August 1, 2016

Food supply chain probe to track fatal E.coli

By Michelle Perrett, 20-Jul-2016

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating the food supply chain – including food manufacturers – to track down the source of the latest fatal E.coli outbreak. 


April 15, 2016



Simple paper test could better detect food pathogens


By Will Chu, 14-Apr-2016


A simple, paper-based test could help detect food pathogens before they reach supermarket shelves and restaurants, say Korean researchers.

January 24, 2016



Seven sick from Listeria in Canada

By Joe Whitworth+, 21-Jan-2016


Canada is investigating seven cases of Listeria monocytogenes with a link to pre-packaged leafy greens, salad blends and kits.

December 14, 2015



Waitrose recalls mint sauce that may contain glass

By Alice Foster,





Waitrose has been forced to recall jars of mint sauce that may contain shards of glass, as a number of supermarkets were hit by recalls this week.



November 26, 2015

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter


Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.

September 12, 2015

2 Sisters hot on scalding to beat campylobacter

By Alice Foster+, 11-Sep-2015


2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) revealed plans to step up control of campylobacter with techniques such as secondary scalding, after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported 73% of supermarket chi...

September 8, 2015

E.coli sickens 38 people with link to salad

By Joe Whitworth, 08-Sep-2015


E.coli linked to prepacked salads has sickened 38 people in the UK, according to Public Health England (PHE).


August 24, 2015

Salmonella fears spark more food safety recalls  

By Mike Stones, 24-Aug-2015



Fears about salmonella have sparked three more food safety recalls of wafer products, after Tesco recalled its free-­from Belgium chocolate wafers last week.



August 15, 2015

Dip in students taking food technology as government plans to scrap A level


By Alice Foster, 14-Aug-2015


The number of young people studying food technology at A level has fallen amid controversy over government plans to ditch the qualification.