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Sainsbury’s recalls Plant Pioneers shroomdogs over presence of metal

Items with use-by dates of 6 or 7 January are impacted. No other products have been affected

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Defra launches consultation on crop gene editing plans

The government said such a move would help improve crop resilience and help it achieve its environmental agenda

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Costa Coffee recalls Jammy Rudolph Shortcake over undeclared egg

The undeclared ingredient presents a possible health risk for those with an egg allergy or intolerance


M&S recalls chicken curry over packaging error

The error means the item contains undeclared milk


FSA abolishes 10-day use-by-date rule for fresh meat

The new guidance will move the default use-by-date to at least 13 days for vacuum and modified atmosphere packed red meat

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Poultry housing order imposed across Great Britain amid bird flu outbreak

The restrictions will require all poultry farms in England, Scotland and Wales to keep their flocks indoors


Bird flu found at North Yorkshire turkey rearing farm

The turkey fattening site has become the latest commercial poultry farm to register a case of bird flu

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GB-wide bird flu prevention zone declared following further outbreaks

A breeder farm and wild birds in western England tested positive for a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu this week

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FSA extends salmonella advice on Fairburn eggs to additional batches

Some 38 egg SKUs sold through five different retailers are now subject to the advice to cook eggs thoroughly

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Guinness recalls newly launched alcohol-free version over contamination fears

The Diageo-owned brand urged shoppers not to consume purchased cans of the drink 


Great Britain bird flu risk raised to ‘high’ after Cheshire farm outbreak

The UK’s chief veterinary officers have urged bird keepers to prevent any contact between their flocks and wild birds

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Birds culled after avian flu outbreak detected at Cheshire farm

Further testing was underway to determine if the outbreak was linked to cases in Europe, Defra said

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FSA issues egg advice over salmonella contamination link

A raft of eggs sold by Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi have been linked to a salmonella contamination at supplier LJ Fairburn


Sainsbury’s recalls mussels over salmonella fears

The supermarket has taken a ‘small quantity’ of its By Sainsbury’s cooked mussels (300g) off sale

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Waitrose recalls chocolate over packaging blunder with undeclared nuts

The retailer’s No1 Dominican Republic milk chocolate 49% packaging was filled with its orange and almond variant instead

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Waitrose recalls pork burgers over undeclared egg

Egg was not mentioned as an ingredient on the item’s packaging

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FSA examines abolition of 10-day use-by date rule

The regulator has launched a consultation to explore the potential extension of the maximum shelf life of meat beyond 10 days


FSA urges businesses to prepare for coming allergen labelling law change

New labelling rules – aka Natasha’s Law – come into effect on 1 October 2021

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Waitrose recalls cupcakes over undeclared walnuts

A batch of the product was mispacked and contained the supermarket’s coffee & walnut mini cupcakes

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Eos Scientific offers SMEs reduced-price CBD testing service

The supplier is charging £40k-£100k for an ‘end-to-end regulatory service’ for novel foods status