is also supporting "farmer field schools" which aim to educate producers on boosting their yield, labour practices and social concerns such as HIV/Aids and community action plans to raise living standards.
has recommended that members have their own clear policies on how they promote their products.
Prior to joining the BCCCA
, Hawley worked in communications with clients such as Kraft and the Association of Plastic Manufacturers in Europe, where she focused specifically on issues regarding sustainability and the environment.
Ward joined the BCCCA
in 2004 from Hill & Knowlton, where she was an associate director advising on food and lifestyle brands.
In its draft report, the FSA says it would consider naming and praising companies that comply with any guidelines, but there is a danger this will also mean companies that don't make the required cuts will be taken to task, says the BCCCA
Penny Hawley, director general of the BCCCA
, said: "Health is increasingly the driver of product choice with more consumers choosing products such as reduced fat biscuits and cakes.
However, a spokeswoman for the BCCCA
said: "Any price increase in the short term is a concern, and the longer the rate says up, the tougher the trading conditions for manufacturers.
president Malachy McReynolds urged British Sugar to absorb any extra costs incurred.
Alison Ward, director of communications at the BCCCA
, told The Grocer that the analysis was too shallow.
CHRIS TYAS, NESTLE SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR UK AND IRELAND AND BCCCA
COMMERCIAL CHAIRMAN, ON SUGAR REGIME REFORM
estimates 10,000 jobs in the confectionery and chocolate industry have been lost in the UK in the last five years.
director general Mike Webber said: "We are of the view that there could well be a breach of the competitive state of the market for the supply of sugar to food manufacturers in the UK.