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Food legal diversity – harmonising across cultural divides?

13 December 2017 | By

Global differences in the manner and content of the regulation of food safety and other food-related issues stem from a wide variety of sources including history, culture, fear, protectionism and politics. Obviously these categories – if categories they are – are overlapping rather than mutually exclusive. Bernd van der Meulen,…

Pleasing potential for the pea industry

12 December 2017 | By

The UK vining pea industry faces uncertain times in the coming years. The challenges will come in the form of crop protection issues, market imports, and industry support, among other matters. Coral Russell, Crop Associations Manager for the British Growers Association, suggests that Brexit may provide an opportunity to help…

Meat & Poultry In-Depth Focus

8 December 2017 | By

In this In-Depth Focus we hear how a 150-year-old family farm uses production methods that cooperate with nature to produce artisan products. Also, Neil Giles from Mettler Toledo, looks at the vital importance of product inspection in the meat and poultry industry.

Fresh Produce In-Depth Focus

6 December 2017 | By

In this In-Depth Focus on fresh produce we examine how gene banks and global, collaborative efforts are needed to feed the world's growing population. It also looks at the challenges facing the UK vining pea industry and how what potential solutions are on the horizon.

A look at sulphur dioxide and sulphites

5 December 2017 | By

Allergens are defined as any substance – often a protein – that induces an allergy. Reactions to allergens can range from minor discomfort, such as a rash or hives, all the way through to anaphylactic shock and death. Dr Mike Jordan, of Premier Analytical Services, explains.

Country Profile: United Kingdom

4 December 2017 | By

This Country Profile looks at the varying reactions caused by allergens and reports on the hidden costs behind food production. It also reviews the recent Food Brexit 2017 conference in London.