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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’.

Full-year campylobacter figures fail FSA targets

All major supermarkets failed to hit annual targets for campylobacter contamination levels on shop-bought whole chickens, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Campylobacter is losing war, claim retailers

Retailers are gaining ground on campylobacter according to results that update the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest data, the grocery industry has claimed.

Lidl features in week’s food safety recalls

Three food and drink products were recalled this week on safety fears: Lidl’s XXL Tortelloni, Nua Naturals’ Organic Chlorella Powder and The Wine Society’s Prosecco wine.

Faccenda’s steam tool cuts campylobacter by 80%

Faccenda Foods has achieved 80% campylobacter reductions in its whole chickens and plans to launch the first UK continuous production line application of SonoSteam, which enabled that, for Asda in June.

Campylobacter threatens a third of population

Campylobacter could infect a third of the UK population at some stage during their lifetime, according to figures just released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Self-diagnosed intolerance may harm clinical allergy sufferers

The explosive growth in people “self-diagnosed” as suffering from food intolerances and those avoiding certain nutrients, such as gluten and dairy, for lifestyle reasons could be harmful, the head of...

Potato blanching equipment sparked product recall

The failure of a potato blanching machine caused the contamination of one of Swancote Foods’s potato products with small bits of metal, prompting the recall of several retail own-label lines....

Firms pay thousands for food safety failures

Food safety fines for two firms have been welcomed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for upholding laws designed to protect consumers.

Concerns raised about EU listeria rules for ready-to-eat foods

Ready-to-eat (RTE) food providers are worried about the increased risk of food poisoning that could result from confusion over the EU rules on the levels of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes...