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Service level disagreement

Service level disagreement

By Hugh Williams

w When we decided to have our kitchen re-fitted, I knew that choosing a reputable tradesman would be tough. It was my fault for not making the rules of the house clear in the first place.

FSA advises consumers to shun raw beansprouts

FSA advises consumers to shun raw beansprouts

By Lawrence Morley

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is advising consumers not to eat raw sprouted seeds such as beansprouts, alfalfa and fenugreek, after an E.coli outbreak led to the hospitalisation of eight people in Bordeaux, France.

Worried salad suppliers need E.coli crystal ball

Worried salad suppliers need E.coli crystal ball

By Anne Bruce

UK Salads technical director Mark Lever says that parts of the UK fresh produce sector are still on their knees after the devastating German E.coli outbreak that left 35 people dead.

Salad sales plummet, producers call for E.coli action

Salad sales plummet, producers call for E.coli action

By Graham Holter

UK salad producers hope the European Commission (EC) will part-fund an awareness campaign to persuade consumers that their products are safe, and expect compensation after revealing that sales here have plummeted up to 60% by value since the E.coli crisis...

Europe's GM barrier is 'starving the poor’

Europe's GM barrier is 'starving the poor’

By Rick Pendrous

The EU is exacerbating poverty and starvation in the developing world via barriers against genetic modification (GM), says one of the UK’s leading scientists.

Offers in the region of £400,000 are invited for the Northumberland Foods' site

End of the line for Northumberland Foods?

By Ben Bouckley

Food production looks unlikely to restart at the former Northumberland Foods site in Amble, after it emerged that the firm’s assets are being auctioned off and the site sold.

Severed fingers lead to food firm fine

Severed fingers lead to food firm fine

By Ben Bouckley

Swancote Foods has been fined £10,000 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a cleaner lost two fingers in a potato processing machine.

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