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Morrisons recalls trimmed green beans in needle alert

21 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Two separate reports of metal contamination came from Glasgow and Manchester, according to a report by The Sun…

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Three-quarters of Brits would reject US 'frankenfoods' Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three quarters of Brits would reject American “frankenfoods” like hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken

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New Zealand cracks down on manuka honey fraud Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The New Zealand government has embarked on a major crackdown on fake manuka honey

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Food Standards Agency appoints Jason Feeney as CEO

11 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Feeney replaces Catherine Brown, who resigned last November, at helm of regulator

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Animal antibiotic reduction 'won't solve human resistance' says report

06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The report was published by the Royal Society and assesses the case for limiting antibiotics in farming

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Brits changing food habits to save money, FSA survey reveals Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

43% have made at least one change to the way they shop or eat for financial reasons

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Northern Ireland faeces incident ‘isolated’ says Coca-Cola Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

All of the product from the affected batch was immediately impounded and will not be sold

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Brazilian meat crisis eases as countries overturn import bans

27 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Scandal led to widespread restrictions on Brazilian meat last week from across the globe

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Porky Lights calls in Trading Standards to conduct fat tests Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The brand became embroiled in a media frenzy earlier this month

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FSA publishes results of hygiene trial with Tesco Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Food Standards Agency has moved a step closer to a new light-touch model for the UK’s Food Hygiene Ratings System

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Beekeeping practices, not fraud, may cause honey's added sugar

09 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

One in seven pots of honey in Europe could have been “adulterated” with added sugar, a new report has warned

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Meat inspection rules set for post-Brexit overhaul Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The FSA admitted to “uncertainty over the future shape of official controls following Britain’s exit from the EU”

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Lotus Biscoff Biscuit Spread recalled over metal fears

03 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The jars carry best before dates in February and March 2018

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Pets at Home recalls AVA food after cats become unwell Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The animals exhibited symptoms including ’sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness’

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Free-range egg producers face big losses from bird flu crisis Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Egg producers were subjected to a national protection zone limiting bird movement, poultry shows and gatherings on 6 December

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Banham Poultry farm in Suffolk hit by bird flu control zone Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Some 23,000 birds at the farm were due to be culled this week, Defra said

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Scots cheesemakers drop raw milk cheese as Errington saga continues Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Suppliers were “too scared” to continue producing raw milk cheese, said one producer

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NFU urges retailers to help with free-range eggs problem Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Meurig Raymond this week wrote to CEOs of top UK food retailers to ask for support

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FSS begins consultation into 'light touch' safety regulation Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Industry sources are angry at suggestions from the FSS that companies should finance the new system

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Video: What will a US trade deal mean for food safety? Video

08 Feb 2017 | By Chris Elliott

In this video, Professor Chris Elliott reflects on the food safety implications of a potential UK-US trade deal

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Holland & Barrett fined £500k for Knightsbridge infestation Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Holland & Barrett pleaded guilty to three offences including failure to protect food from contamination

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Red Tractor tightens antibiotic controls in pig supply chain Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Scheme will require members to record antibiotic use electronically every three months

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Fresh bird flu outbreak adds to free-range supply fears Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Another outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in the UK, adding to mounting fears free-range eggs could soon disappear

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Errington wins latest fight over its raw cheese Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The cheesemaker linked to Scoland’s major e.coli outbreak has won its latest fight with authorities

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NFU slammed over hormone and chlorine washing comments Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

In a radio interview, strategic director Martin Haworth appeared to suggest the NFU would support the practice

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Why the ‘Frankenfood’ factor is set to put a spanner in any special free-trade relationship Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

New exclusive research for The Grocer suggests British consumers aren’t keen on US meat

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Will Frankenfoods flood the market in post-Brexit US trade deal? Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

If a US trade deal is struck, will there be a stampede of hormonal beef and a flood of chlorine-washed chicken?

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The food mob: how the mafia has infiltrated food & drink Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Crime syndicates dug their claws 30% deeper into Italy’s €130bn food sector last year, with mafia-related sales worth €21


Crisps study reveals potentially unsafe acrylamide levels

04 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Tyrrells, Seabrook and major supermarkets were among the worst offenders, claims the study from the Changing Markets Foundation

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Princess Anne lines up a royal rumble with GM comments Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

It’s always fun when the Royal Family weighs in on matters of national importance

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Will FSA reform 'loosen the reins' on big food business? Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The FSA board has stressed self-regulation is not on the cards

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Just how robust is on-pack nutritional information? Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The Sun last week claimed Porky Lights sausages marketed as low fat to slimmers were in fact no different to normal bangers

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Will food safety regulation be too light-touch after Brexit? Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The winds of change could be set to blow through the UK food sector’s regulatory landscape over the coming months

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Supermarkets seem switched on over free-range eggs crisis Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The big supermarkets seem switched on to the threat to free-range eggs

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Food hygiene ‘self-regulation’ shows progress… and desperation Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

If any organisation likes to be seen to be tough, it is the Scottish version of the FSA

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Brexit could mean a flood of US foods the public don't want Video

08 Feb 2017 | By Chris Elliott

Much of the recent discussions between Theresa May and Donald Trump were centred around a trade deal

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Acrylamide: the Burning Question Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Burnt toast is once again in the news after an FSA warning on acrylamide. But why now and how will it affect the food industry?

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