A Yorkshire food processor – specialising in poultry and game – has been closed for the second time in six months, after inspectors found “filthy" conditions in its production facilities.
The number of food recalls by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2015 grew by 78% compared with the previous year, according to insurance firm Lockton.
Food and drink products contaminated with plastic and glass accounted for two of eight recalls last week.
Budget cuts at the Food Standards Agency and local authorities mean change is afoot, reports Michelle Perrett.
Predictions about the risk of food poisoning from products contaminated with the spore-forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C.botulinum) will be more accurate, following research from the Norwich-based Institute of Food Research...
Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) has been recognised as a centre of expertise in food authenticity testing by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
HE Stringer Flavours has become the first UK manufacturer to be given an AA+ grade certification on an unannounced factory audit under the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Food Safety...
The rising popularity of rare burgers in the UK continues to worry food safety experts who fear that, unless proper controls are introduced on their sale in UK restaurants and...
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is looking to transfer the high cost burden of surveying supermarket fresh chicken for contamination with the food poisoning bacterium campylobacter onto the industry itself,...
Sainsbury has recalled a chicken product on fears a packaging blunder may result in it containing undeclared milk and wheat, three days after recalling bread, which may contain metal pieces.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has voiced “growing concern” over the ability of cash-strapped local authorities to tackle food crimes and keep consumers safe.
Sainsbury recalled bread that may contain metal pieces and Iceland recalled frozen ribs with incorrect storage instructions this week.
French cheese has been recalled due to contamination with potentially deadly food poisoning bug Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).
UK meat producers have issued a robust response to last month's government-commissioned report that the use of antibiotics in agriculture posed a direct threat to human health.
Cheddar cheese, consumed by five-year olds at school, in products such as lasagne and macaroni cheese, has been identified as a potential source of food poisoning incidents associated with a...
The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company has recalled black pudding slices because the wrong use by date was printed on the labels.
Eurofins Food Testing UK has invested in a new method for micro-organism identification, which will provide its clients with same-day confirmation of results for organisms associated with food safety and...
Antibiotics usage in livestock has again come under scrutiny after a gene that makes bacteria resistant to colistin, the antibiotic used when all others fail, was found in E. coli...
Food and drink manufacturers have been warned to beware recalls after a spate of high-profile cases involving Asda and other leading supermarkets.
All major supermarkets are likely to follow The Co-operative Group’s decision to impose unannounced audits on own-label food producers, the head of a food safety certification body has warned.
Asda has been forced to recall more sauce granule pots after another mix-up between curry and cheese flavours.
2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Singh has highlighted the priority the firm attaches to combating campylobacter – the nation’s top cause of food poisoning.
Guidance on making free-from claims has been published by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC), with the support of Anaphylaxis Campaign and Coeliac UK.
Waitrose has been forced to recall jars of mint sauce that may contain shards of glass, as a number of supermarkets were hit by recalls this week.
Asda, the Co-operative and Marks & Spencer (M&S) were all forced to recall products last week over mislabelled allergen advice that could cause health risks to allergen sufferers.