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UK Allergy Awareness week 25 April - 1 May

Food allergies: Analytical deficiency, labelling ‘muddle’ and access to testing

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp are part of a coalition which has called for equal access to allergy testing.

FSA: Around 2 million people in the UK suffer from allergies, including 2% of adults and 8% of children. Picture: Istock/piotr_malczyk

Dairy companies join SAFE food safety program to develop bacteria-detection software

University College Dublin (UCD) and top dairy firms including Kerry have launched a three-year Innovation Partnership program to develop software that rapidly detects bacteria during production. 

Food safety recall round-up April 20-28 2016

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum and foreign bodies

Food recalls for a period in April 2016 came from Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, USA, Hungary, Luxembourg and England

FSA: WGS revolutionising outbreak investigation

Increasing speed and decreasing costs of genome sequencing technology is having a ‘transformative effect’ on foodborne disease outbreak investigation, according to the UK Food Standards Agency’s chief scientific adviser.

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Cheese producer prosecuted after food safety failings

A UK-based cheese producer has been prosecuted after consistent findings of Listeria.

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Hazelnuts, cocoa and alcohol targeted by cargo thieves - FreightWatch

Hazelnuts, cocoa, alcohol and ham were among commodities targeted by cargo thieves this month, according to FreightWatch.

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