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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Lidl defends its record on cutting antibiotics Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The discounter came bottom in a league table published by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics this week

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Brazil poultry at heart of recall spikes Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

There were 137 poultry recalls from July to September, down from 223 during Q2


UK to back total ban on use of bee-harming pesticides Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Tougher restrictions justified by “growing weight of scientific evidence” that neonicotinoids are harmful to bees, says environment secretary

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Liam Fox concedes Brits 'won't stand for' chlorinated chicken Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Softening in rhetoric by international trade secretary applauded by British Poultry Council CEO Richard Griffiths

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2 Sisters slumps into the red in fourth quarter Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

The company has also warned the recent food safety scandal at its West Bromwich factory would impact its Q1 results


Shrinkflation now 'endemic' in food and drink Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three-quarters (76%) of 200 manufacturers surveyed in August and September 2017 under pressure to cut prices

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2 Sisters reopens scandal-hit West Bromwich plant Subscription

06 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Sainsbury’s said it would not be accepting stock from the West Bromwich site…

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Chlorinated chicken back in spotlight as Fox reignites debate Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The trade secretary said he saw no issue with the British public consuming chlorinated chicken…

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Lidl recalls Sol & Mar squid SKUs over safety concerns

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

They may contain struvite, a naturally occuring crystal that “may cause injury”

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Poultry sales bounce back despite 2 Sisters scandal Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant suspended production at a plant on 1 October following allegations of food safety violations

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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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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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Time for a new approach to food assurance Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Five years on from ’Horsegate’, we are dealing with yet another meat industry scandal and no one is any safer

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UK food assurance is broken. So how do we fix it? Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

More audits and inspections are not the answers, say experts. We need to start asking smarter questions of UK food businesses

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Try to listen, Dr Fox. It’s a no from the public (and your fellow ministers) to chlorinated chicken Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The trade secretary was back in the headlines after he told a House of Commons committee that he saw no reason why the British public shouldn’t eat chlorinated chicken from the US

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Whether 2 Sisters can rebuild confidence could define it

27 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

“I’ve never been so gripped by a parliamentary committee meeting,” said one industry insider this week


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. 



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