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FSA probe finds widespread addition of undeclared sugar in coconut water

12 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The investigation was part of a wider crackdown on substandard and counterfeit food

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Noble Foods faces Humane League attack over caged eggs Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Animal welfare group is calling on the owner of the Happy Egg Co to commit to eradicating caged hen eggs by 2025

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FSA extends investigation to other 2 Sisters factories Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The FSA said its investigation had highlighted issues requiring management attention…

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Third of shoppers vow to change chicken buying habits after scandal Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

A food safety scandal enveloped 2 Sisters Food Group last week…

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Chicken exposé had 'zero impact' on sales at Tesco Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

CEO Dave Lewis says supermarket has seen ‘nothing in terms of change in buying patterns’

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2 Sisters under pressure as retailers launch investigations following Guardian/ITV chicken exposé

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

A joint Guardian and ITV investigation claimed to have uncovered food safety breaches at 2 Sisters plants


FSA strikes landmark deal with retailers over campylobacter data Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Top nine UK food retailers will now self-publish chicken contamination test results as FSA shifts emphasis to smaller operators

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Profiteroles and waffles withdrawn over fipronil egg scare

14 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The lines named in the latest FSA update include branded toasting waffles sold in Morrisons

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FSA seeks expansion of powers and funds to aid smooth Brexit Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Repatriating EU food safety laws back to the UK would require greater resources across a host of different regulatory areas


Egg sales slump in the wake of fipronil scandal Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Fresh egg sales in the mults have fallen in the wake of the fipronil egg contamination scandal

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Ulster pig megafarm plan faces opposition over antibiotics

31 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics fears antibiotic-resistant pathogens spreading to local residents


McDonald's to end antibiotics use in its global chicken supply Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The chain is to no longer source chickens treated with antibiotics defined by the WHO as ‘important to human medicine’….


Tesco confirmed as ‘Supermarket X’ in PHE hepatitis E study

24 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Tesco has also stressed all its sausages are sourced exclusively from the UK

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More products to be withdrawn over fipronil as FSA introduces 15% threshold

24 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Products made with egg from affected farms now need to be withdrawn if the egg accounts for 15% or more of the product weight

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UK exposure to fipronil widens as 14 additional egg products withdrawn

17 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

The products include whole egg and products to be used as ingredients by food manufacturers and caterers

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Chicken and poultry recalls in EU hit 15-year high Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

There were 223 recalls of poultry products in the EU over the second quarter of 2017

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A third of shoppers pledge to buy more British eggs in wake of fipronil scandal Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

However, just 2% of shoppers claim they will stop eating eggs altogether, an exclusive Lightspeed Research poll for The Grocer shows

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European Commission calls for emergency summit on egg scandal

11 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Vytenis Andriukaitis also called for collaboration between affected countries to tackle the problem, warning ’blaming and shaming will bring us nowhere’

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Kerry rejects nitrates claim over Denny ham Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Kerry Foods has insisted the celery-derived ingredient in the ham is an “approved natural flavouring”


Fipronil scandal hits UK as FSA finds 'small number of eggs' from affected farms

07 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The FSA says the risk to public health is low and consumers do not need to change their egg consumption

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Faccenda Foods slashes antibiotic usage by 70% in past two years Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Faccenda likens its strategy to a “Holland & Barrett approach to bird health”

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Tackle food fraud with supply chain action, government told

28 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Food fraud is a ‘situational’ crime, claims study by the Economic and Social Research Council and the FSA

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Gove rules out chlorinated chicken imports

26 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Comments are at odds with international trade secretary Liam Fox, who has refused to rule out imports as part of US trade deal

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Asda withdraws Little Angels nappies after baby reaction

25 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The retailer is investigating a complaint by a father whose three-week-old son suffered a livid rash

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HMRC uncovers factory making ‘potentially toxic’ fake vodka Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

HMRC officers seized a total of 1,965 litres of suspect alcohol from an industrial unit in Liverpool


Food businesses must demonstrate safety credentials

12 Oct 2017

Sir, The 2 Sisters probe by the FSA highlights potential concerns in the management and regulation of food safety

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British food standards are at risk

09 Oct 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

The contrast between American and British food really hit me in a supermarket in Barbados

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10 takeaways for food and farming from the Conservative and Labour party conferences Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

 As the Tory conference draws to a close, here is the Grocer’s take on events in Brighton and Manchester

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Prioritise British in public procurement

04 Oct 2017 | By Richard Griffiths

Prioritising British food in public procurement is an idea the BPC has been trying to get traction on

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As 2 Sisters is fingered over food safety, is FSA still right to let retailers mark their own homework?

29 Sep 2017 | By Adam Leyland

There will be a lot of red faces in the industry right now over the 2 Sisters Food Group exposé that broke last night. 


FSA reveals its hands-off tactics with campylobacter Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Self-regulation for the mults has stirred up food safety fears

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Big Interview: Heather Hancock, the new chair of the FSA Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Adam Leyland

As the new chair of the Food Standards Agency, Heather Hancock has ambitious and controversial plans for the regulator


Go to work on your own egg

07 Sep 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

After fipronil, the FSA assures us there’s no need to change the way we buy eggs or egg products. I beg to differ


Fipronil scandal hits European egg prices Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Michael Liberty

Just over a month after the fipronil scandal broke, the volatility in the European egg market shows no sign of abating

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Is chlorinated chicken the tip of the Brexit iceberg? Subscription

29 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

As post-Brexit Britain seeks new global trade deals, could our new food safety standards be worlds apart?

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Supermarket X saga is like something out of a breathless spy novel

25 Aug 2017 | By Adam Leyland

A cautionary tale for public health bodies… and supermarket CEOs

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‘Supermarket x’ and the ethics of food risk disclosure Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Food safety recalls are always either too early or too late so how should regulators approach public comms during such scares?

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