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Excellence In Food Safety Recognised By Leading Training Provider Verner Wheelock
Thursday February 23 2017 08:38
Great Northern Sandwich Recalls Product With Blue Chicken Discolouration
Friday February 10 2017 05:14
Sainsbury's Withdraw Stir-Fry Products With Salmonella Risk
Friday February 10 2017 04:23
MDA Frozen Fish And Chicken Products Potentially Unsafe
Tuesday January 17 2017 07:07
New Categorisation Of Food Scares To Help Prevent Food Chain Being Compromised
Tuesday January 10 2017 09:44
Troy Foods awarded Sword of Honour from British Safety Council
Wednesday December 07 2016 12:41
FSA Publishes Review Of Antimicrobial Resistance Evidence
Tuesday November 29 2016 04:54
Juices From Damaged Salad Leaves Massively Stimulate Salmonella Growth
Friday November 18 2016 03:41
ALDI Recalls Chicken Curry
Thursday November 17 2016 06:52
ASDA Recall Tiger Sausage Rolls Because Of Incorrect Allergen Labelling
Wednesday October 12 2016 07:10
Island Delight recalling Vegetable Short Crust Pattie Due To Incorrect Allergen Labelling
Friday October 07 2016 02:18
Holchem Launches Hyperwipe Range
Friday September 30 2016 05:01
Quorn Foods Recalls Meat Free Soups Due To Undeclared Egg
Wednesday September 28 2016 06:17
FDF’s Food Safety And Authenticity Convention
Monday September 05 2016 03:51
Get Stuffed Recalls Delicious Indian Cuisine Over Use By Date Errors
Monday August 15 2016 03:04
Plastic In Sausage Rolls From Clayton Park Bakery
Wednesday August 03 2016 07:39
Co-op Recalls Cheese & Tomato Pasta Because Of Mustard
Tuesday August 02 2016 03:26
Milk Labelling Mistake Leads To Pudding Recall
Tuesday July 26 2016 03:37
M&S Recall Teriyaki Crackers Over Prawn Labelling
Thursday July 21 2016 03:54
Recall Of Lytham Wraps Over Company Production Proceedures
Thursday July 21 2016 03:52
Costco Recall For Veggie Burgers With Listeria Risk
Tuesday May 17 2016 05:38
Blue Dragon Recall Because Of Packaging Error
Tuesday May 03 2016 17:00
Argo Poultry recalls Whole Cooked Chickens
Thursday April 21 2016 08:13
Foriegn Bodies Recall For Sainsbury's Fromage Frais
Monday April 18 2016 05:26
FSA Publish Science Report On Exciting Developments In Whole-Genome Sequencing
Thursday April 14 2016 04:51
Holchem Launches Fast Acting Disinfectant
Monday April 11 2016 05:25
Cook Trading Chilli & Cheese Tortilla Cup Canapes Recalled
Thursday April 07 2016 05:49
FSA Publishes Assessment Of Food Crime In UK
Tuesday March 29 2016 19:04
H&S Specialist Harrier And RDHS Secure International Safety Award
Tuesday March 29 2016 18:37
Food Industry Must Prepare For British Food Allergy Explosion
Monday March 21 2016 06:53
Listeria Fears InSpar Chicken Chunks Prompts Recall
Wednesday March 09 2016 11:08
Selfridges Recall Mouldy Christmas Puddings
Friday March 04 2016 03:57
Companies Warned Of Multi-Million Pound Losses In Wake Of Product Recall Problems
Thursday March 03 2016 05:56
New Research Reveals Shocking Increase In Salt Content Of Soups & Ready Meals Under The Responsibility Deal
Tuesday March 01 2016 08:28
FSA Using Science To Deliver Food We Can Trust
Monday February 29 2016 09:01
FSA And AHDB Join Forces To Help Meat Industry Deliver Better Health
Friday February 26 2016 07:41
Mars Recall Could Cost Millions Product Recall Expert Solicitors Estimate
Thursday February 25 2016 08:48
First Ever Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards Winners
Monday February 15 2016 04:52
Leicester Uni Study Shows Way To Healthier Ready Meals
Tuesday February 09 2016 07:10
Ingredients Ommisions Prompt Clover Chips Recall
Monday February 08 2016 07:35
Kettle Chips Recall For Plastic Health Hazard
Thursday February 04 2016 07:02
New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals To Fraud Culpability
Tuesday February 02 2016 05:07
Threat Of Salmonella To Chicken Tikka Sandwiches Prompts Recall
Tuesday February 02 2016 04:59
Easy Eats Recalls Snacks Over Salmonella Fear
Monday February 01 2016 07:40
