Primary meat processors are increasing pressure on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to bring about a change to EU law that would allow a more risk-based approach to checking meat plants using private, accredited third-party inspectors.
Sausage manufacturers have hit back after a report accused them of producing products with dangerously high salt levels, and say that the results are misleading, while 2012 reduction targets risk going too far.
A food law expert says he is surprised by a new compromise on the EU Food Information Regulation that removes the need for food firms to provide front-of-pack nutrient data, but warns that enhanced Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) could still raise...
Oysters in France and Ireland have been stuck by the Oyster Herpes Virus (OHV), which is causing upwards of 60% mortality in farms and creating a European shortfall that has no short-term solution, experts have warned.
Corporate nutritionist Kate Cook has attacked the government’s Responsibility Deal for a “one-dimensional approach” to calorie labelling on food that risks damaging sales of foods such as salmon and endangering public health.
Meat processor Scotbeef has chosen a high-efficiency cooling system from Star Refrigeration to provide accurate temperature control for a new post slaughter chill area, beef quarters chill room and boning room at its Stirling factory.
Cloning is unlikely to form part of Ireland's armoury of technological weaponry as the country seeks to expand its meat and livestock exports over the next decade, says Padraig Brennan, a senior analyst for Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board
UK food exporters face tough challenges in the next year as markets that previously offered promise become more self-sufficient, Charles Woolley, md of poultry, red meat and vegetables supplier Rectory Food Group, has warned.
Despite Food Standards Agency (FSA) screening of food imports from Japan, UK sushi producers speaking to FoodManufacture.co.uk off the record say there has been no consumer backlash against ‘nuclear' sushi.
The UK organic sector is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that the market is leveling off after a year of slowing decline in sales, but much depends on consumer confidence after the government spending cuts are implemented this month.
“The food industry remains one of the most hazardous sectors in which to work in the UK – largely due to the fact that there are so many diverse hand hazards that workers encounter on a daily basis,” says Marigold Industrial International marketing manager,...
Safety expert Arco is now extending into safety management services with the acquisition of ARC Associates UK – one of the UK’s most experienced safety, health and environmental consultancy and training organisations.
Severed fingers, crushed skulls, exploding offal cookers and slips trips and falls: is it a House of Horrors freakshow? No, it's a list of just a few of the recent accidents in the food and drink manufacturing sector.
Geneva has a rich history. The earliest stages of St Peter's Cathedral there date back to 1160. A famous hotbed for Protestant revolutionary zeal in the 16th18th Century and home to church reformer Calvin, the European headquarters of the UN is also...
Marks & Spencer (M&S) expects its suppliers to meet the high corporate social responsibility standards it is setting for itself as it continues on its journey to become a more sustainable business, according to its Plan A director, Richard Gillies.