06-Mar-2014 - The government is likely to accept the recommendations from an independent inquiry into last year’s horsemeat contamination scandal, according to Professor Chris Elliott who conducted it and published his interim findings last December.
06-Mar-2014 - Food companies continue to suffer the costly and damaging results of food contamination and food poisoning outbreaks, despite their best efforts to adopt procedures to prevent incidents from happening and mitigate their worst impact when they do.
06-Mar-2014 - More needs to be done to improve the understanding of foodborne viral infections such as norovirus, hepatitis A and hepatitis E so that they can be better prevented and controlled, according to scientific experts who advise the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
05-Mar-2014 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) lacks the resources to tackle additional food fraud investigation duties recommended by the inquiry into the horsemeat scandal, unless government provides more people and funding.
03-Mar-2014 - Food quality will suffer unless manufacturers put more effort into hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) systems, a leading rice processor has warned.
03-Mar-2014 - Food manufacturers have joined retailers, the National Farmers Union (NFU), government bodies and other stakeholders in a new bid to beat campylobacter in raw poultry meat.
26-Feb-2014 - An EU-wide initiative targeting food fraud, costing €12M, has been announced, spearheaded by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).
19-Feb-2014 - Trading Standards officers have warned the food industry that potentially cancer-causing dyes have been discovered in confectionery sold in the West Yorkshire region.
19-Feb-2014 - DNA testing to detect cat and mouse in processed food, plus species including donkey, dog and horse has won government funding and could be readily available within a year.
13-Feb-2014 - David Cameron’s £10M relief fund for flood-struck farmers will help avert the risk of disruption to food supplies, claimed the government, after widespread criticism it was not doing enough to safeguard food supplies.
13-Feb-2014 - With ever-tighter environmental health budgets and the looming threat both of greater cost recovery and of privatisation, some experts claim we have all the ingredients for a full-blown food safety crisis.
10-Feb-2014 - Trading Standards (TS) don’t have the resources to check for the potentially dangerous unapproved novel foods illegally on sale on the UK market, it has emerged.
07-Feb-2014 - Social media is increasingly being used to identify the sources of food poisoning, following its use by investigators from Public Health England (PHE) to narrow down a large multiple pathogen outbreak at an outdoor food festival in Newcastle upon Tyne last year.
07-Feb-2014 - Better intelligence sharing between the food industry and regulators will be needed if another food fraud like last year’s horsemeat scandal is to be averted in future, experts have warned.
31-Jan-2014 - Food safety authorities have not ruled out further food poisoning cases after an outbreak of infection from the potentially deadly germ Escherichia coli O157 (E.coli O157) has made seven people ill in Scotland.
30-Jan-2014 - Confusion about the route to sale of raw milk has forced the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to add clarity on where unpasteurised products can be sold.
30-Jan-2014 - A cure for children suffering the misery – and sometimes fatal consequences – of peanut allergy has moved significantly closer, according to a consultant allergist involved in a new ground-breaking study.
29-Jan-2014 - Tesco, Sainsbury and 2 Sisters Food Group are among the firms contributing to a report published by Campden BRI designed to tackle the lack of training to fight microbiological food contamination.
29-Jan-2014 - Labour MP Mary Creagh has claimed horsemeat fraud was affecting the UK for years before the scandal broke a year ago.
27-Jan-2014 - 2 Sisters Food Group’s Corby facility has returned to full production after a food safety scare hit the factory a week ago.
20-Jan-2014 - Food manufacturers, retailers and consumers are walking “blindly” into an obesity epidemic, independent nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton has said following a report outlining the UK’s soaring gout problem.
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.
10-Jan-2014 - The horsemeat scandal took supermarkets by surprise because they took a complex supply chain too much “on trust” and were over-reliant on paperwork, rather than sampling and close trade relationships.
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).
23-Dec-2013 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned that turkey produced from unapproved premises in Wales must not be eaten.