20-Jan-2014 - A campaign was launched last Friday (January 17) to raise awareness about the risks posed by illegal pesticides sold to farmers in the EU, often by organised criminal gangs from eastern Europe that pass off imports from China masquerading as products made by reputable pesticide companies.
15-Jan-2014 - Few lessons have been learnt from the horsemeat crisis, claims new research commissioned by supply chain consultancy Achilles, as an influential committee of MPs urged retailers to buy more local food.
09-Jan-2014 - Government advice to pregnant women to restrict consumption of fish to avoid risking the brain development of foetuses by ingesting high levels of dangerous toxins, has been questioned by a leading nutritional scientist.
09-Jan-2014 - Factory contamination of food and drink by pathogens and physical contaminants continues to present problems for the industry, according to an assessment of the reasons behind food alerts issued last year by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
03-Jan-2014 - Retail giant Wal-Mart has found itself embroiled in a fresh food scandal after foxmeat was discovered in its ‘Five Spice’ donkey product sold in more than 400 stores across China.
02-Jan-2014 - Alan Reilly, chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), first thought the contamination of supermarket burgers with horsemeat was impossible but quickly realised the discovery would generate a “tsunami of horse manure”.
18-Dec-2013 - Prosecutions, drugs, hygiene failings, food fraud and product recalls all feature on our list of the top food safety stories of the year.
17-Dec-2013 - Global pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has said it was the victim of fraud, after French police raided its offices in France and arrested 21 people elsewhere, during investigations into claims that horsemeat used to develop medicines was sold illegally for human consumption.
04-Dec-2013 - Many unauthorised novel foods, which could present a health risk to consumers, are feared to be on sale across the UK without the knowledge of the regulatory authorities, bringing into question the effectiveness of the approvals process and its enforcement.
02-Dec-2013 - Bakery ingredients supplier Renshaw Napier has asked contract cleaning specialist Hygiene Group to service its production facility in Liverpool.
30-Nov-2013 - Action is urgently required to address the problem of “super-shedding” cattle and sheep, which are responsible for the majority of contamination of the dangerous foodborne and environmental pathogen Escherichia coli O157 (E.Coli O157), said leading microbiologist Professor Hugh Pennington.
27-Nov-2013 - The food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reassured consumers about the “very low risk”, after the first case of the bacteria MRSA was discovered in turkey and chickens on an East Anglian farm.
11-Nov-2013 - The importance of developing a food safety culture throughout food and drink businesses was one of the key messages to emerge from Food Manufacture’s Food safety conference, according to its chairman.
11-Nov-2013 - Very little is known about the health and safety and occupational health practices of small–and medium–sized food manufacturers and engaging them is crucial to improving the well-being of staff.
05-Nov-2013 - Matrix’s Industrial Range incorporates two single-phase machines and three, three-phase machines designed to fulfil heavy duty cleaning. Each machine features a continuous stainless steel boiler with steam temperatures at source between 165°C to 180°C deployed at pressures from eight to 10 bar.
05-Nov-2013 - The UK could learn some lessons from the Danish experience as its poultry sector seeks to stem soaring levels of the bacterium campylobacter in the food chain.‘Quote marks’“Double quote”
04-Nov-2013 - Bristol Crown Court has sentenced a man running a £4M illegal poultry business at the city’s Fishponds Trading Estate to one year’s imprisonment, suspended for two years, and community service.
04-Nov-2013 - Campylobacter could become a competitive issue as supermarkets that have managed to reduce the pathogen levels in their chicken take commercial advantage of this, said the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief operating officer Andrew Rhodes.
01-Nov-2013 - Rentokil Pest Control has launched a new pest disinfection service, which it claims can reduce the risk of illnesses associated with pest infestations in food and drink manufacturing sites.
25-Oct-2013 - The horsemeat crisis has led consumers to lose trust in ready meals, while demand for ‘ethical’, ‘higher-welfare food’ is rising, claims the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
25-Oct-2013 - Food safety had been compromised by the government’s 2010 decision to strip the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of its responsibility for food standards, labelling and nutrition and those powers should be restored, argues consumer watchdog Which?
23-Oct-2013 - The next major food fraud crisis may arise from the shortages of premium meat cuts sparked by the horsemeat scandal, warns the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
21-Oct-2013 - Food manufacturers with good food safety records and full third-party auditing procedures can expect fewer inspections, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
21-Oct-2013 - Food businesses guilty of sub-standard food safety practices will be named and shamed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in new reports to be launched next year, Foodmanufacture.co.uk can exclusively reveal.
21-Oct-2013 - Food manufacturers’ safety record has been slammed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after chilled food firm Bakkavör was ordered to pay more than £32,000 following a worker’s injury.