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Primula recalls entire product range due to botulism fears

The recall followed the discovery of the clostridium botulinum bacteria in a product following routine testing

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Jamie Oliver-backed food standards petition nears one million signatures

The petition was launched after amendments to enshrine UK food standards in law were voted down in the government’s Agriculture Bill

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City to Sea launches campaign for reusable coffee cup usage as retailers reopen

It is working with local retailers to work out the most hygienic way to serve customers

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Food sold over Facebook Marketplace is endangering consumers, say experts

The Grocer found numerous profiles on Facebook Marketplace selling foods such as meat, eggs and fish, with often no clear evidence that necessary safety checks had been met

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Chuckling Goat ads censured by ASA over immune system claims

”This is unfortunately one of those places where the government has not caught up with the science”, said the brand’s director Shann Jones

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Unilever recalls Mini Calippo multipacks over metal fragment fears

Internal quality checks show the products may contain pieces of metal

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Horsemeat seized in Europe as experts predict rise in food fraud from coronavirus

The risk of food crime has soared as foodservice collapse and closure of meat processing plants has created a dramatic imbalance in supply and demand

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FSA thanks meat processors for rising to coronavirus challenge

The regulator said it had implemented a number of measures to relax regulations temporarily

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FSA and Defra issue new coronavirus guidance for food businesses

The advice covers a range of areas, such as hygiene practice, managing employee sickness and social distancing

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Coronavirus: Italian foods’ reputation tarnished by ‘fearmongering’

More than five leading food safety organisations have concluded there is no evidence food can transmit coronavirus

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Coronavirus: Red Tractor suspends on-site inspections

A remote assessment will instead be required in order to maintain certification, although it is unconfirmed what this will consist of

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Coronavirus: FSA warns of staffing pressures in meat plants

The regulator has warned meat processors it would likely experience ’reduced staffing levels for many weeks and months to come’

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Branston in a pickle over possible ‘plastic contamination’ in 10 SKUs

Variants of the pickle and chutney maker’s Original, Small Chunk and Smooth ranges have been affected

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FSA planning nationwide reporting system for allergen incidents

The move follows the adoption of new legislation making it mandatory for food-to-go-businesses to use full ingredient labelling

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Eustice: British farmers should not be ‘spooked’ by post-Brexit competition

The new Defra secretary made the comments at the NFU Conference in Birmingham

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NFU president brands lower-standard post-Brexit food imports idea ‘insane’

Minette Batters called for the government to protect ‘high’ UK standards in future trade deals

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Eustice won’t rule out chlorinated chicken imports despite ‘growing’ food safety concerns in US

New research by Lloyds Register found more than half of the US population had growing concerns over food safety

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Impact of foodborne illnesses on population higher than thought: FSA

New figures – using more accurate data – suggest cases of infectious intestinal illnesses linked to food are higher than first thought

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John West recalls sardines SKU after ‘possible bacterial contamination’

The canned fish brand said two batches of its sardines in tomato sauce product had been recalled

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FWD calls for mandated allergen database maintained by suppliers

The FWD has launched a campaign urging the government to mandate a centralised database