Views wanted for hybrid labelling design

first_imgThe British Retail Consortium (BRC) is looking for suggestions for the design of a new hybrid format for front-of-pack nutritional labelling. In collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH), the consultation is asking for guidance on a new design format for nutritional labelling on the front of food product packaging.The BRC has said it is working closely with the Food and Drink Federation and organisations on the move.Andrea Martinez-Inchausti, deputy food director at the BRC, said: “This is a great example of how retailers are leading the way in helping customers to make informed choices about the food they buy. Our members are working closely with the government to find a sensible and consistent approach to providing this nutritional information, which works best for customers.”The DoH held a previous consultation last May, revealing a majority view among food manufacturers, health ministers and the government on front-of-pack labelling. Responses revealed a preference towards a combination of percentage Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs), traffic light-style colour-coding and text detailing high, medium and low levels of salt, sugar, fat, saturated fat and energy value based on calories.The BRC’s consultation is open to everyone and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 27 February. Recommendations can be emailed to [email protected], and further details of the consultation can be found by clicking here.last_img read more

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Canadian ordered to stand trial in France for 1980 bombing

first_imgPARIS (AP) — France’s court of appeal has said that a Lebanese-Canadian academic wanted in connection with a 1980 bombing outside a Paris synagogue must stand trial. The ruling on Wednesday came three years after a lower court freed 67-year-old Hassan Diab from French custody owing to a lack of evidence. Diab’s lawyers said they would challenge the reversal. Diab has denied involvement in the October 3, 1980 bomb attack that killed four people and wounded 46. French investigators attributed the unclaimed synagogue attack to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Special Operations. They accuse Diab of planting the bomb.last_img

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Fatal crash on State Highway 10 in Delhi

first_imgDELHI, NY (WBNG) — A head-on collision which occurred Friday morning on State Highway 10 in Delhi claimed the life of a Downsville woman. Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that State Highway 10 in Delhi was re-opened to traffic following the investigation at 2:30 p.m. A passenger in her vehicle, Eugene J. Mils, age 80, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center. A LifeNet medivac helicopter airlifted Elmore to O’Connor Hospital where she died from injuries from the accident. Delware County Sheriff’s say they responded to a 911 report of a two-car, head-on collision, with injuries, near Elk Creek Road. Delaware County Sheriff’s say the cause of the accident is still under investigation by the NY State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Along with the Sheriff’s, members of the Delhi and Bloomville Fire Departments and Emergency Squads, AMR Ambulance, LifeNet of New York, and Delaware County Emergency Services also responded, and members of the Walton Volunteer Fire Department and Bovina Emergency Squad were placed on standby. Officials say their investigation found Sandra A. Elmore, age 74, of Downsville was driving north on State Highway 10 when her car crossed into the southbound lane. It collided with a car heading southbound driven by Michael J. Beilby, age 34, of East Meredith, N.Y. Members of the New York State Department of Transportation assisted responders at the scene.last_img read more

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