National authorities have issued a range of guidance because of the conflict in Ukraine affecting the food supply chain.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said it was aware that businesses may be having difficulties with the supply of some foods such as sunflower oil and other raw materials
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Stricter labeling rules on certain food products in Scotland will apply beginning later this year.

The legislation requires businesses to include the product name and a full ingredients list, including allergen information, on foods classified as pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS). Current rules allow allergen information to be provided by
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As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not

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Two people in England died after having allergic reactions linked to eating at Pret A Manger in different incidents.

Celia Marsh, 42, from Wiltshire, died in December 2017 after eating a “super-veg rainbow flatbread” which should have been dairy free.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, died after eating a baguette from the
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European member states have sent clear signals that staff resources for official controls are increasingly limited, according to a report.

Any potential further reduction risks negatively affecting the levels and quality of controls and capacity to respond to emergencies. Resource shortage also concerned equipment in some member states for laboratories,
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