Food Safety

PASS urged manufacturers to provide correct cooking instructions on their products

Get cooking instructions right: PASS

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been urged to ensure they are providing correct cooking instructions on products after a testing services company revealed many were falling short of food safety guidelines.

Concerns over food allergens have reached a new high following two Pret-linked fatalities

In depth: clean-label

The Pret effect takes hold

By Lynda Searby

With allergens increasingly in the spotlight, the Government is to review allergen labelling policy, leaving manufacturers under pressure to comply with more stringent legislation and meet the demands of an increasingly cautious public.

Mislabelling accounted for 1,741 (19%) of the 9,148 failed food standards tests in Scotland since 2013

Better food labelling urged by Scots MSP

By Noli Dinkovski

A Scottish MSP has called for tougher labelling legislation after a freedom of information request found almost one-in-five failed food standards tests in the country were down to mislabelling.

Of the 568 samples of lettuce examined, 30 were shown to be norovirus-positive

Deadly norovirus found in one-in-20 lettuces

By Noli Dinkovski

More than one-in-20 lettuces sold in the UK are contaminated with the potentially deadly bug norovirus, a major study funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.

The new global standard put responsibility on senior management to identify risk

Mondelēz welcomes global safety revamp

By Rick Pendrous

A new global standard in food safety management, which puts responsibility on senior management to identify the level of risk they are prepared to take, has been welcomed by Mondelēz International’s head of food safety.

Premium Halal Meat & Poultry has recalled some of its produce due to approval issues

NEWS IN BRIEF

Premium Halal Meat & Poultry issues recall

By Aidan Fortune

Birmingham-based Premium Halal Meat & Poultry has recalled some of its Direct Poultry Products because they have been produced without approval.

MPs have urged the government to preserve standards on imports after Brexit

EFRA committee calls for food standards reassurance

By James Ridler

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called on the Government to “put its money where its mouth is” and ensure imported food products are held to current British standards as part of any post-Brexit trade deal.

A subtype of E. coli could be the reason why human infection rates are three times higher in Scotland

Potential cause of Scottish E.coli problem identified

By James Ridler

A subtype of E.coli found in Scottish cows could be behind rates of human infection by the bacteria being three times higher in Scotland than in England or Wales, a cross-organisation investigation has claimed.

Kubo: 'There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to this problem'

Opinion

The challenges faced with allergen labelling

By Mariko Kubo

The recent public inquiry into the tragic death of a teenage girl, following a severe allergic reaction to sesame seeds, consumed in a takeaway sandwich, has served to highlight how safety-critical the provision of accurate allergen information is for...

We round up the latest food and drink safety new

Food and drink safety news round-up

By James Ridler

From a senior hire at research firm Campden BRI to a new system to detect fraud, we round up some of the latest developments in food and drink safety.

British Lion Eggs repeated calls for the EU to raise egg processing safety standards

News in brief

British Lion urges greater egg safety

By Noli Dinkovski

Egg accreditation body British Lion has renewed its call for the EU to raise egg processing safety standards across Europe after liquid egg whites produced in France, and available in the UK, were recalled due to salmonella.

Support for a change in on-pack labelling laws is on the rise

Pret allergen death sparks new law calls

By Noli Dinkovski

A change in on-pack labelling laws is gathering support following the death of a 15-year-old who ate a product containing an undeclared allergen bought from a Pret A Manager outlet.

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