Food Safety

Greggs factory has been temporarily closed due to a

Coronavirus cases at Greggs factory halts production

By Michelle Perrett

Greggs has temporarily halted production and sent 300 staff home from its factory near Newcastle after a “small number” of coronavirus cases were confirmed among staff working at the site.

The 90-minute webinar will explore food safety risk management in an unstable world

Food Safety Briefing webinar live on 7 October

By Rod Addy

Risk management in an age of disruption will be the topic of Food Manufacture's annual Food Safety Briefing webinar, which will air on the 7 October, tackling topics such as food fraud.

The new audit scheme will see tailored audit reports.

Food industry shared audit scheme launched

By Michelle Perrett

Intertek, the quality assurance service provider and Roquette, the plant-based ingredients supplier, have launched a shared audit programme for the food industry.

Red meat shelf-life boost could benefit other meats

Red meat shelf-life boost could benefit other meats

By Michelle Perrett

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) claims a move to convince the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to support extending chilled red meat shelf-life beyond ten days could benefit other meats too.

Traceability issues could cost food manufacturers the trust of its consumers

Recalls heighten consumer mistrust in food firms

By James Ridler

More than a third of UK consumers believe food and drink firms are not transparent enough when it comes to product recalls, according to standards and barcode provider GS1 UK.

The FSA has unveiled its research priorities

FSA highlights research priorities

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will focus research on four key areas: food hypersensitivity and allergy; assuring food safety and standards; innovation in food regulation; and the future of food systems.

Vestey Foods' Thompson uses thermal processing and allergen control as examples

Technical Opinion

Food safety: why validations and 'worst-case scenarios' are vital

By Chris Thompson

Even technical experts sometimes confuse validations with verifications, but both are crucial aspects of food safety processes, as is the 'worst-case scenario' approach, argues Chris Thompson, technical manager at Vestey Foods UK.

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