05-Dec-2013 - Cleveland Meat Company faces £27,000 in fines and legal costs after being found guilty of breaching food safety rules limiting the risk of consumers’ exposure to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
03-Dec-2013 - The Food Standards Agency has named microbiological food safety – including campylobacter, listeria and norovirus – in its plan for priority science and evidence activities for 2014.
30-Nov-2013 - Action is urgently required to address the problem of “super-shedding” cattle and sheep, which are responsible for the majority of contamination of the dangerous foodborne and environmental pathogen Escherichia coli O157 (E.Coli O157), said leading microbiologist Professor Hugh Pennington.
27-Nov-2013 - The food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reassured consumers about the “very low risk”, after the first case of the bacteria MRSA was discovered in turkey and chickens on an East Anglian farm.
13-Nov-2013 - The effectiveness role of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in promoting food safety and detecting food fraud – such as the horsemeat crisis – plus the urgent need to tackle campylobacter food poisoning took centre stage at Food Manufacture’s Food Safety conference last month. Here, we capture in quotes a flavour of the conference in the words of some of its speakers.
13-Nov-2013 - The food industry needs more regulators, not more laws, to combat the next horsemeat-type food fraud, according to lawyer Dominic Watkins.
11-Nov-2013 - The importance of developing a food safety culture throughout food and drink businesses was one of the key messages to emerge from Food Manufacture’s Food safety conference, according to its chairman.
04-Nov-2013 - Bristol Crown Court has sentenced a man running a £4M illegal poultry business at the city’s Fishponds Trading Estate to one year’s imprisonment, suspended for two years, and community service.
04-Nov-2013 - Campylobacter could become a competitive issue as supermarkets that have managed to reduce the pathogen levels in their chicken take commercial advantage of this, said the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief operating officer Andrew Rhodes.
01-Nov-2013 - Rentokil Pest Control has launched a new pest disinfection service, which it claims can reduce the risk of illnesses associated with pest infestations in food and drink manufacturing sites.
28-Oct-2013 - A new version of the British Lion Code of Practice will prevent food and drink manufacturers from becoming the victims of food fraud and further improve food safety and traceability in the UK.
25-Oct-2013 - Food safety had been compromised by the government’s 2010 decision to strip the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of its responsibility for food standards, labelling and nutrition and those powers should be restored, argues consumer watchdog Which?
23-Oct-2013 - The next major food fraud crisis may arise from the shortages of premium meat cuts sparked by the horsemeat scandal, warns the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
23-Oct-2013 - The need to identify opportunities for fraud along Britain’s complex food supply chain was one of three key lessons to be learned from horsemeat crisis, according to consumer watchdog Which?
21-Oct-2013 - Food manufacturers with good food safety records and full third-party auditing procedures can expect fewer inspections, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
21-Oct-2013 - Food businesses guilty of sub-standard food safety practices will be named and shamed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in new reports to be launched next year, Foodmanufacture.co.uk can exclusively reveal.
18-Oct-2013 - Budget cuts are leading to fewer food inspections but food safety should not be compromised, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
16-Oct-2013 - There’s just one day to go until Food Manufacture’s Food safety conference at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, but still time to book late tickets.
14-Oct-2013 - The food and drink industry cannot continue to tolerate food poisoning outbreaks and needs to evaluate its whole supply chain in order to stamp it out.
14-Oct-2013 - There’s still time to book your place at Food Manufacture’s one-day Food safety conference, which takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull on Thursday October 17 2013.
11-Oct-2013 - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee “is at odds” with the government’s view of the handling of the horsemeat contamination scandal, according to committee head Anne McIntosh.
07-Oct-2013 - Claims that people can get ‘hooked’ on certain foods which then makes them obese are overstated, with the result that food addiction is becoming an overly simplistic explanation for overeating, according to a leading expert in psychobiology.
02-Oct-2013 - The 2 Sisters Food Group has apologised after being told to pay £153,500 for breaking food safety laws covering the shelf-life of its products.
02-Oct-2013 - Food safety is proving an early casualty of the US budget crisis as the government starts to close down some activities to save money.
30-Sep-2013 - 2 Sisters Food Group’s new £1M microbiology lab will help to develop the future supply of food technologists that the UK desperately needs, according to the firm’s technical director.