Meat & poultry

Fapas has launched new food proficiency tests for E.coli O157 and campylobacter

New Fapas proficiency tests for labs

By Noli Dinkovski

The risks to public health from listeria, E.coli O157 and campylobacter are the focus of a new range of food microbiology proficiency tests from Fapas.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

HRH The Countess of Wessex pictured (centre) at the Smithfield Forum, House of Lords on 29 January, alongside representatives of the British beef and lamb industry

New red meat forum created to promote sector

By Aidan Fortune

A new group has been created in an attempt to have a “single independent industry voice” to address key issues affecting the UK’s red meat sector.

Changes to vet re-validation requirements have been welcomed by the British Veterinary Association

Veterinarian system overhaul welcomed

By Aidan Fortune

Plans to change the training and re-validation systems for Official Veterinarians (OVs) have been largely welcomed by the industry.

The Guardian bandsaw uses cameras, lasers and a braking mechanism to help prevent injury

Safety-first bandsaw launched by Cutting Edge

By Aidan Fortune

Food processing machinery supplier Cutting Edge has partnered with New Zealand-based manufacturer Kando Innovation to launch the Guardian Bandsaw into the UK and Ireland.

Nick Taylor is Moy Park's new head of talent and employee experience

New talent appointment at Moy Park

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry processor Moy Park has announced the appointment of Nicky Taylor as its new head of talent and employee experience.

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