Food Safety

The firm issued its results for the six months ended 30 September 2019, delivering increases in revenue and profit

Cranswick boosted by plant-based and export potential

By Dan Colombini

Meat processor Cranswick is set to deliver further growth as a result of rising export opportunities to Asia in the wake of the African swine fever (ASF) crisis, as well as its recent move into the plant-based sector, according to experts.

It is estimated that around one in five people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D

BNF urges greater vitamin D awareness

By Dan Colombini

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has called for greater awareness of vitamin D deficiency across young people within the UK.

'There should be a focus on an industry-wide harmonisation of standards so that these advances are shared openly'

Opinion

Information-sharing needs to be transparent

By Dionisis Theodosis

Dionisis Theodosis, group chemistry technical manager at Eurofins Food Testing UK & Ireland, discusses the need for harmonisation and information-sharing across industry.

Reading Scientific Services called for greater guidance on allergens

RSSL urges allergen guidance

By Dan Colombini

Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) has called for greater guidance on allergens to assist with firms’ plans to administer safe free-from products.

Ramona's Kitchen has confirmed new orders are in the offing following the troubles at Zorba Delicacies

Ramona’s eyes new deals after Zorba houmous recalls

By Dan Colombini

Independent houmous business Ramona’s Kitchen has confirmed it is ready to step into a "hole” in the UK market following hundreds of recalls of Zorba Delicacies’ lines, amid an ongoing salmonella scare.

The FAC has been acquired for an undisclosed fee but it involved Romer Labs assuming 100% of the shares in the firm as it seeks to ramp up its presence in the growing food allergen testing market.

Romer Labs secures UK allergen acquisition

By Dan Colombini

Food safety testing firm Romer Labs has announced the acquisition of the Food Allergen Centre (FAC), an analytical services laboratory located in Wells, Somerset.

An unnamed third party is still thought to be responsible for the potential contamination at this stage

FSA recalls additional Zorba Delicacies houmous lines

By Dan Colombini

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed the recall of an additional 82 lines of houmous manufactured by Zorba Delicacies from major retailers, following the announcement last week that 56 lines have already been withdrawn amid salmonella fears.

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.

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