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NFU chief attacks “hypocritical” government buying standards

THE NFU has long fought for better relationships between retailers and farmers, but its president also has the government’s buying practices in his sights.   In an exclusive interview, published in April’s Footprint, Peter Kendall refers to food procurement within central government as “lax”, and says the economic crisis is no excuse for allowing standards…
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More horsemeat findings possible

SAMPLING OF THE first and second phases of the Food Standards Agency's UK-wide survey of beef products has been completed and the initial test results published today.   The results show that 212 of the 224 samples taken in phase one are negative for both horse and pig DNA at or above the 1% threshold.…
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“Tougher” tests on beef products agreed

FOOD SECRETARY Owen Paterson has told Sky News that an “international conspiracy” could be at the centre of the horse meat scandal. LACA confident that school food not contaminated   His comments came following an emergency meeting with food retailers and distributors today, February 9.   At the meeting it was agreed that “more and…
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Pork found in Halal pasties

THE FOOD Standards Agency (FSA) has called retailers and food suppliers in to an urgent meeting today, Monday 4th February.   The meeting has been organised following the discovery of pork DNA in Halal pies and pasties supplied to jails. Reports also suggest that some of the products, labelled as certified Halal, contained non-Halal meat.…
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