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Food supply chain probe to track fatal E.coli

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating the food supply chain – including food manufacturers – to track down the source of the latest fatal E.coli outbreak. 

Supermarkets recall pasta goods over possible rubber fault

Tesco and Sainsbury have recalled a number of their own-label pasta products, after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) declared the products, manufactured by Belgian firm Noliko, might contain pieces of...

Halal wholesaler fined £25,000 over controlled waste

A Birmingham halal meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £25,000 after being found guilty of failing to prevent controlled waste escaping from its premises.

E.coli deaths linked to mixed salad leaves

Two people have died and 151 cases have been confirmed in an E.coli outbreak that appears to be linked to eating mixed salad leaves.

Rare burger fears prompts FSA publicity campaign

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is planning to launch a food safety campaign next month – coinciding with the peak barbecue season – warning the public not to serve rare...

Morrisons customer finds maggots in broccoli

A Morrisons customer found multiple maggots in his broccoli when he was preparing his evening meal.

Manufacturers could be hit by fewer local authority inspections

A decline in local authority food hygiene inspections could result in manufacturers having to provide greater accountability, a food safety data provider has claimed.

Bakkavor recalls chilled guacamole over salmonella fear

Bakkavor recently recalled a number of chilled guacamole products due to the possible presence of salmonella.

FSA to consider freezer advice on food labels

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) plans to consider whether to expand its guidance to food manufacturers to cover food storage and freezing advice for consumers. 

Scientists dismiss changes to rare burger advice

Food scientists are on a collision course with Britain’s top chefs and restaurants over the safety of serving burgers rare, following the decision last week by a Food Standards Agency...

National Food Crime Unit unveils whistleblowing line

The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) has launched a whistleblowing facility called ‘Food Crime Confidential’, allowing those working in the food industry to report any suspicions over crime or safety....

Hygiene offences cost kebab manufacturer over £9,000

A kebab manufacturer was ordered to pay more than £9,000 for illegally manufacturing cooked doner meat last week.

Barbecue campaign launched to highlight campylobacter

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a summer barbecue food safety campaign to highlight the ongoing problem of campylobacter infection in meat.

Asda recalls burgers after plastic contamination

Burgers contaminated with plastic, salmon products infected with listeria and mislabelled soup sparked three food recalls last week by Asda, OT (Smoked Salmon) and Waitrose.

Listeria and salmonella force product recalls

A listeria-infected cheese and coriander potentially infected with salmonella are two of the latest food recalls reported by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Fraud prevention guide unveiled for herbs and spices

A guide to protect manufacturers from buying adulterated or substituted herbs and spices has been launched in a landmark joint industry initiative.

Food packaging plant accident severs fingers

A London-based food packaging company has been fined £7,000 for safety failings, after an employee lost two fingers in an accident.

Cured meat firms fear EC nitrite cuts

Processed meat producers worry that the European Commission (EC) could reduce the maximum level of nitrites that are allowed to be used as a preservative in cured meat products such...

Philosopher ‘naive’ over Daily Mail processed food comment: FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has accused a philosopher of being “naive” after he stated that modern food processing was a danger to health. 

Undeclared allergens cause food recalls

Salmon skewers, cheese snacks and breakfast snacks were some of the products recalled last month over reports of undeclared allergens, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Food Crime Unit review could see radical change

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is about to commission an independent review of its National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), set up in December 2014 in the wake of the 2013...

Food fraud remains a threat to UK firms

There is “no obvious evidence” of organised crime in the UK food industry, but food fraud remained an ongoing threat, a leading figure at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has...

Chemicals in plastic food containers could damage children’s teeth

Chemicals commonly found in plastic food containers may be weakening children’s teeth, new research has claimed.

Extreme weather making crops more ‘toxic’

Food crops are protecting themselves from more extreme weather by generating toxins that are potentially harmful to humans and animals, a new United Nations report has claimed.

Campylobacter rates in chickens continue to fall

Campylobacter rates in fresh chickens are continuing to fall due to the number of retailers removing neck skin.

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