Red 2-G banned

EU food safety watchdogs have banned the artificial colour Red-2G, used in burgers and sausages with lower meat content. The chemical was found to damage genetic material and cause cancer.

Loose talk

Tesco has announced it is to source all loose bacon and sausages sold at the meat counter in its Welsh stores from Welsh producers after a local sourcing event turned up products including DeriMon bacon, Langfords Welsh Dragon Sausage and Edwards of Conwy sausages.

MSC at Whole Foods

London-based Whole Foods Market is to switch much of its fish counter offer to Marine Stewardship Council-accredited lines.