01-May-2013 - Supermarkets are pandering to misplaced consumer fears about the health risks of of widely used food ingredients in a cynical marketing move, a group representing young scientists has warned.
15-Apr-2013 - Tesco is “misleading” consumers over its scrapping of a pledge to only rear poultry on soya feed that’s free of genetic modification (GM), say campaigners.
05-Apr-2013 - Two studies published in the British Medical Journal today (March 5) reveal the need for government to force the food industry to lower salt targets, claims the pressure group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).
12-Mar-2013 - The Department of Health (DH) has urged food companies to back new voluntary targets for salt reduction, which are intended to cut consumption by 25%.
11-Mar-2013 - Caterers will be the focus of the government’s new salt reduction strategy to be published during National Salt Awareness Week, which starts today (March 11), as part of the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network.
04-Mar-2013 - Genius Foods will invest millions of pounds developing the Livwell and United Central Bakery (UCB) production sites in Hull and West Lothian, following the firm’s £21M acquisition of the companies last week.
25-Feb-2013 - Ethnic food manufacturer and wholesaler Euro Foods was fined £6,000 and ordered to pay £12,000 costs after being found guilty of potentially fatal food adulteration in court recently (February 12).
15-Feb-2013 - Health officials in England and Scotland have rushed to re-assure the public after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) confirmed yesterday (February 14) that six horse carcasses containing the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, or bute, may have entered the food chain in France.
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.
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.
15-Oct-2012 - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruetly to Animals (RSPCA) has been accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’ by the National Farmers Union (NFU), after it threatened to withdraw permission for farmers to use its valuable Freedom Foods label if they took part in the government’s controversial badger cull.
10-Oct-2012 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers to beware food and drink containing liquid nitrogen, following emergency surgery to remove the stomach of a teenager who allegedly drank an alcoholic cocktail containing the chemical.
11-Sep-2012 - Counterfeit documentation, ancient protocols, and immature risk assessment procedures are just the start of the problems food manufacturers face when sourcing ingredients from the other side of the globe.
06-Sep-2012 - Manufacturers could be burdened with a huge extra workload under changes proposed to the enforcement of food labelling rules.
06-Sep-2012 - The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is canvassing the food industry about the most promising ways to extend shelf-life, with the results of the consultation set to shape the waste reduction watchdog's future research.
05-Sep-2012 - A Cheshire jam manufacturer is claiming victory after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced plans to launch a consultation on changing labelling rules.
04-Sep-2012 - Demand for clean-label ingredients continues to rise, with 75% of European consumers rating ingredients lists as important and 69% always reading front-of-pack messaging when making a purchase, according to new research.
14-Aug-2012 - Premier Foods’ factory is “very unlikely” to be the source of the Loyd Grossman korma sauce botulism incident, according to a final report by Health Protection Scotland, published last week (August 10).
31-Jul-2012 - Global sourcing, new pathogens and novel processes make food safety a hazardous job, says Rick Pendrous
30-Jul-2012 - UK food manufacturers have been urged to recognise the massive potential of nanotechnology in creating healthier foods.
16-Jul-2012 - Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) has confirmed salt reduction in food is reaching its limits, while rejecting claims that the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) had misrepresented its views.
11-Jul-2012 - Britvic has raised the estimated cost of recalling its Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro drinks to £15–£25M from its earlier estimate of up to £5M.
25-Jun-2012 - Soaring sales of allergen-free spices are reported by ingredients firm EHL Ingredients.
14-Jun-2012 - Food manufacturers are helping consumers to make significant cuts in the £12bn worth of food they waste each year, according to new research from the government-funded Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).