Food Safety

Research uncovers hidden dangers in our seas. Credit: Getty/vuk8691


Fibreglass found in oysters and mussels

By Bethan Grylls

In an alarming first, a study has found concerning levels of fibreglass particles have contaminated the food chain via natural bivalve populations.

Most foods are processed to some degree. Credit: Getty/Monty Rakusen


UPFs linked to 10% higher death risk

By Bethan Grylls

A study of older adults who reported consuming higher amounts of ultra processed foods, as defined by the NOVA classification system, were found to have shorter lifespans.

'Absolute chaos’ in food security jeopardises food safety, warns leading food expert. Credit: Getty/Olekcii Mach


Rogue traders spy UK opportunity

By Bethan Grylls

A series of threats to UK food security are converging to create “absolute chaos”, according to leading food scientist, as unscrupulous players seize opportunities in UK’s broken trade system.

Several manufacturers have taken precautionary measures, recalling items including sandwiches. Credit: Getty/luismmolina


E.Coli outbreak leads to death

By Bethan Grylls

A person has died in England after being infected with E.Coli - with 49% of cases admitted to hospital since outbreak began.

The new standard includes 64 additional criteria. Credit: Getty / Jonathan Knowles


New British Lion egg code introduced

By William Dodds

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has launched an updated code of practice for the production of British Lion-certified egg products.

Food likely to be cause for rising E.Coli cases in UK. Credit: Getty/Dr_Microbe


E.Coli cases see spike in UK

By Bethan Grylls

An investigation has been launched by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), together with public health agencies across the UK, following a rising number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) reports.

'Forever checmicals' appear in more than half of UK food, claims PAN UK. Image: Getty, Simonkr


‘Forever chemicals’ found in popular UK fresh produce

By Gwen Ridler

Commonly eaten fresh fruit and vegetables in the UK contain PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) pesticides linked to a range of serious health problems, according to the Pesticide Action Network (PAN).

In this month's edition of Food Forensics, Alison Johnson looks at the data on rice adulteration and quality. Credit: Getty/FotografiaBasica

Food Forensics

Rice market teeters on risky ground

By Alison Johnson

In this exclusive column for Food Manufacture, Alison Johnson discusses the factors putting the global rice market at risk.

Food Manufacture visited Baker & Baker's gluten-free facility last month to meet the team

Me & My Team

Baker & Baker and the gluten-free factory

By Matt Ball

Matt Ball, Baker & Baker’s plant manager within its gluten-free site in West Sussex, talks about the facility’s growth in innovation and capability, and how he’s championing safety and retention in his team.

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