Food Safety

Digitalisation is the only way to meet food compliance, claims Systems Integration

Digitalisation needed to meet new safety standards

By James Ridler

Digitalisation of the quality assurance (QA) process is the only way food and drink firms will be able to achieve compliance with the new British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food Safety, the head of a food compliance software provider...

The FSA has reported a drop in formal enforcement actions

FSA reports drop in food law enforcement actions

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reported a drop in formal enforcement actions across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, while the number of written warnings to food firms has increased.

IDF suggested a system of treating mastitis in cows to reduce antimicrobial resistance

IDF combats antimicrobial resistance in dairy

By James Ridler

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the dairy industry could be combated by changing the way bovine mastitis was treated, according to research by the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

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...