Poll reveals confusion over dairy and lactose intolerance

25 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

More than two thirds of Brits do not know the difference between dairy and lactose intolerance, according to a new survey for milk brand A2.

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New horsemeat scandal rocks Switzerland

25 Nov 2014 | By Julia Glotz

A new meat labelling scandal involving horsemeat is unfolding on the Continent, with a major Swiss meat supplier accused of selling horsemeat as beef along with a string of other labelling breaches.


M&S rolling out action plan to combat campylobacter

21 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Marks & Spencer is widening the roll-out of a five-point action designed to reduce levels of campylobacter in whole chickens.

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Christmas turkeys still on the menu in spite of bird flu flap Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Poultry retailers and suppliers have moved to quell concern in the wake of national media stories suggesting avian flu…


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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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The Elliott report response: so far, so good? Subscription

20 Nov 2014 | By Dominic Watkins

This week, bird flu and campylobacter were in the news again, but the horsemeat scandal still dominates the food safety de…

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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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Well done Tesco for publishing meat test results

04 Oct 2014

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

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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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