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Beware food safety risks when cutting salt, sugar and plastics

Salt and sugar have been used as food preservatives for hundreds of years and there are microbiological risks of reducing them in food, says Professor Chris Elliott

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CoYo rejects Pret claim over dairy allergen in yoghurt

08 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Pret has claimed the death of a second of its customers after eating one of its products is linked to a CoYo dairy-free yoghurt

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Pret a Manger overhauls allergen labelling policy following teenager's death Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction to sesame seeds baked into the dough of a Pret baguette, which weren’t listed on the label


Beware food safety risks when cutting salt, sugar and plastics

03 Oct 2018 | By Chris Elliott

Salt and sugar have been used as food preservatives for hundreds of years and there are microbiological risks of reducing them in food, says Professor Chris Elliott

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Yorica launches allergen-free ice cream duo at Ocado

02 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The desserts contain none of the 14 main allergenic ingredients listed by the FSA


Creme d’Or & Calico Cottage issue recalls over allergen fears

01 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Happy Jackson-branded chocolate assortments are among products that have been pulled

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Defra urged to review food allergen labelling laws

28 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse collapsed on a British Airways flight from London to Nice in 2016 after eating a Pret a Manger baguette


Allergy death shows labelling legislation is falling short Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

More must be done to protect people suffering with severe food allergies when they eat out


Sainsbury's recalls croissants amid undeclared nuts

26 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The supermarket has contacted relevant allergy support organisations to get the message out

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FSA campaign encourages young people to ask about food allergens

24 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The campaign comes follows news of several recent deaths of young people from food allergies

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Russell Hume administrators destroyed £8.5m-worth of meat stock Subscription

24 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

KPMG said the figure was likely to rise further once the FSA’s ongoing investigation into potential criminal activity at Russell Hume was completed

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FSA slams 'misleading' reports about adulterated meat Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Hancock accused news outlets of twisting the truth surrounding the findings of this month’s BBC investigation

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Spoon Guru AI 'better than professionals' in allergy study Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Study found Spoon Guru machine learning technology was 99.3% accurate when suggesting foods for people with nut allergies

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Red Tractor might struggle to make friends with standards overhaul Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The move would create a “flagship for British farming”, said Red Tractor CEO Jim Moseley

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Red Tractor to launch suite of toughened new standards

11 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The new ‘modular standards’ covers areas such as enhanced animal welfare, organic and environmentally sustainable production


A more empowered FSA should name and shame failing businesses

07 Sep 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Anonymity spares the blushes of those who cut corners and taints good businesses with the stink of scandal

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FSA urged to 'take ownership' of adulterated meat testing

06 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

A fifth of meat samples tested by local authorities last year contained DNA from other species

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Africa's food fraud problem is immense. But we can help

06 Sep 2018 | By Chris Elliott

Counterfeiting and high levels of mycotoxins are endangering the lives of nearly a billion people, says Professor Chris Elliott

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Errington Cheese lays off remaining staff over e.coli dispute Subscription

21 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

”I simply cannot afford to pay their wages,” said owner Selina Cairns


Fipronil scandal one year on: still not enough action on egg standards

21 Aug 2018 | By Ian Jones

Suppliers and retailers are still taking unnecessary risks, says Ian Jones of British Lion egg processors


Glyphosate essential for UK food production, say farmers Subscription

17 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

British farming bodies have stressed the necessity and safety of glyphosate after the US Monsanto ruling



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