Keeping the bad stuff out

Posted: 11 September 2018 | | No comments yet

If you’ve ever wondered just what’s involved in lab-based identification of foreign objects within the supply chain, let Liz Moran enlighten you…


Despite strict quality control in the manufacturing process, the presence of foreign objects in food is a regular occurrence and high-profile instances regularly make the headlines. In June this year, it was reported that supermarkets Aldi, Asda, Tesco and Waitrose recalled own-brand soy and soya sauce after it was discovered they could have been contaminated with glass. Meanwhile, in the same month, sausage rolls, pasties, pastry pies and slices sold as own- branded products for Aldi, Nisa, and Tesco and items produced under the Wall’s and Millers brands hit the news having been recalled due to potential contamination with small pieces of wire.

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