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Pig sector complains to ASA over Amazon advert

The National Pig Association said Amazon’s Echo Dot cinema ad encouraged the illegal act of ’swill feeding’, which could spread disease

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Quorn claims sabotage after chicken nuggets found in veggie products

Quorn stressed it had strict segregation procedures, approved by both The Vegetarian Society and The Vegan Society

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FSA warns of food hygiene rating scam in England & Wales

The FSA stressed it or local authorities would demand money for ratings

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Meat processors call for 10-day use-by date rule to be abolished

New research by the BMPA is set to show use-by dates could be safely extended beyond the FSA’s recommendations

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Oatly recalls Whole milk alternative over safety fears

It advised customers to pour the contents away and return the carton for a refund

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‘Fake balsamic vinegar’ scandal as Italy uncovers major fraud case

Investigators believe frausters may have used cheaper grapes to make vinegar that was then passed off as authentic balsamic

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Food fraud risk higher in no-deal scenario, says 2 Sisters tech boss

Higher prices caused by post-Brexit tariffs could create ideal conditions for food fraud, warned 2 Sisters’ new technical director

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Waitrose recalls chocolate after undeclared milk found

It’s put up point of sale signs in its stores advising customers why the items have been recalled

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Booths recalls prepared veg & soup mixes after metal found

This follows the recalling of Booths’ own-brand mince pies in November 2018 

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Ferrero shuts down world’s largest Nutella factory over quality issue

The confectionery giant is conducting an investigation on the matter which arose this week

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Government 'failing to act' on processed meat link to cancer

Politicians had failed to react to the link between nitrites in processed meat and cancer, claimed the author of the WHO’s landmark 2015 report

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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