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Counter-fraud guidance has been launched for food businesses by the CIEH

Food firms urged to raise their counter-fraud game

By Rick Pendrous

Food fraud good practice guidance has been launched today (Wednesday November 2) by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) in an effort to get the industry to protect itself better from fraud by adopting established counter-fraud measures.

FMEA judge Jon Poole said entries in the Environment Initiative category were incredibly strong

Environmental entries impress FMEA judge

By Matt Atherton

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA) judge Jon Poole was particularly impressed by the environmental initiative entries in this year’s judging process.

Smart technology is helping to screw the led on drinks fraud

‘Smart’ technology leads war against drinks fraud

By Noli Dinkovski

Drinks’ producers are making considerable advances in the war against counterfeiting and the protection of their intellectual property (IP) rights, a leading lawyer in the field has claimed.

A peanut protein level of 1.5g will be safe for 95% of the population

‘May contain’ labels to be reassessed

By Rick Pendrous

‘May contain’ precautionary labelling of foods for the accidental presence of allergens could become far more useful for those suffering allergies, as scientists develop a “risk management toolbox” for industry, covering threshold dose allergen action...

Linpac is using Biomaster silver ion technology in poultry packs

Antimicrobial growth led by clean-label

By Paul Gander

The use of in-pack antimicrobials and other forms of active packaging is likely to be driven over the next few years by both the shelf-life requirements of ‘clean-label’ formulations with fewer additives and by the need to fight specific pathogens such...

Deli Sensi: environmental health officers closed the Batley site last October after rat droppings were found (picture: Kirkless Council)

Sandwich firm owner pleads guilty to rat infestation

By Noli Dinkovski

The owner of a Dewsbury-based sandwich making firm has pleaded guilty to a series of food hygiene offences at two of its sites, one of which had a rat infestation in the food production area.

A slaughterman has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for animal welfare offences

FSA welcomes conviction of abattoir worker

By Matt Atherton

A man was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment on August 22, after pleading guilty to 24 animal welfare offences, including serious animal welfare breaches, food safety offences and trading standards offences.

The FSA has apologised for sending food safety warning emails in error yesterday

Food Standards Agency ‘sorry’ for email error

By Michael Stones

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been forced to apologise to subscribers to its food safety alert system yesterday (August 4), after up to 10 separate emails were sent out in error.

Raw and lightly cooked eggs deemed safe by a new report

Runny eggs safer than thought: new research

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) could change its advice on eating raw and runny eggs, after a report identified a big reduction in the risk of salmonella from UK hens’ eggs.

The probe into the fatal outbreak of E.coli is focusing on the wholesale sector, said PHE

Fatal E.coli outbreak probe focuses on wholesale

By Michelle Perrett

The investigation into the fatal E.coli outbreak linked to mixed salad leaves is focusing on wholesale and not retail, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed. 

A publicity campaign will be run next month warning of the dangers of serving burgers rare

Rare burger fears prompts FSA publicity campaign

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is planning to launch a food safety campaign next month – coinciding with the peak barbecue season – warning the public not to serve rare ‘pink’ burgers at home because they risk causing serious cases of food poisoning.

The new herbs and spice guide will help fight fraud

Herbs and spices guide to help fight fraud

By Noli Dinkovski

A guide designed to protect manufacturers from buying adulterated or substituted herbs and spices could herald a new era of collaboration between food industry organisations, its authors have claimed.

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