28-Jan-2013 - Food policies and advice based on the best available science are needed to protect consumers from 1M cases of UK foodborne illness every year, according to the food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
28-Jan-2013 - Three men have been jailed for manufacturing illegal and potentially fatal vodka using industrial alcohol that is normally used in antifreeze and cleaning fluids.
25-Jan-2013 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued an emergency recall after cakes and other sweet products labelled under the brands Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess were produced in a factory contaminated from rat infestation.
25-Jan-2013 - Food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted that five horses which tested positive for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone – claimed by Labour to be a carcinogen – were exported to France for food last year.
25-Jan-2013 - Britain’s biggest union Unison has demanded more inspection and testing of horse meat to protect consumers yesterday (January 24), as Burger King dropped meat supplies from ABP Food Group and Waitrose suspended frozen burger sales sourced by a subsidiary of the firm.
23-Jan-2013 - Time is running out to register for the free food science and technology webinar ‘Food fact and fiction, separating science from myth’ before its transmission tomorrow (January 24) at 11.00 GMT.
23-Jan-2013 - A new international training centre will help “raise the bar” for the standard of food imported into the UK and protect consumers against a rising tide of food safety incidents.
22-Jan-2013 - Doubts have been raised about the validity of the DNA analysis that detected horse meat in burgers at Irish beef processing plants, as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) refuses to release the scientific report of the findings.
18-Jan-2013 - The ABP Food Group claims to have found the source of the horse meat in the burgers produced at its Silvercrest Foods facility in Ireland and has halted production at the site in County Monaghan.
16-Jan-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a new initiative, which aims to make data used in risk assessments publicly available, as part of its commitment to improve transparency.
14-Jan-2013 - A sandwich manufacturer was shut down as an emergency measure, after environmental health inspectors from Glasgow City Council discovered “significant infestation” on its premises.
14-Jan-2013 - The science of nutrition is set to benefit from two new awards from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), which will support newly appointed lecturers and researchers and those demonstrating excellence in the communication of the subject.
11-Jan-2013 - The chief scientist of the government’s food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, is to take part in a free webinar designed to move the debate about food science and technology onto a firmer scientific footing.
09-Jan-2013 - Helping to combat food scares is one of the aims of the free food science and technology webinar to be staged on Thursday January 24, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).
04-Jan-2013 - Innovative food safety techniques adopted during the Olympic and Paralympic Games have created a legacy for the industry, claims the Food Standard Agency's (FSA's) chief scientist Dr Andrew Wadge.
04-Jan-2013 - Food sellers can help dispel myths about genetic modification (GM), Owen Paterson, secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, told the 0xford Farming Conference yesterday (January 3).
02-Jan-2013 - With the Health and Safety Executive facing cuts to its budget, what will be the impact on the industry's safety record? Asks Paul Gander
02-Jan-2013 - Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. FoodManufacture.co.uk has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging food science and technology topics onto a more secure scientific footing – within a framework of consumer acceptability.
02-Jan-2013 - Genetically modified (GM) salmon moved a step closer to US, and possibly European, dinner plates last month with the publication of a favourable environmental assessment from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
19-Dec-2012 - Supermarket ready meals are healthier than the recipes of some TV chefs, according to researchers at Newcastle University.
18-Dec-2012 - Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. If the general media’s coverage of food science and technology topics makes you mad, if you long for a more balanced debate about controversial topics such as genetically modified food, this webinar is for you.
14-Dec-2012 - New research shows that the British Lion scheme has “effectively eradicated salmonella in UK eggs” and highlights the importance of buying eggs produced from birds that comply with EU rules, claims the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC).
11-Dec-2012 - The row about genetically modified (GM) food re-ignited this week after a government minister said there were “real environmental benefits” associated with the technology.
11-Dec-2012 - Chilled foods look set to benefit from a revolutionary new approach to shelf-life extension, thanks to collaborative UK research.
10-Dec-2012 - The European Commission (EC) should help retailers to sell non-perishable goods after the 'best before' date to reduce food waste.