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Action on Sugar highlights ‘huge’ sugar differences between products

Action on Sugar has urged food manufacturers to get behind Public Health England’s voluntary reformulation programme to tackle obesity and save the NHS from bankruptcy.

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BRC’s four key messages to reduce campylobacter spread

There are four key messages from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to reduce the spread of campylobacter, according to food policy advisor Elizabeth Andoh-Kesson.

Cheese firm keeps £20,000 of stock after E.coli link

The owner of Errington Cheese has won a battle to keep £20,000 of his stock, after Food Standards Scotland (FSS) withdrew its order to destroy all remaining cheese following its...

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Crime boss reports supply chain-wide offences

Food Crime Unit boss Andy Morling revealed his team had detected crime throughout the food supply chain over the past year at Food Manufacture’s food safety conference.

Food Manufacture’s safety conference – in tweets

Food Manufacture’s food safety conference – Boosting consumer confidence in times of change – was judged “especially rewarding” by Food Crime Unit boss Andy Morling. Here, we capture the best tweets from...

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Food Manufacture’s safety conference: Tomorrow is the big day

The big day for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference is tomorrow (Thursday, October 13) at etc.venues, Prospero House, London and there’s still time to reserve your place....

Safety conference: Thursday is the big day

Food Manufacture’s food safety conference – Boosting consumer confidence in times of change – will take place this Thursday (October 13) at etc.venues, Prospero House, London and there’s still time...

Rubicon mango drink fermentation sparks recall

A sparkling mango drink that had fermented in the bottle and vegetable patties that may contain fish lead a raft of food and drink recalls recently.

Food Manufacture’s safety conference: little time to book

Time is running out to book a place at Food Manufacture’s one-­day safety conference at etc.venues, Prospero House, London on Thursday October 13.

Sandwich firm owner pleads guilty to rat infestation

The owner of a Dewsbury-based sandwich making firm has pleaded guilty to a series of food hygiene offences at two of its sites, one of which had a rat infestation...

Food Manufacture’s safety conference: still time to book

There’s still time to book your place at Food Manufacture’s one-day, safety conference – to hear advice from representatives of Nestlé Research Center, Campden BRI, the Food Crime Unit and...

FDF backs government work on antimicrobial resistance

Food manufacturers have been urged to remain vigilant after a Food Standards Agency (FSA) report found almost 500M campylobacter-contaminated chickens were sold in 2014 that were resistant to at least...

Ban on cheese linked to child’s death ‘not taken lightly’: FSS

A ban on the sale of all products made by a Scottish cheesemaker linked to a recent E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a child “was not taken...

Food safety update: biocides defy clean definition

Food industry disinfectants are battling a motley band of pathogens. But how do you maintain food hygiene while minimising biocide residues? Paul Gander asks whether legislation is helping or hindering...

E.coli fears raised in second Scottish cheese case

Fears of E.coli contamination in a second unpasteurised cheese brand made by a Scottish producer have prompted a government agency to order its withdrawal from sale.

E.coli outbreak declared over following child’s death

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has declared that an outbreak of E.coli 0157 in Scotland that led to the death of a child earlier this week is over.

Manufacturers warned about rubber seals

The recent recalls linking own-label chilled yogurt to rubber contamination have led one rubber seal and gasket supplier to warn of the potential dangers of using cheap imported materials in...

€50M of cocaine found at Coca-Cola plant

Almost 400kg of cocaine – with a reported street value of about €50M (£42M) – was found at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France on Friday (August 26).

Me and My Factory

Pork processor: collaboration has reduced audits

The director at a leading pork processor has claimed that industry-wide collaboration has enabled his company to reduce the meat sector’s audit burden following the horsemeat crisis.

Contaminated ingredients lead EU food safety alerts

High levels of mercury in fish, aflatoxins – a type of mould – in nuts, and salmonella in fruit and vegetables, were among the most notified food safety risks last...

Food safety conference: early bird offer ends today

The early bird delegate rate for Food Manufacture’s annual, one-day food safety conference in October ends today (August 31).

Sandwich maker hit with £7k bread basket fine

A Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker has been hit with a £7,000 fine after global positioning system (GPS) technology showed it had been using bread baskets belonging to another firm without permission.

Safety conference: early bird ticket price ends tomorrow

Just two days remain to benefit from the early bird delegate rate for the Food Manufacture Group’s annual one-day food safety conference, which takes place on Thursday October 13 at...

Three men charged with fraud over horsemeat

Three men have been charged with fraud offences for allegedly conspiring to sell horsemeat as beef.

FSA welcomes conviction of abattoir worker

A man was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment on August 22, after pleading guilty to 24 animal welfare offences, including serious animal welfare breaches, food safety offences and trading standards offences.


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