Risk Management

The Insurance Act imposes a duty on businesses to include risks, such as fire risk

Insurance Act comes into force

By Michelle Perrett

New legislation came into force last Friday (August 12) that will change the way food and drink suppliers buy their insurance.

Tesco helped craft the revised standard

Malicious tampering standard revised

By Rod Addy

Tesco, Sainsbury and Heineken UK were among those involved in revising the industry standard that safeguards food and drink against malicious tampering from terrorists and other criminals.

Poppy: ‘increasingly complex food system’

Guy Poppy named chief scientific adviser of FSA

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Guy Poppy, professor of ecology and director of interdisciplinary research at the University of Southampton, as its chief scientific adviser.

Electronic shopfloor data collection is an integral part of computer-based traceability

Going online

By Laurence Gibbons

Laurence Gibbons hears the arguments in favour of replacing paper-based systems with online ones

EFSA confirmed that GM maize produced in 2010 had no negative effects on humans, animals and the environment

GM maize strain given EFSA all-clear

By Dan Colombini

No negative effects on human and animal health or the environment can be traced to a trial of genetically modified (GM) maize strain which produces insect toxin, according to research from the European Food Safety authority (EFSA).

Smith: More bang for your buck

Tim Smith: FSA cash must be allocated differently

By Elaine Watson

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will have to trim its budget by at least 25% over the next four years, which means it will have to “hand a great deal of responsibility [for food safety enforcement] back to the industry”, according to chief executive Tim...

Bakkavör and the curious incident of the 'butter yellow that wasn't'

Bakkavör and the curious incident of the 'butter yellow that wasn't'

By Rick Pendrous

Good traceability systems helped prepared foods giant Bakkavör avoid a potentially costly recall earlier this year, when it experienced a problem with contaminated meat marinades supplied to other processors, according to the company’s group food safety...

Mind the gap

Mind the gap

Being prepared for the unexpected could save your company cash and its reputation, reports Rick Pendrous

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