compliance with hygiene regulations has prompted debate about how well the independent retail sector follows best practice. Consumer watchdog Which? found one in five high- or medium-risk food establishments – including restaurants, takeaways and retail outlets – were failing to meet requirements across the country. Food […]

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