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Campylobacter poisoning rises despite targets

The number of people infected by campylobacter in England and Wales is rising, despite the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) campaign to drive the figures down.

Huge blaze engulfs Halloween toffee apple factory

A factory making toffee apples for Halloween was burnt down at the weekend. 

Sausages and pasties recalled due to label errors

Sausages containing wheat and celery were among the products recalled due to incorrect labelling over the past week.

Food safety conference to arm delegates with key insights

Insight into the latest food safety scientific and technological developments and an understanding about the complexity of the food supply chain will be the key topics under discussion at the...

German arrest linked to fatal salmonella outbreak

A German egg factory owner has been arrested in connection with a fatal salmonella outbreak, as a US former peanut company boss was sentenced to 28 years in jail over...

Scottish Food Crime Unit to fight fraud

Scotland is forming its own Food Crime Unit to fight fraud and unsafe practices within the supply chain.

Food safety a ‘fundamental issue of concern’

Food safety remains a “fundamental issue of concern” for the food industry, government and consumers and attending events such as the Food Manufacture Group’s Food safety conference will arm delegates...

Food factory blaze: Police arrest 14-year-old boy

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a huge fire at a salad factory.

Boots recalls sushi over metal shard fears

Boots has been forced to recall sushi that may contain metal shards, shortly after Premier Foods withdrew gravy granule tubs due to fears over similar metal contamination.

E. coli 'number one' as recorded food safety incidents rise

Food safety incidents caused by microbes continue to rise after E. Coli overtook salmonella as the “number one” problem, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).  

Cutting campylobacter: Cargill installs SonoSteam

Poultry processor Cargill is set to introduce cutting-edge SonoSteam technology as part of its battle against food poisoning bug campylobacter. 

Premier Foods blames recall on production fault

Premier Foods has blamed a production fault for its recall of thousands of tubs of Bisto For Chicken Gravy Granules and Reduced Salt Bisto For Chicken Gravy Granules.

3D food printing among four challenges of tomorrow

3D food printing presents one of the top four food safety challenges of tomorrow, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Halloumi and bread flours recalled on safety fears

Halloumi cheese and infused oils that could pose a serious health risk are among the products that have been recalled over the past week.

2 Sisters hot on scalding to beat campylobacter

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) revealed plans to step up control of campylobacter with techniques such as secondary scalding, after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported 73% of supermarket chickens...

FSA publishes final campylobacter report

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of fresh supermarket chicken tested positive for the presence of campylobacter during the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) year-long survey, it revealed today (September 10).

Morrisons recalls ham on listeria fears

Morrisons was one of four firms forced to issue food safety recalls recently, after detecting Listeria monocytogenes in its Savers Cooked Ham.

Mass food poisoning threatened Euro 2016 qualifier

A mass case of food poisoning among Luxembourg’s football squad nearly forced the nation to postpone its Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus last night (September 8).

UV LED picks up ineffective hand washing practices

An ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diode (LED) lamp has been launched for use with a special ‘glow lotion’ to assess the impact of hand washing training.

Food Crime Unit boss to address safety conference

The head of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Food Crime Unit (FCU) Andy Morling will outline his priorities for action at the Food Manufacture Group’s food safety conference, which takes...

Food safety management changes could be afoot

Changes could be on the cards for the way in which food safety is managed within food businesses, following proposals by the European Commission to review the EU’s hazard analysis...

Sainsbury recalls bran flakes due to plastic

A production problem, which left bran flake products contaminated with small pieces of plastic, has prompted both Sainsbury and Tesco to issue product recalls.

Listeria fears force recall of four cream products

Müller Wiseman Dairies is probing the source of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), which has forced the recall of four cream products.

Salmonella wafer threat linked to single supplier

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing the threat of salmonella from wafers, after four products – linked to a single supplier in the Netherlands – were recalled last week.

Salmonella fears spark more food safety recalls

Fears about salmonella have sparked three more food safety recalls of wafer products, after Tesco recalled its free-­from Belgium chocolate wafers last week.