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Why did 52% of the electorate of the UK vote to leave the European Union?  © iStock.com / lenscap67

All you need to know about Britain's Brussels blow

A dummies' guide to Brexit

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn from a southern European expat bunker

Confused about all this talk about Brexit in that far-away rainy country of crumpets and Beatles? Not quite sure who Nigel Farage is? (Lucky you.) Well we’re here to guide you through it. Disclaimer: I am British and voted Remain.


Brexit & your business: Have your say

The Brits have voted to leave the EU, but the controversial consequences surrounding the first member state to quit the bloc remains to be seen. Do you see Brexit opening up opportunities or presenting new challenges?

Brexit will be bad for business, agreed nearly two-thirds of respondents

Brexit impact

Brexit: first sign of a ‘hit to jobs’: IoD survey

By Michael Stones

The first signs of Brexit’s short-term impact on the UK economy were highlighted in a survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD), which revealed nearly two-thirds (64%) of IoD members thought that quitting the EU would be negative for their business.

Out of joint: Industry & regulators are highly concerned by latest glucosamine ruling. ©iStock

ANH: UK Court gives MHRA 'firm rap across the knuckles'

UK court ruling spells trouble for glucosamine


The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that glucosamine products above 1500 mg can be sold as food supplements, but has urged the UK medicines agency to look at the matter.

The deal comes as part of Holland & Barrett’s plans for major international expansion to make its global franchises bigger than its UK and Ireland core.

1000 Holland & Barrett franchise stores to open in India

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Health and nutrition retailer Holland & Barrett has secured a £20m (€25.44m) deal with Indian hospital chain Apollo Hospitals, an agreement which will see 1000 franchise stores open across India over the next five years.

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Inaugural meeting of micronutrients and health group

UK MP to lobby for folic acid action

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A UK member of parliament (MP) will lobby for folic acid strategies including supplementation and/or fortification of flour following the inaugural meeting of a parliamentary group on micronutrients and health.

New novel foods regulation is expected to speed product launches

Novel foods changes will speed launches

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU’s decision to streamline the way it regulates novel foods and ingredients has received broad support from the food industry.

Supplements blocked at the EU border: October

October: Which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The member states were busy with some big cases this month, with the UK catching rogue DMAA shipments, Germany narrowly escaping a Salmonella outbreak and pretty much everyone chipping in on an investigation into a novel nitric oxide enhancer.Read on...

Have you got what it takes to lead a global online B2B publication in the $600bn bakery, snacks and cereals market?

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Could it be you? BakeryandSnacks seeks new editor

By Oliver Nieburg

BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.

'Scare-mongering' reports have over emphasised the dangers of quitting the EU

Food firms ‘to face higher costs after EU exit’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers would face higher long-term costs if Britain quits the EU, but the move would have less impact on business than some “scare-mongering” reports suggest.


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