Health claims call

The FSA has asked food manufacturers to begin submitting health claims for their food products ahead of new European laws on nutritional and health claims in food, which the FSA expects will come into force early next year.

Placement review

Consumer groups oppose shifts in the rules on product placement in TV shows, while broadcasters want change, according to a report from media watchdog Ofcom. Product placement - illegal in Europe - is up for review by the European Commission.

Co-op merger

Sheffield Co-operative Society will merge with United Co-operatives at the beginning of next year. The merger was given the green light this week.