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Woman finds swarm of flies in Greggs’s baguette

A Swansea woman was “horrified” to find a swarm of flies inside the packaging of a Greggs’ baguette she bought for her son.

Morrisons has highest campylobacter levels amid overall dip: FSA

Morrisons has the highest levels of campylobacter in fresh chicken, while contamination in retail chicken has fallen overall, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest assessment of Britain’s number one...

Morrisons probes campylobacter data conflict

Morrisons is probing a huge conflict between its own campylobacter results and data from the latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey.

Supermarkets ‘must step up to plate’ on campylobacter: Which?

Supermarkets must “step up to the plate” as the retail industry risks missing a key target for campylobacter reduction, according to consumer group Which?

Tesco on track to meet campylobacter target

Tesco is on track to meet its pledge to reduce the levels of the foodborne pathogen campylobacter in its fresh chicken, according to data released by the retailer.

Lidl recalls chicken thighs with wrong use by date

Lidl is the latest supermarket to be hit by recalls after being forced to withdraw chicken thighs due to a labelling error by one of its suppliers.

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2 Sisters wins FMEA Oscar for campy prevention

Pioneering work on the prevention of campylobacter has won the 2 Sisters Food Group the Judges’ star performer trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs)...

Asda recalls buttery spread due to plastic fears

Asda has been forced to withdraw its own-label buttery spread that may contain bits of hard plastic, while Ikea and the Co-operative announced separate recalls.

Food and drink industry: there's an app for that

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from a number of new apps that help promote beer and food pairings, manage food safety and reduce food waste.

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Food safety conference: key lessons learnt

A greater need for collaboration between the food industry and government to boost data sharing to help improve food safety was one of the key messages from the Food Manufacture...

Metal detector overscomes ‘product effect’

A new metal detector range was launched by Fortress Technology at last month’s Processing & Packaging Machinery Association show in Birmingham which is claimed to...

India introduces limits for mollusc biotoxins

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has amended its Food Safety and Standards Regulation 2011, by publishing limits for biotoxins in bivalve molluscs, according to the latest...

Hand brush improves food cleaning access

A new hand brush has been introduced by hygienic cleaning supplies company Vikan, which is specifically designed for the food and drink industry.

Listeria test gets AOAC approval

A molecular detection assay test kit for Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) available from 3M Food Safety has been approved by the Association Of Analytical Communities (AOAC) Performance Tested Methods (PTM) programme,...

Ultraviolet disinfection of raw food products at line speeds

The ultraviolet (UV) disinfection subsidiary of Jenton International has designed and shipped two new variants of its systems for the food industry. The GRU-V disinfection conveyor can disinfect raw food...

High sensitivity X-ray inspection

The latest ultra-sensitive X-ray technology from Anritsu is said to offer peace of mind to the meat and poultry processors by detecting the most minuscule contaminant, whether bone, metal or...

Dual energy X-ray assists bone detection

The Haerland factory of Norway-based Nortura, an agricultural co-operative and the largest supplier of meat and eggs in Norway, is making use of three Ishida IX-G2 dual energy X-ray inspection...

Anti-bacterial 'bag for life' launched

A novel ‘bag for life’ featuring silver-ion anti-bacterial technology has been introduced after research found the outside of chicken packs in store were often contaminated with campylobacter, the UK’s biggest...

Fresh approach needed to boost food safety understanding

Changes are needed in the way we deal with consumer understanding of food safety, reports Rick Pendrous.

Food safety culture needed to keep plants bug-free

Culture, practice, equipment design and layout are all crucial when it comes to keeping food plants bug-free, reports John Wood.

War waged on contamination in ingredients

How do you identify and minimise contamination in ingredients? Paul Gander asks the experts for their answers to this problem.

Chilled for longer: efforts to extend shelf-life

The life of short shelf-life products is set to move from the ‘zone of security’ to the ‘zone of potential’, reports Rick Pendrous. 

Food safety: informatics to transform risk assessment

Informatics is set to transform risk assessment and management in the food supply chain. Rick Pendrous reports from Food Manufacture’s food safety conference.

Baby food recalled due to moth larvae

Moth larvae found in muesli for babies and mouldy chicken snacks have sparked food recalls over the past week.

Scottish campaign to cut food poisoning and waste

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a campaign to improve consumer understanding of food labels in a bid to reduce food poisoning cases and food waste.