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Fishy goings on in foodservice

Mislabelling of supermarket fish has fallen dramatically thanks to regulation, media pressure and industry collaboration. The news is less positive for catering. Mislabelling in supermarkets has been cut to levels that might be expected through human error alone. A team of researchers from across the EU carried out DNA testing on 1,563 samples across nine of…
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New scandal for Tesco as chicken is found in pork products

FOLLOWING THE past couple of years of food scandals leading high street retailer Tesco is now embroiled in a new embarrassment as it admits to finding chicken in its pork sausages.                           Tesco reported its sausages and two other products contained trace amounts…
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Buried horse meat

NO-ONE IN the industry wants to find equine DNA in their lasagnes or burgers again, but the issue hasn’t gone away. One might think the government feels differently.   In December, Professor Chris Elliott published his interim report on the “integrity and assurance of food supply networks”. At 84 pages it was thorough and included 48…
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A third of UK food ‘could be mislabelled’

TESTS CARRIED out by a laboratory in West Yorkshire found that over a third of samples it examined were improperly labelled.                           Researchers looked at 900 samples across a range of food and found that some products were not close to what they…
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Horsemeat may still be prevalent in supply chain

A LABOUR FRONTBENCHER has suggested that thousands of tonnes of horsemeat may have entered the food supply chain in the three year’s prior to 2013’s food crisis.   Mary Creagh, who was Labour’s environment secretary at the time of the scandal, says she has evidence to back up her claims.   During an appearance on…
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Elliott Review: Create a food crime unit

THE MUCH anticipated interim report on food supply chains, commissioned in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, has been made public after months of research.   The Government-backed review of Britain’s food system has revealed global weaknesses throughout the supply chain, and suggests a specialist food crime unit be set up to tackle food fraud…
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Access all areas

TWO-THIRDS of foodservice companies believe their supply chains should be open to public scrutiny. However, a third feel their doors should remain closed, according to an exclusive poll carried out at foodservicefootprint.com.                         The survey followed McDonald’s decision to recruit a number of customers…
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‘FSA must be a more effective regulator’ says EFRA Committee report

THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD and Rural Affairs Committee yesterday (16th July) revealed the results of the Food Contamination Report, which outlined recommended changes to food regulation legislation in the UK post-horsegate.   It also said that there was confusion around the role of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a result of the horse meat scandal,…
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Scottish report published on lessons learned from horsegate

A REPORT ON how well the Scottish Government dealt with the horsemeat scandal and the lessons learned as a result has been published.                           Led by former Chief Vet Professor Jim Scudamore, the report outlines a number of recommendations for the Scottish Government,…
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A peek behind the Golden Arches

MCDONALD'S HAS decided to open its supply chain up to the public but is it a genuine attempt to be more transparent or a marketing stunt?                           At a recent food safety conference in York, Sainsbury’s head of quality and supplier performance, Alec…
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