ITV's Tonight programme has claimed supermarket organic chickens are more likely to contain campylobacter than intensively reared conventional poultry. Tests in 46 birds found 89% contained the bacterium, which is killed by cooking.
Five Star is sold
British Seafood has bought Five Star Fish for a reported £35m. Five Star has a strong foodservice business, which specialises in fresh and processed whitefish.
Illegal imports soar
Seizures of illegal meat imports have risen sixfold over the past year, according to Defra. Customs officials intercepted 104 tonnes last year, up from less than 19 tonnes.