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Cutting plant suspension lifted

18 March 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The FSA has granted conditional approval to the Aberystwyth meat plant that had its approval suspended during the horse meat investigations...

Update on EU sampling programme

28 February 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The FSA is publishing further details of the European Union sampling programme that was agreed by member states...

Natural flavour ingredients

28 February 2013 | By Jane Parker, Flavour Centre, Reading University

The flavour of processed foods has changed significantly over the last 50 years. Think back to the days of the early stock cubes or the original powdered desserts which bore only a passing resemblance to the real flavour. Since then, the food industry has been involved in a continuous programme…

Taking ownership of the production process

27 February 2013 | By David Minsk, President US Sales, Hanna Instruments

David Minsk, President of US Sales at Hanna Instruments, highlights the fact that the company is vertically integrated, with everything manufactured internally...

Food Grade Lubricants supplement 2013

26 February 2013 | By Dr Hilde Kruse, Helen Bahia, Knuth Lorenzen

Dispelling the myths surrounding food grade lubricants (Sarah Krol, Managing Director, Food Equipment & Nonfood Compounds, NSF International)Certifying food grade lubricants as halal (Kamarul Aznam Kamarozaman, Editor, Grade Lubricants Roundtable

A message from Findus UK

22 February 2013 | By Findus UK

Findus UK can now confirm that ‘bute’ (phenylbutazone) was not found in the Beef Lasagne (withdrawn from sale on the 4th February)...

Food Safety supplement 2013

22 February 2013 | By Dr Hilde Kruse, Helen Bahia, Knuth Lorenzen

Antibiotic resistance: a major concern for food safety (Dr Hilde Kruse, Programme Manager Food Safety, WHO Regional Office for Europe)Meat contamination in Europe (Helen Bahia, Editor, New Food)CIP tank farm arrangements (Knuth Lorenzen, EHEDG President)

Burger company withdraws products

21 February 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Testing carried out by Powys County Council has shown that three samples of beef burger products have tested positive for at least 1% horse meat...