Food Safety

Ranjit Singh Boparan has been called to give evidence at a parliamentary committee hearing this month

2 Sisters’ boss called to parliamentary hearing

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Boparan has been called to appear before a parliamentary inquiry, after allegations of food safety, hygiene and welfare breaches at its West Bromwich plant.

Food safety culture ‘failure’ at chicken plant

Culture of food safety missing at 2 Sisters chicken plant

By Rick Pendrous

2 Sisters Food Group’s (2SFG’s) West Bromwich chicken processing site needs to set up a far more effective hygiene culture and whistleblowing procedures to prevent a reoccurrence of the unacceptable practises identified by the recent undercover investigation...

Food industry must learn from its history

90 year birthday special

Food must learn from its history

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture magazine appeared 90 years ago. The first issue was published in May 1927 with the aim of providing a forum for discussion for professionals working in UK food and drink processing. 

Portion sizes: ‘A 500g [gluten-free] ready meal could actually have a lot of gluten’

Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most importantly, consumers about the risk of allergic reactions.

The Food Standards Agency has added 26 more products to its list of food items recalled due to fipronil contamination

Egg scandal forces recall of another 26 products

By James Ridler

A further 26 food products have been recalled because of the fipronil-contaminated imported egg scandal, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), bringing the total number of products withdrawn from sale because of the insecticide to 65.

Food safety culture tends to vary between companies, claim experts

Feature analysis

Food safety: why it’s all a state of mind

By Paul Gander

Is ‘food safety culture’ too fuzzy-edged a concept to be an important objective in its own right? Not at all, say the experts.

Over 65s are more susceptible to listeriosis because of their dietary choices

Listeriosis in elderly linked to lifestyle

By Rick Pendrous

Concern about rising levels of listeriosis food poisoning across Europe caused by contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), despite relatively low levels of the bacterium being picked up in retail surveys of products, has led the European Food Safety...

Jon Poole: The IFST is co-operating ‘very well’ with its US equivalent

REPORTS FROM IFT17

Food challenges are common globally: skills boss

By Mike Stones

Food industry challenges are the same throughout the world, and different regions can learn from each other in tackling them, the boss of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has claimed.