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Cleone Recalls Patty Products With Incorrect Labelling
Tuesday March 28 2017 07:37
M&S Recall Soup Over Contamination Fears
Monday March 27 2017 03:26
Double Serving Of Food Hygiene And E. Coli Regulations And Tougher Sentencing On The Menu
Friday March 17 2017 04:21
Incorrect Packagig#ng Prompts Tesco Chow Mein Recall
Wednesday March 15 2017 04:24
Elliott’s Absorb The Odour Problem Of Food Packaging
Tuesday March 14 2017 09:25
Quorn Recall Mince With Metal From Tesco Stores
Thursday March 02 2017 05:29
Waitrose Recalls Frozen Breaded Haddock Fillets Because Of Incorrect Allergen Labelling
Monday February 27 2017 04:53
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
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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
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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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White Paper To Help Food Companies Stay Ahead Of Regulatory Curve
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
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Cleone Recalls Patty Products With Incorrect Labelling
Cleone Foods is recalling two of its patty products because they do not contain the wording ‘use by’ with the date code information indicating the date by which the products can be safely consumed on the packaging.

This product was sold at Tesco, Co-operative, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Iceland and Nisa-Retail stores.
Item last updated:   Friday March 17 2017 04:21
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M&S Recall Soup Over Contamination Fears
Marks and Spencer is recalling its Chicken and Vegetable Soup 600g as a precautionary measure because of a taint caused by possible chemical contamination.
Item last updated:   Friday March 17 2017 04:21
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Double Serving Of Food Hygiene And E. Coli Regulations And Tougher Sentencing On The Menu
Restaurateurs, pub landlords, supermarkets and other owners of businesses preparing and serving food and drink across England and Wales are being warned that they face losing their livelihoods and even their liberty, if they endanger customers' health under a combination of new laws and a trend for tougher sentencing, according to UK-wide commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS).

Philip Sewell, a London-based commercial dispute resolution partner with MMS, said that sentencing is set to become tougher for food and drink providers who breach these laws or other food safety regulations, such as those around hygiene.

“In the wake of recently tightened sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, where business turnover and the potential harm a breach could cause are now being taken into account, it is only a matter of time before a similar approach is adopted for food hygiene and labelling offences," he explained.

"We are already seeing evidence that tougher sentences are being sought by the CPS in England and Wales.”

Under the latest EU regulations, now in force, businesses preparing and selling pre-packaged food and drink must provide details of 14 major allergens present in the food they serve. Meanwhile, regulations introduced by the Food Standards Agency on 1 March, addressing the serving of minced meat products, for example rare burgers, means such food products must be thoroughly cooked, except where specific approval has been obtained.

Business owners looking to serve burgers or other mincemeat products that have not been cooked thoroughly throughout will need to obtain verification from their meat supplier that they are approved by either the FSA, the relevant local authority or Environmental Health Officers.

Mr Sewell concluded: “The FSA has previously set out that burgers should be cooked thoroughly, as E. coli bacteria, which cause food poisoning, can be present throughout mincemeat, rather than just on the surface. Now that the agency has spelled out how caterers and restaurateurs can go about serving rare burgers, those who ignore this process and endanger the public, or actually cause a food-poisoning outbreak, are likely to feel the full force of the law.”

“It shall be for restaurateurs to prove, if challenged, that they are cooking burgers and serving a safe product because they are following techniques verified and validated due to food safety expertise. The simplest method to achieve compliance might be to cause bacterium log reduction to a satisfactory level by cooking burgers at a minimum temperature of 70 degrees centigrade over at least two minutes or at 75 degrees centigrade for at least 30 seconds combined with flipping, slower cooking to reach the optimum temperature points and covering while cooking.“
Item last updated:   Friday March 17 2017 04:21
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