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Bump Mark food freshness label designer picks up Dyson Award

19 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

A young designer who invented an innovative food freshness warning label has won a prestigious James Dyson Award…

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South African growers halt citrus exports to EU over black spot

11 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

South African growers have voluntarily suspended some exports of citrus fruit to the EU…

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Food crime unit: FSA manages expectations Subscription

11 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Operating the new food crime unit will be a “major challenge” for the Food Standards Agency, the watchdog’s chairman admit…

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FSA u-turns again on naming and shaming in campylobacter results

05 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Food Standards Agency chiefs have said they will now ‘name and shame’ retailers in its quarterly campylobacter survey results.


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The red flags of food fraud: a guide

08 Sep 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The red flags of food are part of an ongoing project by Professor Lisa Jack of University of Portsmouth to categorise warning signs in the supply chain.

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Elliott wrong to suggest retailers risk new Horsegate says BRC Subscription

13 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Opie

Professor Elliott’s Review recognises the strengths of the UK supply chain but also correctly identifies the change in min…

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Horsemeat scandal lessons must be learnt

11 Sep 2014 | By Clive Black

The horsemeat scandal was a dark moment for the British food industry, and the meat industry in particular…

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UK’s new food crime unit: what food companies need to know Subscription

09 Sep 2014 | By Jessica Burt

The UK is to get its first food crime unit by the end of the year. Jessica Burt of Mills & Reeve outlines what food companies need to know now


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Chris Elliott

The term 'food crime' needs to be used with care

13 Sep 2014

We welcome the Elliott Review and the acceptance of its recommendations by the government…

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Elliott Review must be followed by new alliances

13 Sep 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health welcomes the recommendations of the Elliott Review…

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Retailers must visit sites

13 Sep 2014

Scandals such as Horsegate and prawn farming slavery have highlighted that it is easy to bypass checks…

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