Big Names Join Sofht As Supporting Company Members
Monday January 25 2016 07:05
Sainsbury's Recall Just Cook Chicken Breasts
Friday January 22 2016 10:06
Iceland Recall Ribs With Incorrect Storage Instructions
Wednesday January 20 2016 04:25
Holchem Launch New Service To Help Businesses Achieve SALSA Classification
Tuesday January 19 2016 03:58
New Blog Highlights Employment Law Issues For Food Firms In 2016
Monday January 11 2016 08:11
Black Pudding Recall Over Labelling Date
Thursday January 07 2016 05:10
Training Award Winners Launch Listeria Management Course
Monday January 04 2016 03:55
Asda Withdraws Curry Sauce With Unannounced Milk
Thursday December 17 2015 05:32
Food Industry To Benefit In Move To Raise Pest Control Standards
Friday December 11 2015 07:38
Lidl Recalls Unsafe Deluxe Crayfish Soup
Thursday December 10 2015 08:03
DSM Collaborates In Case Study To Assess Health Impact Of Salt Reduction
Monday December 07 2015 05:49
M&S Egg On Face Over Egg In Crisp Bake Recall
Thursday December 03 2015 06:47
It’s Two Awards In A Row For Verner Wheelock And Symington’s
Wednesday November 18 2015 04:08
CFA Defends Biocides To Protect Hygiene
Monday November 16 2015 03:51
Co-op Chicken And Chorizo Paella Withdrawn Because Contains Wheat And Prawns
Tuesday November 03 2015 10:20
Spar Recalls its Chicken Bites Snack Bags Containing Mould
Friday October 30 2015 06:57
New Evidence Review Of Measures To Reduce Sugar Consumption
Friday October 23 2015 05:01
FSA 2014 annual report on UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan Published
Monday October 19 2015 06:36
Labelling Error Leads To Aldi Withdrawl Of Specially Selected Yoghurts
Thursday October 01 2015 03:31
Labelling Omission Means Recall For Jasats Family Bakers Pasty
Wednesday September 23 2015 05:25
Asda Recall Crinkle Cut Beetroot Crisps Over Contanimation Fears
Friday September 18 2015 08:29
Boots Recalls Sushi Ready-To-Eat Products That Might Contain Metal
Thursday September 17 2015 08:38
Trans Fat Could Be A Bigger Health Risk Than Saturated Fat
Thursday September 10 2015 03:21
Verner Wheelock Celebrates 25 Years Of Top Food Safety Training
Friday September 04 2015 06:58
Sainsburys Recalls Thai Takeaway And Prawn Crakers After Egg Omission On Packaging
Tuesday August 04 2015 04:54
SuperValu Recalls Four Soups That Possibly Contain Plastic
Friday July 31 2015 03:19
Have You Taken Action To Get In Line For BRC's New Food Safety Global Standard?
Monday July 27 2015 08:54
Expert Nutritionists Recommend Halving Sugar In Diet
Friday July 17 2015 07:24
FDF Defends Sugar As Part Of A Balanced Diet
Friday July 17 2015 03:38
Lidl Recalls Soup For Packaging Error
Monday July 13 2015 05:51
FSA Reports Food Allergen Alerts Rocket in 2014
Tuesday July 07 2015 07:07
Quorn Chef's Selection Meat Free Beef Steaks Recall
Tuesday July 07 2015 04:24
Sainsbury’s recalls by Sainsbury’s British Lamb Shish Kebabs
Thursday July 02 2015 03:21
UK Maggi Noodles Get The All Clear On Lead Levels
Wednesday July 01 2015 08:03
FDF Launches Gluten Labelling Guide
Wednesday July 01 2015 07:38
Sainsbury's Recalls Its Canned Vegetable Ravioli In Tomato & Herb Sauce
Thursday June 18 2015 04:29
FSA Publishes Two Year Strategic Plan For Food
Wednesday June 03 2015 06:52
Lidl Recall Tortelloni After Labelling Omission
Tuesday May 26 2015 05:56
O'Donnells Tipperary Mature Irish Cheese And Red Onion Crisps Recalled
Monday May 11 2015 06:19
Recall For Tesco Finest Potato Salad And Coleslaw With Added Metal
Monday May 11 2015 05:39
Recall For Sainsbury's Potato Salad And Coleslaw Containing Metal
Monday May 11 2015 05:14
Higidty Pie Recalled For Labelling Omission
Friday May 08 2015 04:15
UK Coalition Government Derailed Efforts To Reduce Salt In Food
Friday May 01 2015 12:11
The Food Crime Unit: An Opportunity To Bury The Hatchet?
Thursday April 30 2015 20:41
Sugar And Carbs Behind Surge In Obesity Say Experts
Wednesday April 29 2015 09:17
Lidl Pudding Recall Cause Lost In Translation
