Food Safety

All herbs and spices are not of the same quality, McCormick's Chris Jinks has warned. iStock credit: AlexRaths

McCormick warns of herbs and spices adulteration

By Michelle Perrett

McCormick & Company, the US-based ingredients supplier, has called on manufacturers in the herb and spice industry to check their businesses for fraudulent practices following the publication of an EU report.

The FSA and UKRI have funded six projects bringing togetherresearchers and the public to investigate food standards and safety

FSA helps fund citizen science research projects

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have awarded £200,000 to fund six projects uniting the public and researchers to investigate food standards and safety challenges.

The GFSI has launched a new benchmark for food safety auditors

GFSI launches new benchmark for food safety auditors

By James Ridler

The ‘first-ever’ set of Benchmarking Requirements for food safety auditor Professional Recognition Bodies has been launched by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in a bid to raise the profile of the profession and attract and retain talent.

DSM promised a one-hour tunraropund on its new phage testing kit

DSM debuts one-hour phage testing kit

By James Ridler

A new testing kit that can detect Bacteriophage contamination in dairy products within an hour has been debuted by nutrition, health and bioscience firm Royal DSM.

Irradiation could be used to tackle bacteria that cause food poisoning

Opinion

Irradiation to tackle foodborne bacteria

By James Ridler

Alison Johnson, managing director at Food Forensics, discusses the use of irradiation in the fight against salmonella, campylobacter and E.coli.

This year's Food Safety Briefing will feature tips on allergens, audits, HACCP planning and horizon scanning

Food Safety Briefing airs tomorrow

By Rod Addy

Food Safety Briefing: Weak Links in The Chain, Food Manufacture's annual free food safety webinar, airs tomorrow at 3pm UK time on 6 October.

Food safety systems at factory level have been tested like never before

Food Manufacture Webinar

Food Safety: Weak Links in The Chain

By Rod Addy

Allergen management, effective management of food industry audits, horizon scanning tools and robust hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) systems will all be addressed in a free Food Manufacture webinar held on 6 October.

What are the FSA plans for meat inspections?

FSA reveals strong support for meat inspector changes

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed that there is strong support for its proposed changes to the way that it plans to modernise the way inspectors carry out ‘official controls’ in meat plants.

The webinar will cover areas including managing audits efficiently and HACCP planning

Food Manufacture webinar

Food Safety Briefing: Weak Links in The Chain 6 October

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture is running its usual free annual Food Safety Briefing on 6 October online from 3pm to 4.30pm, featuring experts tackling topics ranging from allergens to ensuring robust HACCP plans and audits.