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This is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in food regulation, legislation and worker safety. Worker injury and safety cases, updates on all things Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) act related and ammonia, carbon monoxide or other potentially hazardous substances leaking or spilling can be read under this tab. 

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

FDA sets sights on reducing Listeria risk in RTE food

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated draft guidance to reduce the risk of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

EU court of auditors attacks Commission for its failures on food waste

EU auditors said the European Commission’s efforts to tackle food waste have lacked effort, coordination, been fragmented and intermittent - and without even a real definition of food waste, in...

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Sampling project finds Derby clear of fake rice

A sampling project targeting ‘plastic rice’ by Trading Standards in a UK city has found no examples of the fake product.

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Takeaway fined over mislabelled meat and nut dishes

A UK takeaway owner has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £200 in costs after admitting selling dishes labelled as containing lamb and almonds which were actually mutton and peanuts.

EFET gives all clear after acid contamination threat

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) has confirmed all ‘is back to normal’ following threats to contaminate Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta products with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.

UNISON: Survey shows people don’t want meat inspection changes

Nearly four out of five people believe meat inspections should remain the responsibility of government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), according to UNISON.  

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

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Girl dies after allergic reaction from Indian meal

Two men arrested in connection with the death of a girl after suffering an allergic reaction have been released on bail.

EU labs pass monitoring of heavy metals in fish test

The majority of European laboratories were able to determine heavy metals in seafood, according to a report.

Chinese president talks tough about food safety plans

President Xi Jinping said that China could not be too rigorous in promoting food safety, as the government set out its plans to impose “the strictest supervision” and increase penalties...

Understanding emerging risks of imports important for sampling priorities - FSA

Understanding trends in emerging risks of imported food enables a clearer picture of those more likely to be subject to increased EU-wide official controls, according to the UK Food Standards...

New food safety and hygiene course for drinks manufacturers

Appetite Learning has launched a new course, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Drinks Manufacturers, a course specifically tailored to the beverage industry.

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Food fraud prevention focus for FSSC 22000 version 4

FSSC 22000 has revealed version 4 of its international food safety and quality management system certification scheme.

Little chance of post-Brexit food fraud frenzy

Criminals operating in the UK’s food chain are “home grown” and unlikely to be involved in organised crime, according to the head of the country’s food crime unit (FCU)....

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta in acid contamination scare

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Delta have withdrawn products in a region of Greece after a group threatened to contaminate them with chlorine and hydrochloric acid.

ConAgra Foods enters final plea deal for salmonella peanut butter transgression

ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dawn Food Products recalls bakery items after salmonella alert

Albertsons and Safeway stores in the US are recalling bakery products supplied by Dawn Food Products made with Valley Milk Product's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder due to possible...

Campylobacter declines but still most common foodborne disease

Findings on rates of foodborne infections in 2015 are mixed, according to an EU report.

Taiwan a step closer to having chemical additives task force

Taiwanese legislators have given their backing for an agency to regulate the use of chemical additives and toxic substances in food processing.

Stop CETA: Trans-continental coalition fights trade agreement

A coalition of over 450 civil society groups from Europe and Canada has signed an open letter pleading legislators to vote against the deal, fearing it will erode public power over the...

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Every bit matters: Why we need to talk about excipients

The food industry is experiencing growth in the demand for natural products, as people become more savvy and selective about what they put into their bodies. Consumers are willing to...

Pork still ‘significant’ source of infection with Salmonella - BVL

Pork is still a significant source of infection with Salmonella in Germany, according to the Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL).

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Man jailed for smuggling cigarettes hidden under baguettes

A lorry driver has been jailed after being caught smuggling cigarettes into the UK hidden under half-baked mouldy baguettes.

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