Tuesday April 28 2015 11:16
Young's Seafood Jumbo Seafood Sticks recalled Over Packagingn Seal
Monday April 27 2015 03:17
FSA Publishes Two Reports On Viruses In The Food Chain
Thursday March 26 2015 08:43
FSA Welcomes Horsemeat Sentencing
Tuesday March 24 2015 05:51
Mrs Unis Recalls Snacks Because Of Packaging Safety Fears
Thursday March 19 2015 06:37
FSA Reminds Consumers About Safe Preparation Of Burgers At Home
Wednesday March 18 2015 09:17
SOFHT Relaunches Level 2 Introduction To Food Safety Training
Tuesday March 17 2015 07:46
Co-op Withdraws Breaded Cod Over Labelling Omission For Mustard And Milk
Monday March 02 2015 04:15
New Peanut Food Scare Highlights the Need for Supplier Compliance Software
Friday February 27 2015 07:13
QADEX Warns Media Coverage Could INCREASE Food Fraud Cases
Wednesday February 25 2015 18:02
The Writing Is On The Wall For Unhygienic Surfaces
Monday February 23 2015 06:36
More Recalls Over Almond Spicegate
Friday February 20 2015 05:21
FSA Issues Further Alert In Undeclared Almond Incident
Tuesday February 17 2015 06:04
Almond Sesoning Makes Aldi Recall Of Fajita Dinner Kit
Monday February 16 2015 05:45
Morrisons Is Withdrawing Its Fajita Meal Kit Due To Undeclared Almond In The Seasoning Mix
Friday February 13 2015 10:27
Food Safety Training Experts Verner Wheelock Launches Awards
Tuesday February 10 2015 06:08
RSSL’s Solution To The Recent Peanut And Almond Protein Found In Cumin
Tuesday February 03 2015 08:03
Hygiene Lapse At Azalea Foods Means Recall Of Frozen Samosas
Thursday January 29 2015 05:14
Asda Withdraw Sundried Tomato Cous Cous Over Allergen Labelling
Wednesday January 28 2015 07:05
Cofresh brand - Eat Real Lentil Chips Creamy Dill Flavour recall
Friday January 23 2015 09:07
RSSL Beefs Up Training Offering To Help Meet BRC Requirements
Thursday January 15 2015 11:53
Cook! Recalls Meals Over Plastic Fears
Thursday January 15 2015 11:34
Retaurants Must Reveal Food Allergen Ingredients Under New Laws
Monday January 05 2015 06:47
QADEX Helps Reduce the Cost of Food Fraud
Tuesday December 23 2014 06:13
UK Food Businesses Must Prepare For New 2014 Food Information Regulations
Tuesday December 16 2014 05:03
SOFHT Celebrates 35 Years In Food Hygiene
Friday December 12 2014 07:11
CFA Questions EU Proposed MLR Regulation
Thursday December 04 2014 03:30
Free Webinars for Food Businesses Ahead of BRC7
Tuesday November 25 2014 09:24
Co-op Announces Food Hygiene And Cooking Convenience Initiative
Friday November 21 2014 06:59
Reducing Product Recalls Due To Undeclared Allergens
Friday November 14 2014 07:00
Handbook Of Food Allergen Detection And Control Published
Thursday November 06 2014 03:15
RSSL Joins IFAAM Study Of Food Allergies
Monday October 27 2014 04:30
Top Marks For Verner Wheelock Students In RSPH Food Safety Awards
Friday October 24 2014 05:31
Bernard Matthews Trainer Team Qualified Ahead Of WATOK
Friday October 17 2014 02:28
New Incident Management Plan From FSA In Wake Of Horsemeat Scandal Under Test
Friday October 03 2014 08:49
Jeremy Clarkson Gets Involved in the Food Fraud Debate
Wednesday September 24 2014 10:28
Food and You Waves 1 and 2: 'Eating Safe And Well' Report Published
Thursday September 18 2014 06:48
Be Careful Of What Gets Lost In Translation For Labelling
Thursday September 18 2014 05:04
Read The Elliot Report & Recommendations After Horsemeat Scandal
Friday September 05 2014 06:31
QADEX Emphasises Importance of Food Safety As 33,317 Sign Petition to Stop Food Fraud
Thursday September 04 2014 09:14
Is social media a potential resource for communicating food risk information?
Tuesday August 26 2014 04:28
Kanes Foods Streamlines Food Safety Training In Partnership With Alchemy
Thursday August 14 2014 07:00
Crucial Sauces QM First Level 4 Food Safety Success For SOFHT
Wednesday August 13 2014 07:01
Emerging Technologies For Detecting & Reducing Allergens
Thursday July 31 2014 08:16
Keeping On Top Of HACCP Committments
Tuesday July 29 2014 06:40
