Hygiene

2 Sisters is discussing the Llangefni job cuts with Unite and local MP Albert Owen

2 Sisters Food Group job cuts illuminated

By Rod Addy

Plans to cut up to 300 jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Llangefni chicken factory have been clarified by trades union Unite after a briefing involving managers and staff.

MRLs must be set at appropriate levels, says Goodburn

Time is running out for setting effective MRLs

By Nicholas Robinson

If the food industry does not act on the EU’s potential imposition of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for disinfectants soon, it will be too late, Chilled Food Association (CFA) director Kaarin Goodburn has warned.

2 Sisters: 'We are not complacent'

FSA: 2 Sisters plant did breach hygiene rules

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) admission that 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe plant did breach hygiene rules, after clearing it, could damage the food industry’s attempts to restore consumer confidence after the horsemeat scandal.

2 Sisters insisted it had done nothing wrong

Chicken hygiene row intensifies, as Unite slams DH

By Michael Stones

The row over hygiene standards at poultry producers 2 Sisters Food Group and Faccenda has intensified, after Unite the union slammed health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s bid to allay public concern.

The uptake of robotics is becoming more widespread, as firms switch on their food safety benefits

Uptake increases as robots get tough for safer food

Increasing demand for food safety is boosting the uptake of robots, according to Fanuc. The company has developed its new four axis M-2iA pick-and-place delta style robot to withstand high pressure and temperature washdown.

Health officials have reassured consumers about the 'very low risk' associated with the discovery of the bacteria MRSA on a East Anglian poultry farm

Food safety watchdog reassures on MRSA meat risk

By Michael Stones

The food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reassured consumers about the “very low risk”, after the first case of the bacteria MRSA was discovered in turkey and chickens on an East Anglian farm.

The guide is designed to help food and drink manufacturers make informed decisions about compressed air

New guide to safe use of compressed air

By Rick Pendrous

A new practice guide for food and drink processors on the safe and efficient use of compressed air has been unveiled by the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS).Prepared with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, the guide is designed...

Bacteria testing to increase levels of contamination understanding

Bacteria testing minimises risk

Antimicrobial specialist BioCote has launched a bacteria-testing service to help organisations minimise risk by understanding levels of bacterial contamination at their premises.

Staff may break hygiene rules without realising

Culture shock

By Laurence Gibbons

Food industry hygiene culture is seriously awry, reports Laurence Gibbons

Environmental health officers spotted a robin in the bakery twice

Life ban for Portsmouth baker for mice infestation

By Lorraine Mullaney

A Portsmouth baker was fined £5,000 and banned from operating a food business in the UK after environmental health officers found a robin flying around his mice-infested premises.

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