Food Safety

Better technology and reporting techniques have led to a recall rise in the UK

In-depth: food safety

Rise of the recall

By Nick Hughes

While opinions are divided on the reason for the recent surge in food recalls, businesses are advised to have a clear system to mitigate the impact of such incidents.

The Food Standards Agency has appointed Emily Miles as the new chief executive

Food Standards Agency appoints new chief exec

By James Ridler

Emily Miles – current acting director general for the EU exit delivery group at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – has been appointed the next chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The Cowhouse Dairy pasteurised raw milk from a nearby farm and then processed it into ice cream

Ice cream boss fined £20k for hygiene offences

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of an ice cream-making business that supplied to schools in Derbyshire faces a bill of more than £20,000 after admitting serious hygiene offences.

Local authorities are struggling to meet their legal responsibilities to ensure business compliance, the report found

Food safety inspection funding drops

By David Challis

Funding for delivering food controls has dropped by £24m over the past six years, calling local authorities’ ability to meet their legal responsibilities into question, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

Adopting practices in the health sector can prevent safety-related product recalls

Avoid recall risk through ‘Never Events’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food firms can avoid serious safety-related product recalls by applying the ‘Never Event’ principle used in the health sector, a leading consultant in the field has argued.

 Hancock: ‘I am as ambitious as ever to deliver a modern regulatory system’

New regulatory system will ‘need to be paid for’: FSA

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers will have to bear the “cost of regulation” to ensure they comply with the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) new sustainable funding model, its chair Heather Hancock has reiterated.

Poultry processing employs extensive use of water, from the defeathering stage through to evisceration and dressing

OPINION

Chlorinated chicken fears unfounded: ex-food safety boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Malcolm Kane, former head of food safety, supplier selection and audit at Sainsbury’s, believes current UK concerns about chlorinated chicken from the US need a far more nuanced and informed debate than received so far.

An estimated 1.8 million tonnes of food waste annually comes from food manufacture

FOOD WASTE

Government pledges £4m to fight food waste

By Noli Dinkovski

Four food redistribution firms have received a combined £4.2m in Government funds to take more surplus food from manufacturers and retailers and prevent it going to waste.

Food safety in China, hygienic wheels and air filters feature in this round-up

Food safety news round-up

By Noli Dinkovski

From a specialist sharing his globally recognised model with a Chinese food body to the future president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, we round-up the latest developments in food safety.

A new test can identify the validity of buffalo mozzarella

Mozzarella fraud laid bare by test

By Noli Dinkovski

Two-thirds of supermarket pizzas, restaurant pizzas and other restaurant dishes labelled as containing buffalo mozzarella have been shown to contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk, after a test was developed to distinguish between...

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