Training Course For Food Safety Level 4
Wednesday July 23 2014 11:14
Advanced HACCP Training Course Makes Learning Enjoyable
Wednesday July 23 2014 11:13
Experts Warn Offal and Blood in Meat Could Be New Frontier For Food Safety
Thursday July 03 2014 07:00
Verner Wheelock Students Get Top Marks From RSPH Food Safety Exams
Friday June 20 2014 04:48
Tender For Review Of Rapid Testing For Shellfish For FSA Scotland
Tuesday June 03 2014 03:48
DSM Joins With Renowned Scientist To Highlight Beneficial Effects Of Vitamin E On Fatty Liver Disease
Thursday May 22 2014 10:28
Which? Research Reveals Ready Meals With More Sugar Than A Chocolate Bar
Monday May 19 2014 07:41
Big Brands Suffer Harsh Penalties If Food Safety Policies Are Not Implemented
Monday May 12 2014 09:48
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection and GE Intelligent Platforms Announce Strategic Partnership
Monday May 12 2014 09:06
Prestigious Award To SaltLite Scientist
Tuesday April 29 2014 07:35
FSA Announce New Salt Targets For Processed Foods
Tuesday April 29 2014 07:03
SOFHT Membership Hits 500
Thursday April 24 2014 18:21
Allergens Roadshow Goes Continental
Thursday April 03 2014 10:30
FSA Inviting Tenders For Campylobacter Disease Reseearch In Scotland
Wednesday April 02 2014 05:26
Government Drive To Reduce Salt Consumption By 25%
Monday March 31 2014 07:04
Food Safety Over Priting Inks Prompts Move From Mineral Oil Inks
Thursday March 27 2014 09:50
Lower Tolerance Recommended For Bisphenol-A
Thursday March 20 2014 08:28
Parliamentary Committee Calls For Joined Up Strategy For Sustainable Food Including Obesity
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Get Your Company Out Of The Dock With SOFHT Mock Trial
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
WHITE PAPER: Delivering Efficient Compliance On Average Weight Legislation
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Save On HACCP Training With In-house Courses From VWA - Special May Prices
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Navigating The Confusion Of Food Standards Certification
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
New Worldwide Halal Certification For Food Industry
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
New On-line Food Management System Already A Success Before Its Launch
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Learn Why E.Coli Is Such A Problem And How To Beat It
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
SOFHT Course To Untangle Recent Food Labelling Regulations
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Save Money On Training With Online Courses From Verner Wheelock
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
New Test Samples For Metal Detection And X-ray Inspection
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
How Safe Is X-ray Inspection Of Food?
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Effective Allergen Risk Management Tackled At SOFHT Breakfast Club
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
WEBINAR: How to Ensure the Safety of Pumped Food Products
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
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Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
White Paper To Help Food Companies Stay Ahead Of Regulatory Curve
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
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Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
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Excellence In Food Safety Recognised By Leading Training Provider Verner Wheelock
Scarcely a week goes by without some type of food scare or product recall, so it’s heartening to know that there are hundreds of companies who take the business of food safety seriously. Several of those undertake training in food safety, HACCP and auditing skills with leading training provider, Verner Wheelock www.vwa.co.uk , based on the Broughton Hall Business Park in Skipton.

