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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.

Tesco recalls chocolate wafers over salmonella fears

Tesco was forced to recall chocolate wafers over salmonella fears, the day before Asda withdrew mislabelled packets of dates this week.

Food recalls sparked by soya, nuts, gluten and sulphur dioxide

Cupcakes containing soya and chocolate fruit mix containing nuts are among the products that have been recalled over the past week.

BRC Global Standards update will cut multiple audits

Food manufacturers should be able to reduce the number of multiple retail food hygiene audits they are subjected to, with the updated British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Directory published...

Food firms recall products over plastic and allergy fears

A soup contaminated with plastic and undeclared allergens forced a number of food businesses to recall products last week, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

RSSL offers tests for adulterated oregano

A new service for verifying the authenticity of dried oregano has been launched, following news of high instances of adulteration of the herb on sale in the UK.

Lidl features in recent food safety recalls

Lidl UK features in our roundup of recent food safety recalls, after the discount retailer recalled its Italiamo Cream of Potato & Spinach Soup, after discovering, due to a packaging...

Food recalls sparked by salmonella, milk and beef

Food safety recalls have been sparked this week by salmonella contaminating paprika, beef in Sainsbury’s lamb kebab packets and undeclared milk in confectionery and United Biscuits’ waffles.

Nestlé’s noodles gets UK safety green light

Nestlé’s Maggi noodles have received the all-clear from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after a food safety crisis in India that is expected to cost the food giant millions of...

FSA's delivery approach will change as cuts bite

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) faces big changes over the next five years if it is to continue protecting consumers from food safety and fraud incidents against a backdrop of...

Lidl in food safety recall last week

Discount retail Lidl was one of two firms forced to recall products on food safety fears last week.

Genomics set to change the future of food safety

Scientific advances in the use of genomics – the study of DNA within organisms and application of DNA sequencing – has been agreed as the top of five strategic priorities...

Sainsbury scientist queries campylobacter targets

The targets set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for reducing campylobacter contamination in fresh chicken in order to achieve a 50% reduction in food poisoning from the bacterium have...

Food safety conference: early bird offer ends Tuesday

There are just five days left to benefit from the early bird ticket offer for the Food Manufacture Group’s one-day, Food safety conference at the Lowry, Manchester September 29.

Industry downplays MRSA scare in pork products

Britain’s pig processing sector has been quick to downplay the risks to consumers of becoming ill from antibiotic resistant bacterium in contaminated pork products, following press reports today about MRSA...

Nestlé to lose millions of pounds due to Maggi recall

Food giant Nestlé is set to lose more than £127M and suffer brand damage worth billions of US dollars, after India banned its Maggi noodles on food safety fears, warns...

‘Low risk’ from Genius recall despite Facebook outrage

There is a “low risk” coeliacs could suffer side-effects from the recent Genius Foods’s product recall despite many consumers voicing their anger and disappointment on social media, a free-from expert...

A tonne of decaying chicken found at food factory

More than 1t of cooked chicken found decaying at an unnamed food processing factory in Daventry had been imported from Brazil six years ago, according to Daventry District Council.

Nestlé Maggi noodles in UK food safety probe

Nestlé’s Maggi noodles are being probed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after Indian authorities ruled the products were “unsafe and hazardous” due to the presence of high levels of lead....

Supermarkets step up unannounced supplier audits

Unannounced hygiene audits of supermarkets’ food and drink suppliers are becoming increasingly common, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Professor Chris Elliott, who carried out the investigation into...

Irradiation would help reduce food poisoning

Greater use of food irradiation across the EU would help to prevent many avoidable cases of food poisoning from bacteria such as salmonella, campylobacter and E.coli, a leading food safety...

Crowd funding raises food safety fears

Crowdfunding bosses have slammed criticism that this growing source of finance is backing food and drink products that are potentially harmful to consumers.

Food Standards Agency sets out new five-year plan

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its latest five-year plan to protect food safety in a document headed: ‘Food we can trust’.