The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised Michael Gove for his statements regarding non-British vets, and warned that personnel shortages in the industry could lead to more incidents of food fraud.
With increasingly speedy production lines for food and drink, the need for an efficient and accurate contaminant detection system is critical, as product recalls can prove costly on more than one front.
Morrisons has the upper hand in the war against campylobacter, with none of its shop-bought chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination of the food poisoning pathogen in the latest quarterly figures.
Blockchain, allergen contamination, product recall and regulatory reform are just some of the topics on the packed agenda at Food Manufacture’s one-day Food Safety Conference, held in Birmingham on 21 June.
The potato processing firm at the centre of a major product recall in 2015 has “radically changed its thinking” and now makes food safety “the priority in all of its decision-making”, according to the man appointed to oversee its transformation.
Further research is needed into the potential health impacts that plastic micro-particles found in bottled water could have, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) chief scientific officer Helen Munday has said.
2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) former boss Ranjit Boparan has outlined actions the company has taken to ensure robust hygiene and labelling practices after its procedures were challenged in national media coverage.