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Russell Hume goes into administration

19 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

The meat supplier has been under investigation by the Food Standards Agency over labelling concerns since late January

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Birmingham Halal Abattoir hit by £18,000 fine Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The company was convicted of failing to inspect 41 sheep before sending them to slaughter

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JD Wetherspoon stands by Fairfax Meadow despite FSA scrutiny Subscription

14 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Fairfax voluntarily withdrew a raft of meat products earlier this week due to concerns over use-by labelling…

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Fairfax Meadow withdraws meat products after unannounced FSA inspection

11 Feb 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The FSA said the company had acted “properly and proportionately” in withdrawing potentially affected products from the market

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2 Sisters to cut 900 jobs

08 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant is planning to close three loss-making factories in wake of last autumn’s chicken scandal

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Use-by dates in spotlight again as FSA supplier audit prompts meat recall by Muscle Food

08 Feb 2018 | By Julia Glotz

An unannounced visit at Muscle Food supplier DB Foods revealed concerns about use-by labelling


Russell Hume site in Liverpool allowed to resume production

05 Feb 2018

Production at the other sites remains suspended while investigations continue

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Brits want more transparency about supply chain fraud Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Most (64%) UK consumers would expect businesses to inform the authorities of any health risk fraud says Ipsos Mori poll

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Food safety alert over adulterated palm oil Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

West African oil has been contaminated with Sudan IV

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'US trade deal risks not limited to chlorinated chicken'

11 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The NGO has listed ten key food safety ‘risks’ from a potential trade deal with the US in a report published this week

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Finnebrogue launches nitrite-free range of bacon and ham Subscription

30 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Naked Bacon, which cuts out the ingredient associated with cancer, will launch on 10 January


Sainsbury's issues burger recall over e.coli concerns Subscription

22 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket said a “very small number of customers” had become unwell with e.coli 0157 after eating its Taste the Diff…

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Errington recalls Dunsyre Blue cheese over listeria fears

22 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Scottish-produced cheese was linked to an outbreak of e.coli last year

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MPs pledge to keep 'close eye' on 2 Sisters audits Subscription

22 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Poultry giant’s commitment to publish audit results should be seen as a “necessary means” to rebuild consumer confidence, …


M&S and Waitrose become first British supermarkets to share data on antibiotic use Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Waitrose follows M&S lead in sharing data on use of the drugs in supply chains…


Brexit could raise risk of salmonella in eggs, warns Sustain

08 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A UK and US free trade deal would mean having to bow to American food standards, says food campaigner


FSA to go ahead with controversial inspection reforms Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The FSA board will stick with plans in its Regulating Our Future programme.

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FSA ‘remains committed’ to mandatory display of FHRS Subscription

05 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

FSA report finds a “continuous improvement” in food hygiene standards since the scheme was first introduced

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National Food Crime Unit will need an extra £5m Subscription

01 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

It is vital to move into Phase 2 before the UK leaves the EU, boss Andy Morling has warned


EU to introduce mandatory measures to tackle acrylamide

30 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The “practical” measures are based on best practice guidance developed by the food industry


FDF offers updated guidance on use by and best before dates

28 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The industry has a ‘pivotal role’ to play in slashing waste by ensuring consumers better understand date marks


Glyphosate licence to be extended by five years after EU vote Subscription

27 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Longstanding deadlock over the reauthorisation of herbicide broken by EU member states, despite concerns over wildlife

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Waitrose warns of higher levels of campylobacter in chicken Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

M&S was the worst performer, with 10% of the retailer’s chicken samples testing positive above 1,000cfu/g in Q3 2017

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FSA insists fipronil egg tests were robust Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

A European laboratory that tested eggs during the scandal might have given false results, a report by the EC’s Joint Resea…

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‘Easy to game’: MPs deliver damning verdict on UK food audits after 2 Sisters scandal

17 Nov 2017 | By Julia Glotz

MPs on the Efra committee say accreditation bodies need to take the scandal as a ‘wake-up call’ and tighten up their standards

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Light-touch meat regulation reveals alarming complacency

20 Feb 2018 | By Kath Dalmeny

We seem to suffer collective memory failure when it comes to the safety and integrity of our meat supply

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‘Ultra-processed’ study could have ramifications for the vegan revolution Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The meat and dairy industries need to take a more proactive stance when it comes to defending the reputation of their products, in light of these latest findings

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The Russell Hume scandal has shown how easy it is to relabel meat

02 Feb 2018 | By Adam Leyland

The Food Standards Agency has received government signoff to properly fund the National Food Crime Unit

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How can companies protect themselves against recalls? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

The potential damage from product recalls is being magnified by social media and cost pressures

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Resolving our food differences with the US could be nearly as tricky as Brexit Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

As the chlorinated chicken row rumbles on, resolving differences with our friends across the pond could become as challenging as the Brexit negotiations

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We forget the lessons of Horsegate at our peril

15 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

It has become the reference point for anyone concerned about the integrity of our food supply chains and the integrity of the food business more broadly, so what’s changed?


Horsegate: five years on Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Megan Tatum

It was the biggest crisis to hit grocery in decades. Five years on, we ask six leading figures to relive their memories of watching ’Horsegate’ unfold from the front line 

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2 Sisters’ transparency move could be a game-changer Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the horsegate scandal, we should welcome these first steps towards more openness in the food industry

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Boundary pushing is great. But do veggies really want bloody burgers? Subscription

19 Dec 2017 | By James Halliwell

Is the use of ’obscure techno ingredients’ in vegetarian food a bite too far or a bite into the future? 

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Why traditional British sausages are safe

13 Dec 2017 | By Chris Elliott

Research has claimed that eating processed meat can increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 18% for every 50g consumed

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The FSA's ROF plan threatens consumer protection

13 Dec 2017 | By Erik Millstone

There is growing concern about the FSA’s Regulating Our Future (ROF) programme


A healthy buzz from posher bangers is helping dispel the carcinogen cloud Subscription

04 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Back with a bang: sausage sales are starting to rise again, thanks to a raft of healthier NPDs



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