Food Standards Agency

Johnnie Walker bottles contain electronic sensors to combat counterfeiting

Counterfeiting to grow by 3% a year

By Rick Pendrous

Counterfeiting across the world is predicted to increase by 3% a year as globalisation creates increasingly complex and lengthy supply chains, according to new research from PMMI, the US Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Food manufacturers will be expected to meet the costs of food safety inspections, enforcement input and a registration scheme

Food hygiene inspection charges move closer

By Michelle Perrett

Food manufacturers will be expected to meet the costs of food safety inspections, enforcement input and a registration scheme, under new plans from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Suppliers have compalined about the excessive burden of retailer hygiene audits

Reduce burden of hygiene audits

By Michelle Perrett

The burden of excessive retailer hygiene audits of their food and drink suppliers needs to be reduced, argues the head of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF).

The CIEH is to stop being an awarding body for food safety training as it develops new vocational qualifications

CIEH stops awarding food safety qualifications

By Michelle Perrett

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), which represents local authority environmental health officers that carry out food safety inspections, is to stop being an awarding body for existing training courses next year, as it reviews the...

See the latest food and drink industry appointments in this gallery

Food and drink appointments – photogallery

By James Ridler

December has been a busy month for people moving to new jobs in the food and drink industry, with Coca-Cola, Tate & Lyle and Bakkavor making changes to their senior management teams.

Protein new to the local food chain has the potential to cause allergies: Buttriss

New protein sources – new allergens?

By Judy Buttriss

Novel foods, in particular insects, are being billed as a sustainable source of protein to meet future needs, as the global population grows and becomes more prosperous and climate change takes hold.

Industry insiders are encouraged to use the new Food Crime Confidential to report offences

Food Crime Unit launches confidential hotline

By James Ridler

A confidential food crime hotline has been launched by the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), which it hoped would encourage industry insiders to report offences.

Food safety conference chair Professor Colin Dennis appealed for a stronger industry partnership with the Food Standards Agency

Food safety conference: chairman’s highlights

By Michael Stones

Greater sharing of food safety information was a key theme of Food Manufacture’s food safety conference, highlighted by conference chairman Professor Colin Dennis in this exclusive video interview.

2 Sisters boss Janette Graham won the coveted Food Manufacture Personality of the year

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

2 Sisters boss: Trailblazers to make a ‘huge difference’

By Michael Stones

The Trailblazers apprenticeship programme will make a key contribution to attracting young talent into food and drink manufacturing, says 2 Sisters boss Janette Graham in this exclusive video interview, filmed after she won the Food Manufacture Personality...

Andoh-Kesson: ‘Some labs can trace campylobacter levels better than others’

Food safety conference

Campylobacter tests need to be consistent

By Noli Dinkovski

Future attempts at measuring campylobacter levels in poultry need to be consistent if both consumers and retailers are going to trust the published figures, a food policy advisor has suggested.

The National Food Crime Unit might gain more power to investigate food crime

Food Crime Unit should get more power: review

By Matt Atherton

The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) should be given more powers and resources to investigate food crime, according to a Food Standards Agency (FSA) review.

Janette Graham (centre) received her award from FoodManJobs' Sam Thompson and awards host, TV star Carol Smillie


2 Sisters Food boss wins Food Manufacture Personality Oscar

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group technical learning and development manager Janette Graham has won the coveted Personality of the year award – part of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – during a Venice-themed awards celebration at The Hilton Park Lane,...


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