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France's food waste ban: One year on

Has the French system of penalties for supermarkets wasting surplus food really worked? 

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Consumer orgs dub regulation ‘Filthy Food Act’

A dozen consumer groups have called on the US Senate to oppose regulation they have dubbed the “Filthy Food Act.”

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Legislation to protect US food interests after foreign buys

Two US Senators have called for agriculture and food officials to have permanent representation on a committee that reviews proposed mergers and acquisitions of American companies.

Brazil reacts after beef scandal

The Brazilian government is to accelerate audits of 21 meatpacking plants as part of a police investigation into alleged corruption and tainted beef.

Scottish Fisherman’s Federation labels haddock sustainability rating 'vandalism'

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has downgraded Scottish haddock in response to shortages in the North Sea, prompting fury from fisheries who say the MCS’ actions are unscientific and amount...

Mixed news for food agencies in Trump’s budget

There was mixed news for food safety agencies in President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint.

University of Bristol 3-year study results

4 in 5 cases of Campylobacter poisoning in the UK come from contaminated poultry

The School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol has published the results from a 3-year study of factors influencing campylobacters in chicken broiler houses.

Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread recalled over metal particles

Lotus Bakeries is recalling a batch of more than 90,000 glass jars of Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread because it may contain small metal particles.

Protecting consumers from deception: EU Parliament backs tough food inspection regulations

The EU Parliament has backed new regulations for tougher food inspections from farm to fork in a bid to qualm consumer worries of food fraud after the horse meat scandal in...

Dangote Salt highlights food fraud in Nigeria

Dangote Salt, part of the National Salt Company of Nigeria (NASCON) has partnered with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to clamp down on food fraud in...

Slavery at sea prompts calls for new ethical seafood labelling

Ongoing labour abuses at sea have prompted research into a possible ‘social sustainability’ scheme for seafood in Europe.

Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits recalled for mineral oil contamination

The Belgian Food Authority (FASFC) has recalled several Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits due to mineral oil contamination.

IFST updates Information Statement on Acrylamide ahead of EU Commission regulation

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has updated its Information Statement on Acrylamide as the EU Commission moves to a decision on the regulation of acrylamide.

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Safety procedures must be developed in food processing plants

'In the food and beverage industry, employees often use dangerous equipment such as decanters and conveyor belts.

FSA: Trials show industry data can be used to assess compliance

More work is needed to see how private sector audit data could provide assurance businesses are complying with food law, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

EU wants comments on Campylobacter draft regulation

The European Commission has called for feedback on draft regulation to control Campylobacter during the production of chicken meat in slaughterhouses.

Aflatoxin-free crop technique could beef up third world food security

A technique that reduces plant contamination from a toxic metabolite could help save millions of tons of crops from this threat to food security especially in the developing nations.

How to stay on top of Bird flu outbreak government restrictions

Farmers and food producers need to stay up-to-date on current legislation after UK government restrictions to tackle an outbreak of bird flu were extended to protect the food chain, says...

Two deaths linked to Listeria outbreak in cheese

A multi-state outbreak of listeriosis from soft raw milk cheese has killed two people, according to US authorities.

MEPs call on EU to create food quality agency

Food products sold under the same label continually show inconsistent standards of quality, particularly in Eastern Europe, prompting calls for a new regulatory body in the EU.

FSA sets out approach to publish meat and dairy hygiene datasets

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking comments on an approach to publishing datasets relating to meat and dairy hygiene.

Almost 500 sick and two dead but Salmonella outbreak looks to be ending

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Polish eggs looks to be subsiding, according to European agencies after almost 500 were sickened and two people died.

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‘Allegation our chicken is only 50% chicken is 100% wrong’ - Subway

Subway has called claims about the amount of chicken DNA in some of its chicken products ‘false and misleading’.

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China’s food-safety watchdog chief: ‘We could do better’

China’s food regulator has acknowledged that it still faces severe challenges in maintaining food safety, even though it has seen improvements in recent years.

E. coli outbreak linked to peanut butter substitute

An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 has sickened 12 people in five states.

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