Last year the company introduced its first ever Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards to coincide with 25 years in business. They proved so popular that they have become an annual event.

The Awards recognise the achievement of students who have undertaken courses with the company in the previous year. There are five awards in total: HACCP Student of the Year, Food Safety Student of the Year, Auditing Student of the Year, Individual Excellence Award and Company of the Year.

This year’s winners were from a variety of different companies. The Auditing Student of the Year was won by Kathryn Broadburn, a Technical Manager at Grimsby-based fish merchants, F Smales & Sons. Verner Wheelock MD, Alison Wheelock, said, “Auditing is an essential element of the food manufacturing process, especially for completion of a successful BRC audit, and in light of the emphasis on combatting food fraud throughout the supply chain. Kathryn was an exceptional student on our FDQ Lead Auditor Certificate course and achieved the highest marks of the year in her examination.”

Winner of the Food Safety Student of the Year was Chris Shields from the Consett site of Symingtons which produces the ‘Look what we found’ and ilumi brands, amongst other products. “Symingtons were winners of the Verner Wheelock Company Excellence Award last year,” said Alison, “and we’re delighted to present Chris with the award for Food Safety Excellence this year. There was fierce competition for this award, so he has done particularly well.”

The HACCP Student of the Year award went to Tina Sayers, Technical Account Manager, of PAS Grantham Ltd, which is a subsidiary of frozen potato company McCain (GB) Limited. “Tina achieved a distinction in her RSPH Level 4 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing examination and showed a real aptitude for her subject.” Said Alison.
The winner of the Individual Excellence Award came from one of Verner Wheelock’s specialist courses, ‘Training the Trainer’. Successful completion of the course and examination enables delegates to provide training up to a stated level within their own companies, or to become a freelance trainer. The accolade this time went to Sharron Jacques, a Senior Catering Officer, at Harper Green Junior School in Bolton, Lancashire. She was nominated by course tutor, Judith Sunderland, who said: “Sharron’s enthusiasm was excellent and she gave the funniest micro-teach of the food handler from hell that I have seen.”

Last, but by no means least, is the winner of the Company Excellence Award. This was presented to Strategic Functional Development & Training Director, Anna Skirkowska, based at the Halifax site of the pladis Group (formerly United Biscuits). There are seven pladis sites in the UK, producing sweet and savoury biscuits and cakes, including McVities, Carr’s and Jacobs brands.

Anna said “We are thrilled to receive this award. We have been using Verner Wheelock to provide food industry training for our staff for nearly 20 years and the feedback we receive has always been very positive.”

Alison Wheelock added “We decided to present the award to pladis Group because we believe their commitment to food safety, and to training, is second to none. We’ve delivered several courses across the full spectrum of food safety, HACCP, auditing and specialist courses such as Root Cause Analysis, VACCP and TACCP and Managing Food Allergens, both here at our training centre in Skipton and across Pladis’ various sites. The delegates have all been enthusiastic and achieved good examination results.”

For more information please visit www.vwa.co.uk
Item last updated:   Friday February 10 2017 04:23
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Great Northern Sandwich Recalls Product With Blue Chicken Discolouration
Great Northern Sandwich Co Ltd is recalling various products containing chicken because of a blue discolouration on the meat. The discolouration may indicate that the products are unfit for human consumption.

Product details:
Product: Spar & Honest Crust Chicken/Stuffing Barm
‘Use By’ date: all dates up to and including 10 February

Product: Spar & Honest Crust Chicken Salad Sandwich
‘Use By’ date: all dates up to and including 10 February

Product: Spar & Honest Crust Chicken Stuffing Sandwich
‘Use By’ date: all dates up to and including 10 February

Product: GNS Triple BLT/Chicken Salad/Ham & Cheese Sandwich
‘Use By’ date: all dates up to and including 10 February

Product: GNS Chicken/Pesto/Tomato Sub Roll
‘Use By’ date: all dates up to and including 10 February

Product: GNS Chicken/Bacon/Mayo Sub Roll
‘Use By’ date: all dates up to and including 10 February

No other Great Northern Sandwich products are known to be affected.
Item last updated:   Friday February 10 2017 04:23
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Sainsbury's Withdraw Stir-Fry Products With Salmonella Risk
Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its products because the products might contain salmonella.

Product details:
Product: Sainsbury’s Oriental Style Vegetable Stir Fry
Pack size: 300g
Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017
Item code: 6274397

Product: Sainsbury’s Mushroom Stir Fry
Pack size: 350g
Use By date: up to and including 13 February 2017​
Item Code: 7282405

Product: Sainsbury’s Beansprouts
Pack size: 400g
Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​
Item code: 6369234

Product: Sainsbury’s Mixed Pepper Stir Fry
Pack size: 300g
Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​
Item code: 7282427

Product: Sainsbury’s Basics Stir Fry
Pack size: 700g
Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​
Item code: 6856988

Product: Sainsbury’s Hot & Spicy Stir Fry
Pack size: 300g
Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​
Item code: 7671908

Product: Sainsbury’s Sweet & Crunchy Stir Fry
Pack size: 600g
Use by date: up to and including 13 February 2017​
Item code: 7671914

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.
Item last updated:   Friday February 10 2017 04:23
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