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Last day for early bird food safety conference tickets

Today is the last day to book your early bird ticket for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference 2017 on Thursday June 22 at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Three days left for food safety conference early bird ticket

Just three days remain to book your early bird ticket for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference 2017 on Thursday June 22 at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, ahead of the...

Food safety conference: last week for early bird ticket

This is the last week to book your early bird ticket for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference 2017 on Thursday June 22 at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, before the...

Morrisons probes metal ‘pins’ found in green beans

Morrisons has launched an investigation after two people found metal “pins” in green beans bought from its stores.

Food safety conference: still time to book early bird ticket

There’s still time to book your early bird ticket for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference on Thursday June 22 at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, ahead of the deadline later...

Predictive risk-based hygiene audits set for roll out by NSF

Food hygiene audit scheduling is set to become more scientifically based by using a novel predictive approach that is currently being pilot tested by auditing specialist NSF International.

Snacks sector hits back over crisp acrylamide claims

The UK snacks manufacturers’ organisation has hit back over claims the industry was unaware of the potential risks of acrylamide, or was unwilling to take measures to reduce the levels...

Crisp makers under fire for ‘carcinogenic’ acrylamide

Premium crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has played down warnings over the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide, after an investigation revealed its ‘sweet potato lightly salted crisps’ contained almost 2.5 times the recommended EU...

Thorntons recalls chocolate Easter eggs for undeclared allergens

Thorntons has recalled its Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with a Personalised Iced Message, because the icing contained milk that was not mentioned on the label and this could present a...

Laboratory equipment spotlight

Retailers test for campylobacter

Intertek is working with many UK retailers in a bid to help reduce campylobacter, the UK’s most common form of food poisoning. Around four in every five cases of campylobacter...

Laboratory equipment spotlight

Quick check for dairy pasteurisation effectiveness

Milk pasteurisation efficacy is typically monitored by checking for the presence of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) – an enzyme present in raw milk – thus ensuring a product is safe for consumption.

Laboratory equipment spotlight

Measuring cronobacter in infant formula powder

A new molecular detection method for cronobacter – a pathogen often found in powdered infant formula that can cause fatal infections – has been introduced by 3M Food Safety. It...

Laboratory equipment spotlight

Rapid tests under the microscope

Rapid testing techniques are becoming more widely used in food microbiology laboratories as part of the drive to produce faster and more accurate results. 

Campylobacter vaccine needed to cut contaminated sales

Scientists have called for a vaccine against campylobacter, to cut the number of contaminated chickens in supermarkets.

Errington Cheese ‘the source’ of fatal E.coli outbreak

The source of the Scottish E.coli O157 outbreak last year was Errington Cheese’s Dunsyre Blue raw cheese, a Health Protection Scotland (HPS) report has concluded, but the cheesemaker insists more evidence is needed....

FSA accepts criticism over food hygiene variations

Warnings about wide discrepancies in food hygiene standards, from the consumer pressure group Which?, have been accepted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

‘Filthy’ bakery ordered shut found open a day later

A bakery, which was ordered to close on Tuesday (March 21) over food hygiene concerns – including “filthy” work surfaces and a “mouldy growth” – was found open for business the following day....

Brazil’s rotten meat claims ‘highlight Brexit trade deal’

Claims that Brazil’s biggest meat processors have sold rotten beef and poultry highlight the importance of securing an EU trade deal that maintains Britain’s safety standards, says the National Farmers...

Maggoty meat butcher to pay £54,000

A meat firm has been ordered to pay £54,000 in fines and costs for seven food hygiene offences, after a bag of putrefying meat filled with maggots was found behind...

Campylobacter results welcomed by consumer group

The results of the latest campylobacter survey, revealing a drop of more than 100,000 human cases of the food poisoning infection, have been welcomed by consumer group Which?

Duo guilty of selling 116t of turkey as halal lamb

Two men have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, after supplying 116t of turkey to butchers and restaurants, claiming it was halal lamb.

Permits to trade needed under new hygiene regime

Food businesses would need a ‘permit to trade’ before being allowed to start up, under new proposals from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) being considered as part of its Regulating...

Warburtons’ £2M fine shows the ‘new norm’

A £2M fine imposed on Warburtons after one of its workers sustained life-changing injuries is the “new normal” for cases of this kind, following the imposition of tougher sentencing guidelines,...

News in brief

IFR becomes Quadram Institute in search for healthier food

The Norwich-based Institute of Food Research (IFR) will transform into the Quadram Institute (QI), a pioneering new facility for food and health research, with effect from April 28 2017.

Penarth Bakery fined £10k for hygiene breaches

A Glamorgan bakery was fined more than £10,000 for 36 food hygiene offences, including placing unfit food on the market, failure to protect food from contamination and failing to control rodents.