Food Safety

'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.

Professor Susan Jebb will step down in June 2024. Credit: FSA


FSA chair to step down in June

By William Dodds

Food Standards Agency (FSA) chair Professor Susan Jebb will step down from the role at the end of June.

This new biosensor promises to detect the freshness of meat faster and at lower cost than traditional methods. Image: Ngo Thi Hong Le


Biosensor identifies aging byproducts in meat

By Gwen Ridler

A new biosensor that can determine the freshness of meat faster and at a lower cost than traditional methods has been developed by a team of researchers from across Vietnam and Russia.

Almost three quarters of UK consumers believe vegan food has no animal ingredients, according to High Speed Training


Mass confusion over vegan labelling ‘life-threatening’

By Gwen Ridler

Almost three quarters of consumers believe vegan food products contain no ingredients derived from animals, highlighting the potential risk to people with food allergies in the absence of vegan labelling laws, according to a new study.

Food Manufacture brings key takeaways of the RQA Group’s Product Recall Report for 2023, which examines recall data from food authorities across the UK, EU, US, Canada and parts of Australasia. Credit: Getty/zimmytws


Global food recalls 2023: How the UK compared

By Bethan Grylls

Recalls and alerts in the US and EU climbed in 2023, while the governing bodies for food safety in the UK, Canada and Australasia reported improvements from 2022.

A 'whey' cool system

Short read

Don’t cry over chilled milk

By Grahame Keeping

Adequate cooling is an essential part of any waste prevention programme, something farmer-owned dairy co-operative, First Milk, has recently invested in to keep its whey and cream products in top condition. Grahame Keeping from J&E Hall, which designed...

FoodMan Job latest vacancies - roles within food safety and technical. Credit: Getty/Anawat_s

Job seekers

Five food and drink career opportunities

By Bethan Grylls

This month, we bring you five more job positions which have opened up across the UK within the food manufacturing setting. Find out more about the roles here and how to apply.

Kranghand: 'The food industry must prioritise transparency, ensure it is collecting the right data, and focus on creating a food safety culture.' Image: Getty, Amorn Suriyan


AI tech not ‘magic bullet’ for food safety issues

By Gwen Ridler

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is no ‘magic bullet’ to ensure food safety and developing the right culture must be the first step, warned global assurance partner LRQA.

Bethan Grylls reflects on 2023 and some of Food Manufacture's most read stories. Credit: Getty/Olemedia


A word from the Editor: Year in review

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls reflects on some of Food Manufacture's most read stories for 2023 and notable moments for the year, as we get set to welcome 2024.

As 2024 looms, our editor highlights several key moments of 2023. Credit: Getty/smshoot

Long read

7 big moments of 2023 for food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

As we usher in the new year, Bethan Grylls takes a look back over the course of 2023 and flags seven key moments for the food and drink industry.

FSA issues warning over imported eggs from Poland after and outbreak of Salmonella. Image: Getty, Ralf Liebhold


Food industry welcomes imported egg warning

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the food manufacturing and food science community have welcomed recent warnings from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) against the consumption of imported eggs.

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