Food Safety

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

News

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

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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

News

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

News

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.

Natural cleaning products are growing in popularity. Credit: Bioshield

Feature

How clean is your factory?

By William Dodds

Food Manufacture explores how the food and drink industry can make improvements in the areas of food safety, hygiene and cleaning.

Recalls, food safety and integrity are key topics in this month's podcast

Food Manufacture Podcast

Episode 9: Recalls and food safety

By Gwen Ridler

From marching mycotoxins to navigating labelling regulations, we explore the challenges and solutions surrounding recalls and retaining integrity in your business in this episode of the Food Manufacture Podcast.

RSSL has opened a new analytical testing facility on the University of Reading Whiteknights campus

News

New food testing facility opens in Reading

By Gwen Ridler

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has opened a new analytical testing facility on the University of Reading Whiteknights campus, with plans to create more than 150 jobs.

Food Manufacture hears from four experts on managing allergens within your factory and supply chain. Credit: Moo Free/Getty:andresr/Hispanolistic

Feature

Allergen management in the free-from factory

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks to four experts, including free-from manufacturers Moo Free and Kirsty’s, around managing allergens within your factory and supply chain.

Cargo thieves are targeting higher value goods based on demand and shortages. Credit: Getty/shironosov

News

Food most targeted in supply chain thefts

By Bethan Grylls

A BSI report surveying global supply chain risks between 2021 and 2022 has identified food and fuel as top commodities involved in supply chain thefts, alongside an influx of sophisticated cyberattacks.

The butcher shop was based in Cwmbran in South Wales. Credit: Getty / Thomas Barwick

News

Welsh butcher prosecuted for food hygiene offences

By William Dodds

A routine food hygiene inspection of Douglas Willis butchers at 2 Llanyravon Square, Cwmbran in August 2022, undertaken by Torfaen Council’s Environmental Health Officers, found vacuum packing machine was being used on the premises to package raw and...

This year's Food Safety Briefing covered a wide range of areas from data sharing to greenwashing to hygienic design. Credit: Getty/VectorMine

Short read

What’s happening in UK food safety?

By Bethan Grylls

In a recent webinar, Food Manufacture brought together four leaders from industry to discuss the latest tools and systems emerging to help mitigate against our biggest food safety challenges. Here’s the highlights…

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