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The latest product recalls – in pictures

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

Experts call for global collaboration on food fraud

Global food businesses must work to one security standard for all food types if the threat of fraud and foodborne diseases is to be reduced, according to a major new...

Source of UK food poisoning outbreak still unclear

Food safety authorities have not yet confirmed a common source for the 156 outbreaks of Salmonella enteriditis food poisoning across Europe and the 247 UK cases.

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Police investigate pill found on Nestlé Jelly Tots line

Nestlé’s Fawdon factory is involved in a police investigation after a prescription tablet was discovered on a Rowntree’s Jelly Tots production line.

Meat inspectors strike to go ahead

A strike by workers employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) set down for this week will go ahead, trades union Unison has confirmed.

Evidence links salmonella outbreak to imported eggs

Health and food safety authorities have confirmed the salmonella outbreak in Europe publicised earlier this week has been linked to eggs.

MSPs support changes to Scottish food safety body

Plans to replace the current Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Scotland with a new Food Standards Scotland body have received the backing of Scottish health and sport ministers.

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.

Meat inspection strike could hit barbecue sales

Meat inspectors plan to strike over poor pay in a move that may hit barbecue food sales in supermarkets, trades union Unison has warned.

Heinz baby food recall prompts global standards call

Heinz’s recall of some infant cereal products in China after excessive quantities of lead were detected in ingredient samples has prompted calls for tough global food standards.

Dairy products tainted with cleaning fluid

Trewithen Dairy is recalling some milk and cream products after discovering they had been tainted by a small amount of cleaning fluid.

Caterers need individually wrapped free-from foods

Individually wrapped portions of free-from foods will be needed in restaurants and other catering outlets to meet increasing numbers of consumers with allergies and food intolerances, a leading expert has claimed....

Major salmonella investigation underway

A major food poisoning probe is underway to find the link between clusters of salmonella outbreaks across England and possibly Europe since May.

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Mars drinks recalled on bacteria fears

Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling some of its products, after fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning.

FSA: 2 Sisters plant did breach hygiene rules

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) admission that 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe plant did breach hygiene rules, after clearing it, could damage the food industry’s attempts to restore consumer confidence...

Investment helps Moy Park steer clear of campylobacter speculation

Moy Park’s work on campylobacter research and practices had helped it avoid recent media attacks on poor poultry industry hygiene standards, one of the company’s general managers said.

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Poppy seed warning about potential ‘highs’

Food businesses have been warned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to be cautious when using poppy seeds in products, after scientists discovered potentially hazardous levels of morphine in some...

Supermarket buyers’ culture aids fraudsters

The cost cutting culture that exists in supermarket buying departments will have to change if future incidents like last year's horsemeat contamination scandal are to be avoided, according to a...

Opinion

FSA Board shows risk aversion on ‘raw’ milk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board’s decision on raw drinking milk controls (July 23 2014) was based on a risk averse approach in not accepting the recommendation of the FSA...

Packaging may cut campylobacter contamination

Non-leak packaging may be key to cutting transmission of the food poisoning bug campylobacter found on fresh shop-bought chickens, according to the latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) figures.

Elliott spearheads one of five food fraud projects

A £500,000 food fraud probe is being launched by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, spearheaded by Professor Chris Elliott, author of the forthcoming review into the handling of the horsemeat...

Retailers investigate as FSA clears 2 Sisters plants

Retail investigations continue, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has cleared 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe and Llangefni poultry plants of allegations of poor hygiene standards made by The Guardian.

FSA gives poultry plants green light, says 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe and Llangefni plants have passed Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits, according to the company.

Chicken hygiene row intensifies, as Unite slams DH

The row over hygiene standards at poultry producers 2 Sisters Food Group and Faccenda has intensified, after Unite the union slammed health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s bid to allay public concern.

FSA defends campylobacter ‘name and shame’ U-turn

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has defended its decision, made at yesterday’s (July 23) board meeting, to reverse its decision to ‘name and shame’ retailers and processors that sell chicken...