Food Safety

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 CONFERENCE

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.

Opportunities to innovate may present themselves post-Brexit, said Bassett

Opportunity for innovation post-Brexit

By James Ridler

Brexit offers unparalleled innovation opportunities for the UK food and drink industry, so long as firms are prepared for regulatory changes, according to a leading food science expert.

New Campden BRI project

Campden BRI sets virus control project

By Aidan Fortune

Food industry consultant Campden BRI has set up a new club project to provide effective virus control measures for the sector.

Collaboration is key to prevent food fraud, said Andy Morling

Collaboration needed to tackle food fraud

By James Ridler

The head of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) National Food Crime Unit has renewed calls for collaboration between the organisation and manufacturers, to help prevent food fraud.

The BVA has warned that vet shortages could lead to food fraud incidents

Vet shortage could lead to food fraud: BVA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised Michael Gove for his statements regarding non-British vets, and warned that personnel shortages in the industry could lead to more incidents of food fraud.

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