60-second news – this week’s headlines delivered to you in one minute

Posted: 27 August 2021 | | No comments yet

This week’s quickfire news roundup includes a warning over potential food terrorism in the UK and a suspected Salmonella outbreak impacting pork scratchings.

Our top story this week comes from London, UK, where police have held a man on suspicion of contaminating food via needles. Hammersmith and Fulham Council have urged shoppers to discard products purchased from Tesco, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s on Fulham Palace Road.

There have been several food recalls this week relating to pork scratchings, in both the UK and Canada, due to fears over Salmonella. Several products are affected by the recall – full details can be found in our weekly recall roundup here.

Madagascar could be facing famine, after a worse-than-usual drought hit the island nation this summer. Climate change is believed to be responsible for the extreme weather conditions.

The UK’s supply chain troubles continue, as McDonald’s runs out of milkshakes in its GB restaurants. A lack of staff and transport disruption as a result of COVID-19 and Brexit may be to blame.

Stay tuned for more 60-second news next Friday.