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FSA plans to slash inspections in food regulation revamp Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Carina Perkins

The agency this week published a document clarifying its plans for an overhaul of the UK’s food regulatory system by 2020


Halal labels 'open to discussion' says AHDB Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

A consultation into plans to launch two halal quality standard marks launched this month…


Undercooked pork 'common cause' of hepatitis E, says EFSA Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

More than 21,000 cases of HEV infections have been reported in humans over the past 10 years

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Alpro recalls selected cartons of its Growing Up Drink

04 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

The 1-litre UHT packs have been recalled after quality control testing showed a curdling issue

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New DNA database boosts war on basmati rice fraud Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Authorities in India and Pakistan have provided authenticated samples of 27 new varieties

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Heatwave-hit mults face criticism over chiller failures

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Social media is awash with reports of fridges breaking down as the mercury topped 30 degrees


'Quick and easy' pork testing kit goes on sale

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Haltest is a test similar to the technology used in pregnancy tests

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Macb withdraws Strawberry & Kiwi water as 'unpleasant smell' reported in drinks

22 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food Standards Scotland has warned consumers not to drink Macb flavoured water


Avian flu threatens to push up the cost of Christmas turkey Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The bird flu epidemic that has plagued Europe since November is threatening to push up the cost of Christmas

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EU and China link for food fraud initiative Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The project will be led by the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfas


Campylobacter levels in supermarket chicken fall again Subscription

14 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Just 5% of whole chickens from the nine major supermarkets were infected 

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Glyphosate ban 'could cost UK agrifood £1bn a year' Subscription

13 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Research claims ban on chemical could have ‘devastating’ impact on British economy and agricultural sector

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Mars recalls Galaxy and Maltesers lines amid salmonella fears Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The voluntary recall has been issued as a “precautionary measure” after Mars discovered the possible presence” of the bug…

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JBS defends against claims of slavery in Brazilian meat chain Subscription

07 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Claims in Guardian report have prompted Waitrose to pull lines of Brazilian corned beef


Morrisons fined £55,000 for selling mouldy pork pie Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Morrisons pleaded guilty to four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations Act 2013


Aldi recalls Brasserie gluten-free ale over allergy concerns Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

No other Aldi of Brasserie brand products are known to be affected

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GCHQ briefs food & drink industry in wake of WannaCry

19 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Government security services are working to ensure the food and drink industry is resistant to cybercrime

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Tackling food fraud losses 'could add £5bn to profitability' Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Food fraud accounts for an average global loss rate of 5.9% at a “conservative estimate”, found the report

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Bakkavor insists houmous withdrawal not food safety issue Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Bakkavor has now admitted to being the supplier of Sainsbury’s own-label houmous

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Morrisons recalls trimmed green beans in needle alert

21 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Two separate reports of metal contamination came from Glasgow and Manchester, according to a report by The Sun…

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Three-quarters of Brits would reject US 'frankenfoods'

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three quarters of Brits would reject American “frankenfoods” like hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken

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New Zealand cracks down on manuka honey fraud Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The New Zealand government has embarked on a major crackdown on fake manuka honey

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Food Standards Agency appoints Jason Feeney as CEO

11 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Feeney replaces Catherine Brown, who resigned last November, at helm of regulator

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Animal antibiotic reduction 'won't solve human resistance' says report

06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The report was published by the Royal Society and assesses the case for limiting antibiotics in farming

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Brits changing food habits to save money, FSA survey reveals Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

43% have made at least one change to the way they shop or eat for financial reasons

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EU-China-Safe project forges a safer future

30 Jun 2017 | By Chris Elliott

EU-China-Safe will mobilise resources across Europe and China to develop a cohesive partnership 

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We need tougher solutions for rice's arsenic problem

22 May 2017 | By Andy Meharg

Proactive food companies just need to think outside the box

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Edible insects are just one more hard to swallow 'miracle'

18 May 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

I have developed deep scepticism for the daily scientific miracle

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Audits need to leap forward

04 May 2017 | By Chris Elliott

The coordination and standardisation of audits was one of the eight pillars of food integrity in the Elliott Report

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The ‘houmousgate’ affair: how secrecy gave the story unwanted mileage Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

By refusing to explain exactly what’s happened, retailers and suppliers have opened the door to hysteria

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Fraud: never stop fighting it

26 Apr 2017 | By Steve Parfett

It is essential that HMRC remains firm in dealing with applicants for BWS licences

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Will Frankenfoods flood the market in post-Brexit US trade deal? Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

If a US trade deal is struck, will there be a stampede of hormonal beef and a flood of chlorine-washed chicken?

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Why the ‘Frankenfood’ factor is set to put a spanner in any special free-trade relationship Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

New exclusive research for The Grocer suggests British consumers aren’t keen on US meat

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The food mob: how the mafia has infiltrated food & drink Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Crime syndicates dug their claws 30% deeper into Italy’s €130bn food sector last year, with mafia-related sales worth €21


Crisps study reveals potentially unsafe acrylamide levels

04 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Tyrrells, Seabrook and major supermarkets were among the worst offenders, claims the study from the Changing Markets Foundation

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Princess Anne lines up a royal rumble with GM comments Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

It’s always fun when the Royal Family weighs in on matters of national importance

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Will FSA reform 'loosen the reins' on big food business? Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The FSA board has stressed self-regulation is not on the cards

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