Tag Archives: Sainbury’s

FSA exempts supermarkets from campylobacter survey

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will no longer publish results from the nine largest supermarkets as part of its annual campylobacter survey after agreeing for the retailers to publish results on their own websites. The FSA said the decision was based on the significant progress made by the major retailers and producers in taking action…
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Veggies let down by sandwich choice

High street sandwich sellers must do more to offer customers vegetarian and vegan options, an environmental group has said. Eating Better found that only 4% of over 500 sandwiches it surveyed were plant-based, meaning they did not contain meat, fish, cheese or eggs as main ingredients. Although this represented a slight improvement on the same…
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Tesco accused of selling “dirty tuna”

CELEBRITY CHEF Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and environmental campaign group Greenpeace have accused Tesco of stocking “dirty tuna”, which is caught unsustainably using nets that harm marine wildlife.                   The supermarket giant has been pulled up for its recent decision to start stocking low-cost brand tuna, from Oriental and…
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Thousands of tonnes of saturated fat removed from UK’s diet

MORE THAN one and a half Olympic size swimming pools of saturated fat will be removed from the nation’s diet over the next year as part of a drive to cut the amount of saturated fat in our food.   Almost half of the food manufacturing and retail industry has signed up to the Responsibility…
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Demystifying the deep

A NEW online tool will help foodservice businesses compare and contrast the 16 seafood certification schemes on the market.                             Sustainable sourcing of seafood is one of the most difficult challenges facing foodservice businesses. It is also one of the most high-profile.…
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Organic growth following horsegate

SALES OF ORGANIC food are up for the first time in almost four years thanks to the horse meat scandal and fears that chickens are now being fed GM soya.   The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal organic sales through supermarkets have increased steadily for the past three months. Market intelligence work carried out…
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