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Food Safety Conference: FSA’s plans to be debated

By Noli Dinkovski

Risk-based compliance’s impact on the food industry is set to be a key theme at Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Conference, which takes place in Birmingham next month.

Speakers at the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s 2018 spring conference spoke of the potential of remote audits

Could remote technology help audits?

By Rod Addy

Remote audits, using drones for filming and even Google Glass, will offer solutions to consumer demands for robust food supply chain standards, but can only supplement face-to-face methods.

Food firms need to be ahead of new standards for occupational accidents and work safety

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Food firms urged to take safety initiative

By MIchelle Perrett

Food businesses are being urged to ensure they are ahead of a new international standard that tackles occupational accidents and improves work safety.

People have been asked to submit their views on the government's role in promoting British food and drink

Call for evidence on UK food’s overseas image

By James Ridler

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called for written evidence on how effective the UK Government is at promoting and marketing British food and drink overseas.

A new testing system could prevent coffee bean fraud

New coffee testing method to deter fraudsters

By James Ridler

A new method of detecting Arabica coffee that has been tainted by lower-quality Robusta beans has been developed by food science training centre The Quadram Institute.

Confusion still exists over date regulations for vacuum-packed meat products


Not so perfect ten on new rules

By Aidan Fortune

Confusion over date labelling and storage of meat products is still causing friction between producers and enforcement agencies. Can this be worked out to everyone’s satisfaction?

Melchett criticised the UK government for not considering the health of consumers in its food and farming reforms

Soil Association rails at Government consultation

By James Ridler

The Soil Association has criticised a Government consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment for failing to account for the health of British consumers.

Rubber and plastic contamination sparked recalls in the past week

Rubber and plastic contamination cause food recalls

By James Ridler

Rubber and plastic contamination forced the recall of yogurt and chicken products over the past week, as a number of products were returned to stores for containing undeclared allergens.

A parliamentary committee will look at the sustainability of our oceans

Parliament launches review of marine sustainability

By James Ridler

The UK Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the sustainability of our seas and the reliability of the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC’s) certification schemes for ensuring fisheries are sustainable.

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