Food Safety

Acrylamide is a suspected carcinogen that forms in foods with reducing sugar

Consumers ‘largely unaware’ of acrylamide: report

By Noli Dinkovski

Just 12% of consumers in the UK, the US and France are aware of acrylamide – but many who are expect manufacturers to take responsibility for reducing levels in food, a survey by ingredients firm DSM has found.

Rod Addy: ‘This would not have presented an issue if the products had been properly cooked’


Frozen veg recall has some salutary lessons

By Rod Addy

I have been following avidly the latest developments in the Europe-wide recall of frozen vegetable products linked to the outbreak of listeria that has made 47 people ill and killed nine of those, as much from the point of view of a concerned consumer...

Budweiser is made at the AB InBev-owned brewery near Preston

GMB confirms strike action at Budweiser brewery

By Noli Dinkovski

Workers at a Budweiser brewery in Lancashire have voted in favour of strike action after a union claimed a colleague was sacked for raising health and safety concerns.

More than half of consumers responding to the survey said they were worried about the sugar content of foods

Food Standards Agency survey highlights sugar fears

By Rod Addy

Concern about sugar content in food is increasing among consumers, according to the results of the latest biannual Food Standards Agency (FSA) Public Standards Tracker survey, which have just been published.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has linked cucumbers in prepared meals to a recent outbreak of salmonella

Salmonella outbreak linked to ready-to-eat cucumber

By James Ridler

A recent outbreak of salmonella in the UK and Europe that has made 147 people ill has been linked to ready-to-eat meals containing cucumber, according to European health officials.

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