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Tesco calls for 'joined-up' plan on food supply transparency

31 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has warned the government that moves to provide more transparency to customers in the wake of the horsemeat scandal…


Morrisons and Budgens Supervalu whole milk six-pinters recalled

30 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest has recalled two date codes of whole British milk six-pinters sold through the Morrisons and Budgens’ Supervalu own-label ranges over concerns they may have been contaminated with cleaning fluid during production.

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Faccenda trials steam and ultrasound tech to reduce campylobacter

30 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Poultry giant Faccenda Foods is set to trial new steam and ultrasound technology that it claims can cut campylobacter contamination in poultry.

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Halal food testing kit eyes launch in the UK

27 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

A food testing kit that allows consumers to check foods for the presence of pork could soon be introduced into the UK, its creators have claimed.


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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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DIY testing won’t solve food fraud

28 Oct 2014 | Updated: 29 Oct 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Can food authenticity testing do DIY? A French start-up selling a ‘halal food testing kit’ targeted at Muslim consumers certainly believes so.

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Retailers must be proactive in fighting food fraud Subscription

27 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Jack, Jim Gee

The informality in many grocery supply chains is the perfect breeding ground for food fraud, say forensic accounting experts Professor Lisa Jack and Jim Gee, partner, PKF Littlejohn LLP.

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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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Well done Tesco for publishing meat test results

04 Oct 2014

My view on the Tesco meat cross-contamination results (thegrocer.co.uk, 25 September) is probably different to most…

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…

Chris Elliott, of Queen's University, Belfast

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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