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Smaller businesses fear they could struggle to meet new requirements

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Ebay pledges to review online food sales information Subscription

01 Feb 2019 | By Nick Hughes

The platform has said it will discuss with the FSA the possibility of adding information to its food policy

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Pret to introduce full ingredient labelling at all UK stores Subscription

01 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The sandwich chain has been piloting full ingredient labelling at a shop in Victoria, London since November

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Food allergen labelling consultation: what are the options? Subscription

31 Jan 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Smaller businesses fear they could struggle to meet new requirements

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Livestock farmers slash antibiotic use by 40%

31 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

It comes as the FSA published the third year of results from its study on AMR campylobacter

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Could social selling be the next food safety scandal? Subscription

30 Jan 2019 | By Nick Hughes

As an increasing number of entrepreneurs start offering food and drink for sale online, established food safety systems are struggling

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How can the food industry help solve the allergen problem?

30 Jan 2019 | By Chris Elliott

Clearer labels, better training and a traffic light system would improve matters, says Professor Chris Elliott

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Defra unveils plans to tighten allergen labelling laws

25 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The proposals could go as far as seeing full ingredient labelling required by law on food-to-go products

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FSA chief executive Jason Feeney to retire this summer

23 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Feeney took over from Catherine Brown in April 2017 and had previously served as COO of the FSA

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Sainsbury's recalls free-from garlic pizza after milk found

23 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

FSA said the supermarket’s failure to list milk as an ingredient makes the item a possible health risk 

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Four men go on horsemeat scandal-linked trial in Paris

22 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Two former execututives of French meat processor Spanghero, and two Dutch meat traders, went on trial on Monday 

Mizkan snaps up Premier Foods' pickles and sauces business

Branston pickle batch 'safe to eat' after customer complaints Subscription

11 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier reportedly received almost 500 complaints about a ‘rogue’ batch of Branston

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M&S vegan labelling scandal shows urgent need for consumer education Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Ensuring everyone understands that ‘vegan’ isn’t shorthand for ‘allergen-free’ must be a priority

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M&S under fire over allergy labelling on new vegan range

07 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Some of the retailer’s Plant Kitchen range is produced in factories which also handle animal products


Lactalis recalls Seriously Melting Pots over safety fears Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The French-owned dairy giant confirmed it also taken the step of suspending sales

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Meat sector defends use of nitrites in bacon and ham Subscription

02 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

BMPA CEO Nick Allen said calls to remove the chemical was an ‘oversimplification’ of a complex issue


Growers defend standards after norovirus link to fresh produce

18 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

A survey funded by the FSA found that more than 5% of lettuce sold in supermarkets carried the bug

Booths recalls salads

Booths recalls own-label salads over undeclared allergens Subscription

17 Dec 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The FSA said Booths’ failed to list soya, wheat and mustard on the packaging 

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Campylobacter levels in supermarket chicken decline

13 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Quarterly tests reveal improvements in the presence of the bug

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What fmcg can learn from the pharmaceuticals industry on labelling

11 Dec 2018 | By Julie Vargas

The claim that packaging is too small for sufficient information is not a defence, says Julie Vargas, head of technology for grocery at Avery Dennison


Sainsbury's recalls turkey meatballs over undeclared milk Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The only allergens the packaging outlined were cereals containing gluten, including wheat



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