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FSA chair Heather Hancock reappointed for another three years

Hancock stepped up to the post from deputy chair in 2016 and will continue at the helm of the regulator until March 2022

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Ebay pledges to review online food sales information

The platform has said it will discuss with the FSA the possibility of adding information to its food policy

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Pret to introduce full ingredient labelling at all UK stores

The sandwich chain has been piloting full ingredient labelling at a shop in Victoria, London since November

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Livestock farmers slash antibiotic use by 40%

It comes as the FSA published the third year of results from its study on AMR campylobacter

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Defra unveils plans to tighten allergen labelling laws

The proposals could go as far as seeing full ingredient labelling required by law on food-to-go products

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FSA chief executive Jason Feeney to retire this summer

Feeney took over from Catherine Brown in April 2017 and had previously served as COO of the FSA

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Sainsbury's recalls free-from garlic pizza after milk found

FSA said the supermarket’s failure to list milk as an ingredient makes the item a possible health risk 

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Four men go on horsemeat scandal-linked trial in Paris

Two former execututives of French meat processor Spanghero, and two Dutch meat traders, went on trial on Monday 

Mizkan snaps up Premier Foods' pickles and sauces business

Branston pickle batch 'safe to eat' after customer complaints

The supplier reportedly received almost 500 complaints about a ‘rogue’ batch of Branston

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M&S under fire over allergy labelling on new vegan range

Some of the retailer’s Plant Kitchen range is produced in factories which also handle animal products

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Lactalis recalls Seriously Melting Pots over safety fears

The French-owned dairy giant confirmed it also taken the step of suspending sales

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Meat sector defends use of nitrites in bacon and ham

BMPA CEO Nick Allen said calls to remove the chemical was an ‘oversimplification’ of a complex issue

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Growers defend standards after norovirus link to fresh produce

A survey funded by the FSA found that more than 5% of lettuce sold in supermarkets carried the bug

Booths recalls salads

Booths recalls own-label salads over undeclared allergens

The FSA said Booths’ failed to list soya, wheat and mustard on the packaging 

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Campylobacter levels in supermarket chicken decline

Quarterly tests reveal improvements in the presence of the bug

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Sainsbury's recalls turkey meatballs over undeclared milk

The only allergens the packaging outlined were cereals containing gluten, including wheat

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Half of shoppers to desert meat if UK allows chlorinated chicken imports

Research by the AHDB found that four out of five shoppers would change the way they shopped if the UK imported US meat

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Food standards enforcement hampered by lack of workers

Authorities in England and Wales were struggling to fulfil obligations under the Food Law Code of Practice, the FSA found

Just Eat

Just Eat to include food hygiene ratings on app and website

The move follows reports that takeaways listed on the delivery app and site included many given a zero hygiene rating

Booths mince pies recalled

Booths recalls own-label mince pies after plastic found

The mince pies were manufactured by Bells of Lazonby