Ferrero reassures consumers over Nutella health scare

12 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Fears follow European Food Safety Authority warning of risk posed by cancerous contaminants

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Errington plans to return unpasteurised cheese to sale

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Tests showed Lanark Blue and Corra Linn were “safe to eat”

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New gluten-free group plans tougher standards Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Gluten-free manufacturers have vowed to bring in new measures to protect consumers

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FSA calm over unpasteurised milk despite recent scares Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Regulator has ‘no plans’ to clamp down on raw milk sales, despite recent campylobacter outbreak

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More bird flu outbreaks prompt extension of prevention zone

05 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Restrictions keeping poultry indoors will be kept in place until 28 February

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The Co-op recalls chocolate Santas amid tampering scare Subscription

23 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The retailer believes the £1 Santa chocolates were tampered with…

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Lidl recalls gravy granules after unsafe chemical found Subscription

19 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Two batches contain paint-thinning chemical xylene, which can cause irritation, headaches and vomiting

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Bristol grocer fined for selling rotten fruit & veg Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Fruit & Veg Planet director Hazrat Mohammad Ahmadzai and store manager Janatgul Easakhil were both charged


Supply chain complexity and Brexit set to drive up food crime Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher called for co-ordinated action from the world’s regulatory bodies


Waitrose to collaborate with universities on food research

07 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Students will explore topics such as soil health, bio-diversity and sustainable water use

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Ferrero sacks contractor at heart of child worker claims Subscription

28 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Italian confectionery maker announced it had “ordered the termination of any relationship with Prolegis in Romania”…

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Tesco defends FSA over self-regulation model Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

’By 2020 local food safety officers on the ground will not be able to carry out their functions’ warns Tim Smith

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Poultry industry calls for clarity over e.coli report Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The study found two thirds of British retail chicken contained ESBL-producing e.coli, but was based on samples taken three…


Food Standards Scotland denies Scottish beef fraud cover-up Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

FSS was accused of “undermining its own credibility” after denying it was investigating beef fraud despite a senior member…


UK 'on track' to reduce use of antibiotics in animals

17 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The UK is “on track” to meet its target to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, the government has said

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Calls to ban farm antibiotics slammed by food coalition RUMA

14 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

A letter calling for action on antibiotic use and signed by 15 medics has been sent to Andrea Leadsom and Jeremy Hunt

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E.coli implicated cheesemaker drops judicial review against FSS Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Errington Cheese said it withdrew the judicial review application in response to a “change in stance by FSS”

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National Food Crime Unit review urges more funding & powers Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Call for unit “with teeth” that can tackle food crime, protect consumers and make high-profile prosecutions

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Errington Cheese launches legal challenge over FSS sale ban Subscription

04 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

The cheese maker implicated in the Scottish e.coli outbreak has launched legal proceedings against Food Standards Scotland

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Olive oil taps tech to tackle the fraudsters Subscription

04 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Olive oil fraud is estimated by investigators and industry analysts to cost producers as much as $16bn a year

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Food crime guidance launched to encourage info sharing

31 Oct 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The new guidance sets out how businesses can best work with the National Food Crime Unit


New copper sulphate scam on the rise in fruit & veg sector

27 Oct 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Copper sulphate is rarely searched for during raids, so criminals are increasingly switching to use it

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Scottish food safety chiefs face fire for 'raw cheese attack' Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Dunsyre Blue was linked to an e.coli outbreak by Food Standards Scotland in June

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Two plead guilty in UK horsemeat court case

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Alex Ostler-Beech, 44, of Hull, and Ulrik Nielsen, 57, from Denmark, both admitted conspiracy to defraud

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Urgent call for hepatitis E virus test in pork Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The FSA noted there had been a “significant” rise in non travel-related cases of hepatitis E

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We need a united food and farming system

12 Jan 2017 | By Chris Elliott

We have a wealth of talent that could come up with an outline for a combined ‘national food and health system’

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What’s the story behind the FSA pork stuffing recall?

06 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some Asda and Marks & Spencer lines were sold on to third parties

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Food Standards Agency under fire for recruiting big food Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Is quasi self-regulation for industry a disaster for human health or a smart way to pull in desperately needed resources?

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Tesco the Horsegate villain rides to FSA's rescue

30 Sep 2016 | By Adam Leyland

This demonstrates just how desperately short of resources the FSA and the local authorities it relies on have become

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'Antibiotic-free' label would be far too simplistic

14 Sep 2016

Sir, ‘antibiotic-free’ labelling risks misleading consumers and backfiring on welfare

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Pineapples set off alarm bells Subscription

06 Sep 2016 | By Chris Elliott

Fresh from a trip to South East Asia, Chris Elliott reflects on emerging food fraud risks

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Buyers who ask smart questions are brands' greatest allies

26 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Brands tell us alert buyers who ask smart questions about supply chains, standards and quality checks make a real difference


Return of the never-ending argument: the badger cull is back Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Badger culling – that most inflammatory of topics – is back on the agenda this week

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?

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Dunsyre Blue cheese case: Who polices the food police? Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Joanna Blythman

Artisans throughout the UK are following with horror the unfolding case of Dunsyre Blue


Reading between the lines of the latest FSA campylobacter report Subscription

22 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

The FSA says it doesn’t plan to change targets, but industry worries there’s a subtext to its latest research

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Why dairy must stay vigilant to fraud and counterfeiting Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Chris Elliott

We must remain vigilant to potential authenticity issues, particularly for globally traded products like dairy

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