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Co-op recalls chocolate Easter bunny due to tampering

Co-op is recalling all date codes of a chocolate Easter product due to alleged tampering.

Safe Food Coalition condemns President Trump’s ‘bean counting standard’

The Safe Food Coalition has condemned an executive order signed by President Trump calling it a ‘bean counting standard’.

Consumer food safety education must be reinforced to ‘reap the rewards’ of FSMA, FDA official says

As the deadlines for regulations painstakingly developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act begin to go into effect, compliance by producers, suppliers and manufacturers alone will not be enough to...

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'Just because it hasn’t doesn’t mean it can’t' - WHO on avian influenza

Vigilance on avian influenza has been urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) which said just because there are no human cases in European countries so far does not mean...

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BioMerieux issues recall due to potential inaccurate test results

BioMerieux has expanded a recall due to a problem with the magnetic silica (MagSil) component.

Pressure and confusion builds over free range egg labelling

Poultry in Europe is being kept indoors to prevent the spread of bird flu, after 12 weeks all hens will no longer be free range; what, if anything, can the...

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Ruparel Foods: Previously, only 1 in 8 rejected nuts were bad

Ruparel Foods has said only one in eight nuts rejected by its previous sorting systems were actually bad, prompting a move to machines from Tomra Sorting Food.

Trade MEPs give green light to Canada-EU trade deal CETA

The EU Trade Committee (INTA) has approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) this morning, marking a major step toward the deal between EU and Canada becoming reality.

Sprout firms get FDA help to meet Produce Safety Rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidance for firms that work with sprouts to meet standards set by the Produce Safety Rule.

Canada closing in on updated food safety regulation

Canada has launched a 90-day public consultation on new rules to strengthen food safety.

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....

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)....

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