The creation of a national register to record severe allergic reactions to food could speed up investigations into similar incidents and help prevent future cases, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
The world has changed a lot over the course of a year. From the way we work to how products reach consumers, every part of the food and drink industry has felt some impact from COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns enforced to help contain its spread.
A consortium of food manufacturers, universities and tech developers – led by 2020 overall Food Manufacture Excellence Award winner Raynor Foods – has been awarded £4m to help digitalise the food supply chain.
Meat processors have more freedom to set their own shelf life for vacuum- or modified-atmosphere-packed (VP/MAP) fresh beef, lamb and pork products, according to updated Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines.
Trade volume to the EU will drop by up to 75% if more official veterinarians are not hired before the end of the Brexit transition period, according to the heads of the UK’s food and logistics trade unions.
The coronavirus pandemic has slashed local authority food safety staff numbers, which were already significantly below where they needed to be, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.