Food Safety

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.

Sick’s TriSpector 3D vision sensor

DETECTION & INSPECTION

Food detection systems key to boosting efficiency

By Michelle Perrett

With increasingly speedy production lines for food and drink, the need for an efficient and accurate contaminant detection system is critical, as product recalls can prove costly on more than one front.

Tesco's decision to remove best before dates has been heavily praised

Tesco waste initiative sets benchmark

By James Ridler

Tesco’s decision to remove best-before dates from select fruit and vegetable lines will be a benchmark that all other supermarkets will follow, according to an industry expert.

On average 3.8% of chilled raw whole birds sold in major supermarkets and discount chains tested positive for the highest levels of infection from January to March

Morrisons has upper hand in chicken bug war

By Rod Addy

Morrisons has the upper hand in the war against campylobacter, with none of its shop-bought chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination of the food poisoning pathogen in the latest quarterly figures.

Another major fipronil incident has been reported in Germany, with eggs originating from the Netherlands

FSA: no evidence of fipronil eggs in UK

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has claimed there is no evidence to suggest eggs affected by the latest fipronil scare have been distributed in the UK.

AMP usage in microflora

opinion

How AMP can monitor changes in microflora

By Dr Greg Jones

Dr Greg Jones, microbiologist at Campden BRI, puts forward the idea of using advanced microbial profiling (AMP) in the microflora sector.

The Local Government Association has called for continued access to the EU's food safety systems

LGA: retain access to EU health system

By James Ridler

Failure to access Europe-wide food safety and animal health systems post-Brexit could weaken local councils’ ability to protect public health and increase the risk of a new food scandal.

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