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Cow & Gate recalls swathe of babyfood jars amid tampering fears

It comes one month after a similar recall of Heinz 7+ months babyfood jars in Tesco

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Tesco and Waitrose hike pesto prices as supply crisis deepens

Both supermarkets attributed the rises to price-matching activity, but other retailers haven’t hiked prices

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FSA calls for increased powers as part of National Food Strategy

The government is carrying out the first independent review of the UK food system in 75 years

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​Tesco own-label pestos recalled as peanut contamination crisis spirals

The supermarket issued a recall on 10 January, yet customers were complaining as early as 31 December

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Saclà allergy fears raised 12 days prior to recall, tweets show

In a tweet to Saclà on 8 December, a shopper said his wife, who has a peanut allergy, had reacted twice to its pesto

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Sainsbury’s recalls own-label pestos amid peanut contamination fears

Supermarket pesto stocks have already been battered by market leader Saclá’s recall in December

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Supermarket pesto shelves still barren weeks after Saclá recall

Market leader Saclà was forced to recall a vast swathe of products in late December amid contamination fears

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ASF pandemic makes pork fraud a real threat, warns Chris Elliott

Soaring demand for pork created by ASF left the sector open to fraud, warned industry group FIIN

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Saclà recalls branded and own-label pesto over possible peanut contamination

The FSA has urged shoppers to return products, including Waitrose and Aldi own-label lines

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​Heinz babyfood recalled after sharp metal fragments found ​in jars

The entire range of 7+ months Heinz By Nature 200g jars sold in Tesco has been recalled

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First bird flu case since 2017 reported at Suffolk chicken farm

Around 27,000 birds are set to be culled, while a 1km restriction zone has been set up around the affected farm

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FSA chair Heather Hancock to step down next year

She will leave the regulator next October to take over as the new master of St John’s College, Cambridge

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Tesco honey test not fit for purpose, say food safety experts

One scientist believes the honey tested positive for adulteration due to an unsatisfactory database rather than fraudulent activity

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Higher risk of single-mutation ‘hypervirulent’ superbugs revealed

Scientists at Rothamsted Research have warned far more bacteria than previously thought are one step away from mutating

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Hazardous pesticides remaining in supermarket supply chains, warns report

PAN UK is calling on retailers to disclose the chemicals in their supply chains

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Tesco withdraws own label honey following reports of adulteration

The FSA said it was “aware of these reports” and was “looking into them”

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Major houmous supplier recalls dozens of products over salmonella risk

The products include own-brand houmous stocked in Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland

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‘Allergen Audit’ unit launched to monitor foodservice safety

Food safety consultancy NT Assure and compliance auditor Serve Legal have collaborated to develop the audit

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Finnebrogue launches £1m advertising push for nitrite-free bacon and ham

The advertising will be displayed at major train stations and outside retailers as well as in print and online

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Pret a Manger set to complete rollout of full ingredient allergen labelling

The initiative forms a key part of Pret’s Allergy Plan, launched in May this year