Food Safety

Bio-based food contact materials are generally biodegradable or compostable

FSA: study green food contact materials

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called for more research into bio-based food contact materials (BBFCMs) in order to rule out concerns they could pose allergen risks.

Manufacturers will receive their first audit under new BRC standards in February 2020

Opinion

How risk plays a greater role in new BRC standard

By Richard Leathers

As the first audit against the new BRC Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 6 approaches, food safety management systems lead at Campden BRI Richard Leathers runs though what manufacturers can expect to be audited on.

The webinar, which is free to attend, will exclusively reveal the results of Food Manufacture’s annual food safety survey

Food Safety Briefing to explore allergen issues

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Briefing will cover emerging allergen issues in the wake of Natasha’s Law coming into force earlier this month, alongside a range of other essential topics.

The FSA has issued two unrelated product alerts on listeria and hygiene issues

Food Standards Agency issues listeria and hygiene warnings

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued two alerts warning of potential listeria contamination and a processor supplying products “that have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements".

Chlorine washing is used to disinfect chicken in the US

Academics raise post-Brexit chlorinated chicken fears

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government has been accused of trying to “soften up” the public for lower food standards post-Brexit after one of its chief scientific advisers claimed imports of chlorinated chicken and beef reared with artificial hormones should be decided by “consumer...

The factory makes Hula Hoops and own-label Hula Hoop-style products

Hygiene allegations spark KP Snacks Ashby probe

By Rod Addy

KP Snacks has launched an investigation into its Ashby-de-la-Zouch factory, which makes Hula Hoops and Hula-Hoops-style own-label products for major retailers, following anonymous hygiene allegations raised against it.

What are the emerging threats? How can the industry manage them effectively? The Food Safety Briefing will address these questions

Food Safety Briefing takes place on 15 October

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's Food Safety Briefing, chaired by chief executive of Campden BRI Steven Walker and sponsored by RSSL, will take place online on 15 October at 3pm.

The latest in food safety news, including senior appointments as RSSL and poultry recall figures

Food safety news round-up

By James Ridler

From using food microstructure in product development to new handheld testing systems developed by Hygiena, we run down some of the latest developments in food safety.

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