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|Coffee, tea, soft drink, water|
|Wednesday, August 18, 2010||10:16|
(Drinks Media Wire). The Government has today published the response to its consultation to take forward the establishment of a body to monitor and enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP).
Melanie Leech, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation said:
“We welcome the commitment from the Government to set up a Groceries Code Adjudicator to oversee the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The pragmatic proposals outlined today will ensure that there is an effective, low-cost monitoring and enforcement body in place. We believe the Adjudicator will be of particular help for smaller businesses, ensuring that the food chain operates fairly and in the best interests of consumers and would urge the Government to make it a reality as quickly as possible.”
For more information, please contact Cath Wilkins, Sarah Lovell or Rebecca Wilhelm on 020 7420 7132/31/40.
Note to Editors
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk.
|Name: Nicki Hunt|
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