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Efforts to reduce food waste by date label changes could put firms at risk

Food firms ‘hamstrung’ by date labels

By Paul Gander

Newly-consolidated date-labelling guidelines aim to help reduce food waste, but do nothing to allay the fear of prosecution which makes manufacturers more, rather than less, cautious in this area, according to one legal expert.

About 700,000 contaminated eggs were imported into the UK

About 700,000 contaminated eggs imported into UK

By Matt Atherton

The number of imported eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil is now estimated at 700,000, leading the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to reveal recalls for a wide range of food products affecting some of Britain’s biggest retailers.

Poultry and chicken recalls in Europe are at there highest since 2002

Poultry recalls hit a 15-year high across Europe

By James Ridler

Recalls of chicken and poultry meat products across Europe are at a 15-year high, according to a report from business consultancy Stericycle Expert Solutions, with bacterial contamination accounting for more than 90% of food alerts.

FSA’s Hancock: ‘This is about strengthening regulations; making it better’

FSA will carry on work with EU safety body

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is confident that its plans for risk-based regulatory change under the Regulating our Future initiative will not be “knocked off course” by the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, currently underway.

Jonny Bingham (right) and David Jones: ‘We see this time as one of opportunity’ (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

How Brexit can remove the novel foods roadblock

By Jonny Bingham & David Jones

In a deep, dark hole on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website is the consultations section – home of poorly publicised, important documents that could change the whole dynamics of our food system.

The cost of official inspections will eventually fall on food businesses

FSA lays out plans for regulatory change

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out plans for a fundamental transformation in the way the UK food and drink industry is policed in a document released this week (July 19).

Ward: recalls happen because ‘paperwork never keeps up with production’

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Food allergen labelling ‘is still not fit for purpose’

By Rick Pendrous

The number of allergen recalls in pre-packaged food notified within the EU is likely to be “the tip of the iceberg”, food allergen expert Dr Rachel Ward told delegates at Food Manufacture’s food safety conference last month (June 22).

Food Standards Scotland’s latest campylobacter campaign features the return of the Pink Chicken

Men targeted in Scots campylobacter campaign

By James Ridler

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has urged men not to eat pink chicken, in a summer campaign to raise awareness of the risks of campylobacter during the barbecue season.

John Barnes said the industry would gain more control with the new FSA scheme

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Food firms ‘to get more control’ with new FSA plan

By Matt Atherton

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) plan to refocus its resources to investing more money in strategic science and data analysis will give food and drink manufacturers more control over their destiny, according to former-FSA head of local authority enforcement...

Food Manufacture’s food safety survey identified five fears and four hopes

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Food safety survey: five fears and four hopes

By Michael Stones

Five food safety fears keep factory managers awake at night, while four hopes offer them encouragement, reveals Food Manufacture Group’s exclusive survey.

Campylobacter contamination in chicken has been reduced to 6.5% in the highest bracket of contamination; down from 9.3%

Poultry firms’ campylobactor investment ‘pays off’

By Matt Atherton

Poultry processors’ and retailers’ investments in curbing campylobacter were paying off, said the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after its latest retail survey revealed the highest band of contamination in fresh chicken had fallen to 6.5%.

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