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Waitrose to phase out lead-shot game across its estates

Waitrose claims to be the largest retailer of game in the UK


Eat switches to bespoke holders in push for clearer allergen labelling

The new specially designed holders are larger to allow for better visibility of allergen details

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Pret a Manger appoints M&S’s Kate Stein as global tech director

Stein has been with M&S for 20 years – most recently as head of food technology for convenience


Just Eat publishes food hygiene ratings for all restaurants

A link accompanying menus on Just Eat’s website and app leads to the FSA’s rating

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Cuts to local authority budgets ‘increasing meat fraud risk’

The Mirror published an article this week claiming one in five meat products in Britain contained animals not stated on the label


Listeria outbreak: sandwich firm ceases trading

One hundred and twenty-five jobs will be lost following the liquidation of The Good Food Chain


Listeria outbreak: FSA lets sandwich firm resume production

However, The Good Food Chain says it is undecided about whether it is “viable” to start making food again

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Gove to introduce ‘Natasha’s Law’ by the end of the summer

The new legislation will make full ingredient labelling mandatory for all pre-packed for direct sale foods

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Lactalis declares cheese recalled over listeria fears safe

A recall of Galloway cheddar this week was based on ‘false positive’ results, the supplier said

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Spar recalls pasta salad over incorrect fish labelling

Customers should return the 250g tub of salad to the store it was purchased from for a full refund

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Listeria outbreak: FSA to examine hospital food supply chains

FSA board member Mary Quicke has raised concerns over the integrity of hospital chill chains


Hospitals told to stop serving sandwiches after listeria deaths

Three have died in a listeria outbreak linked to contaminated sandwiches supplied to hospitals

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UK food manufacturers turning away from imported eggs

Research from British Lion has suggested almost half of UK shoppers want to know where the eggs in their food products are sourced from


Listeria outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches kills three people

The supplier, Staffordshire-based The Good Food Chain, has voluntarily ceased production


British pig producers cut antibiotic use further

The pig sector’s antibiotic use fell 16% in 2018, putting it closer to the 2020 industry target


Food safety recalls surge by over a third, says FSA

In total there was a 36% increase in alerts issued between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019

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Irish police launch raids in horsemeat fraud probe

The raids were in connection to suspected offences linked to the tampering of identification documents of horses presented for slaughter

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Müller recalls batches of Cadbury desserts over listeria outbreak

Müller has linked the contamination to an ingredient exclusive to the two Cadbury desserts affected

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Waitrose recalls sausages after use-by date labelling error

Batches of sausages with a use-by date of 4 July have been recalled – the date should have been 4 June

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AHDB slams 'misleading' meat advice from doctor group

The Plant-Based Health Professionals group is calling for a ban of processed meat in hospitals over cancer links