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Michael Mosley's blood pressure teaches us a valuable lesson

20 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Guess what, bacon fans? Two rashers a day will knock two years off your life, according to Should I Eat Meat?…

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Sweets Made Simple: not healthy, but delicious TV

16 Aug 2014 | By James Halliwell

Unless you reject delicious things, you risk missing out on the ultimate prize – a place in a care home!…

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99p Stores has made a bold leap into mainstream grocery

16 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

99p Stores is taking on a bewildering array of rivals with its food-to-go move – from M&S to Greggs…

Christine Tacon

It's hard not to be cynical about voluntary auditing

09 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

It was with much fanfare that Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon marked her first year in office…

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Dopey doughnut criminal could face porridge

16 Aug 2014

Cheeky Bradley Hardison was pretty pleased after winning a doughnut-eating competition in North Carolina…

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McVitie's biscuit bag breaks the bank

16 Aug 2014

Remember those Pepsi can-shaped pencil cases people had at school?…

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Hot and cold all over: Bompas & Parr's busy week

15 Aug 2014

Bompas & Parr have been hard at work thinking of unusual things to do with food…


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Forensic audits up to six years still legal

16 Aug 2014

I was not surprised to read retailers are already backpedalling on a code of practice that is not legally binding…


Manuka standards...

16 Aug 2014

Further to your article ‘Will new guidelines rein in manuka honey cowboys?’ (9 August, p16), I’d like to reiterate…

Christine Tacon

Adjudicator Tacon should be heeded over forensic audits

16 Aug 2014

The fact that so many retailers are blitzing the accounts before magnanimously stopping the practice is an outrage…

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