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FSA to stop reporting on top supermarkets’ campylobacter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to stop naming the top nine supermarkets in its annual survey on campylobacter contamination in chickens, as it turns its attention to smaller establishments. 

The FSA will no longer report the top nine retailers’ campylobacter results in its annual campylobacter contamination survey

Government ‘withholds’ Brexit food price estimates

The government is withholding information on how Brexit will affect food prices – raising fears of sharp rises and shortages – claims the Unite union.

Insect protein firm wins new BBC food supply chain award

Insect protein firm AgriProtein has won the inaugural BBC Food Chain Global Champion award, for its pioneering work to help develop animal feeds from food waste.

Manufacturers embark on China trade mission

Food and drink manufacturers are joining a trade mission to the “prime market” of China to meet distributors and buyers, in a bid to boost exports.

2 Sisters joins Tesco pledge to cut food waste

2 Sisters Food Group, Bakkavor and Moy Park have pledged to halve their food waste by 2030, in partnership with Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket.

First Milk to cut 30 jobs in bid ‘to boost efficiency’

Dairy processor First Milk is to cut 30 jobs across two sites in the Lake District and Wales, as part of plans to increase efficiency at its factories.

Seasonings maker fined £55k for partial amputation

Food seasonings manufacturer Symrise Ltd has been fined £55,000 for health and safety failings, after a worker suffered “life changing injuries”.

Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink.


Weight management: is calorie control out for the count?

Traditional approaches to weight control are losing ground as the focus shifts towards the microbiome and blood sugar levels.

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