Regulation

Runny eggs are now safe to eat, almost 30 years since Edwina Currie’s comments started a salmonella contaminated egg scare

Runny eggs safe to eat after 30 years: FSA

By James Ridler

Runny eggs are now safe to eat by infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly for the first time in 30 years, provided they are produced under the British Lion code of practice, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Sustainable and healthy food systems needed

Opinion

Sustainable and healthy food systems needed

By Rick Pendrous

Some of the world’s biggest food manufacturers and retailers have agreed to simplify food date labels by 2020 in an attempt to reduce the vast quantities of food that is unnecessarily wasted each year.

Asda has recalled packs of baby food, after small pieces of plastic were found in one of the products

Plastic contamination sparks Asda recall

By James Ridler

Asda has been forced to recall packs of its own-label baby food, after one of the products was contaminated with small pieces of plastic.

Waitrose has recalled four chocolate products, after a manufacturing error contaminated some of the bars with small pieces of plastic

Plastic contamination forces Waitrose recall

By James Ridler

A manufacturing error has forced the recall of four of Waitrose’s own-label chocolate bars, after a small number were contaminated with pieces of plastic.

Prime Minister Theresa May has set out plans for a two-year Brexit transition period, in which the terms of trade should remain unchanged

Food industry welcomes PM’s transition period plan

By Michael Stones

The food and drink industry has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a two-year transition period, in which the terms of trade should remain unchanged, to ease Britain’s exit from the EU.

The new General Data Protection Regulation may catch many unprepared

Food firms ‘are not ready for data protection rules’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers are being urged to prepare for a major overhaul of data protection laws, after a survey found more than two-thirds of key business personnel had not received any training ahead of its introduction next May.

Food and drink manufacturers’ competitveness is being stifled by unaddressed policy challenges: FoodDrinkEurope

Euro food firms warn on ‘renationalising food policy’

By Michael Stones

The European Commission (EC) should resist the renationalisation of food policies, such as country of origin labelling measures, urges euro food and drink manufacturers’ representative FoodDrinkEurope.

Macb has recalled all flavours of its bottled water, after they were found to be spoiled by mould

Drinks firm Macb recalls mouldy water

By James Ridler

Beverage manufacturer Macb has recalled batches of its flavoured still spring water, after mould was found inside the bottles.

Christine Tacon urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Grocery Supply Code of Practice

Suppliers urged to learn Groceries Code

By James Ridler

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), in order to strengthen their hand in negotiations with retailers.

The Food Standards Agency has added 26 more products to its list of food items recalled due to fipronil contamination

Egg scandal forces recall of another 26 products

By James Ridler

A further 26 food products have been recalled because of the fipronil-contaminated imported egg scandal, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), bringing the total number of products withdrawn from sale because of the insecticide to 65.

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