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EU food laws, rare burgers and dangerous face paint

48 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 December 2012

More than forty thousand tried but only 241 were accepted by the EU as they framed new rules governing the health claims a manufacturer can make to promote their products.

Westminster council want tougher preparation rules for restaurants that wish to serve hamburgers cooked rare. Purveyors of these American inspired gourmet 'treats' are outraged but the UK's leading microbiologists says they risk infecting consumers with e.coli

Supermarkets and stores selling charity Christmas cards are criticised for taking too big a cut of the profits.

Sainsbury's will be 'stretching' Sunday shopping regulations on the Sunday before Christmas by allowing shoppers longer to pay for the purchases.

E-book sales have surged faster than expected in the last 12 months- they now account for almost 30% of the value of the book market in the UK.

Are you spoilt for choice or dazzled by the increasingly cluttered market for online film and TV services like Love Film and Netflix. We offer a user's guide for the festive period and beyond.

Buying presents for visually impaired people is not as hard as you may.


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  • EU Health Claims

    New rules governing health claims on food and drink packaging take effect today.

  • Rare Burgers

    Local authorities should impose much stricter regulation on beef burgers cooked rare.

  • Face paints

    Consumers are warned not to buy a Tarton face paints which contain lead.

  • Buying Blind

    Reporter Tony Shearman finds there are plenty of imaginative presents on the market.

  • Charity Cards

    Charity Christms Cards - how much money do the charities get?

  • eBooks

    What’s driving the growth and how will the book market change in the coming year?

  • Sainsbury's

    Opening hours on Sunday 23rd December



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