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OPINION: UK market needs to take action to avert food labelling crisis

The tragic case of a 15-year-old who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret sandwich has thrust the issue of food labelling firmly into the spotlight and comes as British food label recall alerts are rocketing. Firm steps must be taken to ensure clearer labelling, writes Farzad Henareh of Stericycle Expert Solutions. Statistics

OPINION: Is HMRC’s ‘hot or not’ test unfairly penalising cafe and restaurant owners?

Foodservice business owners might be being unfairly penalised by HMRC, in particular for how VAT is applied on food applying the ‘hot or not’ test, writes Annette Stone of Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants. A client who operates a takeaway recently found themselves the subject of an HMRC VAT investigation. HMRC has a taskforce dedicated to looking