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Brexit has moved food up the agenda, Gove argues ©iStock/CharlieAJA

Brexit puts food ‘at heart of government’, Gove claims

By Katy Askew

UK food and environment minister Michael Gove says that the government is placing food strategy at “the heart” of policy, a move the Brexiteer links to the strengthened autonomy Parliament will have following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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NHS England move to ban 'sugary drinks' in hospitals

By Will Chu

Plans by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to ban sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in hospitals in England have been backed by the British Soft Drink Association (BSDA), who praised the decision to include all sugar-added drinks.

Nestle wants to redistribute food waste from factories ©Picsfive/iStock

Nestlé launches UK food waste partnership

By Katy Askew

Nestlé is developing an “innovative approach” to cutting food waste in the UK in cooperation with Company Shop, a surplus food redistributor.

‘Sale of illicit alcohol costs UK around £1.3bn per year’ - HMRC

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HMRC operation seizes alcohol in Wales

By Staff Reporter

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal products across north Wales has uncovered 2,700 litres of alcohol.

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