Food safety and labelling

Shiga-toxin infected beef has been a cause of concern

EU germ threats ranked, with STEC now third

By Rod Addy

Shiga-toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) are now the third most common cause of foodborne disease, with campylobacter strains first and strains of salmonella second, according to the EU One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report.

Listeria outbreaks have claimed lives across the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands this year

Court Order backs phage use against listeria

By Rod Addy

Food firms can keep using phages to fight listeria on ready-to-eat foods in the absence of a developed EU legal framework, according to a European Court of Justice Court Order.

Attendees can quiz all the speakers in a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar, which is also available to view via a playback facility after the live event

One day to go to Food Safety Briefing

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Briefing is a day away from going live, with input from experts across the food industry, focusing on a range of core topics.

Dr Derek Watson from the University of Sunderland will look at embedding a food safety culture in a food factory

Food Safety Briefing 2019

Less than a week to Food Safety Briefing

By Rod Addy

There is now less than a week to go to Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Briefing, which will run from 2.30pm – 4pm UK time on 15 October.

Numerous items of food were covered in mould at the bakery. Image from Stroud District Council's Twitter page

Mouldy food leads to £6k bakery fine

By James Ridler

Mouldy food found in a bakery in Stroud, Gloucestershire has landed the producer with fines and costs of more than £6,000.

Suspended production throughout June has led to the closure of The Good Food Chain

The Good Food Chain enters liquidation

By James Ridler

Sandwich producer The Good Food Chain has ceased trading with immediate effect, just days after being cleared of its involvement with a deadly outbreak of listeria by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The FDF has launched new guidance for the labelling of gluten in food

FDF launches new gluten guidance

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched new regulatory guidance for the labelling of prepacked foods that contain gluten and claims relating to the absence or reduced presence of gluten.

Adopting practices in the health sector can prevent safety-related product recalls

Avoid recall risk through ‘Never Events’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food firms can avoid serious safety-related product recalls by applying the ‘Never Event’ principle used in the health sector, a leading consultant in the field has argued.