Food Safety

An EFRA Committee visited 2 Sisters' Site D

EFRA Committee ‘satisfied’ with 2 Sisters’ progress

By Aidan Fortune

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) Committee has expressed “satisfaction” that 2 Sisters Food Group has delivered on all of the food safety commitments set out by Ranjit Singh Boparan.

The livestock traceability scheme has taken a step forward

AHDB and Defra collaborate on livestock traceability service

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) have signed an agreement to develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England.

The food industry has its say on safety concerns


Food Safety Survey 2018: the results

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink is being held to account by regulatory bodies and the public more than ever before. Are businesses taking food safety as seriously as everyone else?

The Europe-wide listeria outbreak has so far killed nine people and affected a further 38

Greenyard Frozen UK hit by listeria recall

By Rod Addy

Greenyard Frozen UK has recalled frozen vegetables it supplies to top grocery retail chains, claiming they might be contaminated with listeria amid a wider international incident that has snowballed in the past few months.

This year's Food Safety Conference covered a variety of topics across the supply chain

Food Safety Conference round-up

By Aidan Fortune

This year's Food Safety Conference examined the Food Standards Agency's update on its Regulating Our Future Programme and how businesses need to focus more on allergens.

The benefits of blockchain were debated at this year's Food Safety Conference

Blockchain usage debate rages on

By Aidan Fortune

Debates over the blockchain process and its perceived use in preventing fraud in the food industry continued to be debated at the Food Safety Conference in Birmingham.

The Food Standards Agency's Andy Morling outlined the Food Crime Unit's objectives

Food Crime Unit to step up activity

By Aidan Fortune

Head of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) Andy Morling said it was time to view food crime through a “criminal lens” rather than seeing it as simply a product issue.

Transpose EU regulations into UK law to avoid a vacuum, warns Bings

Transpose EU regulations before time runs out

By James Ridler

EU regulations on food and drink should be transposed into UK law before the end of the Brexit transitional period, in order to avoid a regulatory vacuum, according to an expert in food law.

The original source of Listeria contamination had survived cleaning and disinfection procedures

Frozen sweetcorn listeria warning

By Rod Addy

Consumers have been warned to cook frozen vegetables thoroughly following a Europe-wide outbreak of listeriosis that has been linked to frozen sweetcorn.

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