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Council leaders have called on Whitehall and the EU to ensure the UK's access to food safety and animal health systems remains available after Brexit.
Council leaders have welcomed a call for local authorities to be given more powers to tackle the advertising and sale of unhealthy food and drink to children.
A council is investigating after a chef boasted online about ‘spiking’ a vegan’s meal with animal-based products.
Lancashire CC yesterday decided to stop providing schools with unstunned halal meat due to concerns over ‘unnecessary stress and suffering’ for the animals.
There has been a decrease in the number of planned interventions for food standards by local authorities, new data reveals.
Displaying food hygiene ratings must be made mandatory for all restaurants and cafes in England after Brexit, council chiefs say.
Councils call on Whitehall to force food outlets to display hygiene ratings as analysis reveals one in five eateries do not meet health standards.
The restaurants and cafes in London’s local authority areas are some of the most unhygienic in the country, according to a food hygiene website.