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This week’s roundup includes Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contaminations, as well as reports of multiple undeclared allergens in household products.
This week's roundup includes multiple undeclared allergens in UK based supermarket chains, as well as reports of products contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in North America.
A Listeria monocytogenes alert has been raised in Canada, while two UK supermarkets have announced recalls of their products.
Rick Mumford, the FSA’s Head of Science, Evidence & Research explains how a new research project is being used to help protect consumers from foodborne illnesses.
With a year to go until the introduction of a new allergen labelling law, the FSA’s Director of Policy Rebecca Sudworth explains its importance for consumers and how businesses can prepare.
Although consumers typically associate food hygiene ratings with the hospitality sector, 57 percent of the report respondents said they expect food producers to have scores, as well as 24 percent expecting ratings for farmers and growers.
Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.
The Board has stressed its commitment to supporting food businesses to keep consumers safe, and to develop a greater understanding of food allergens through further research, which would make a significant improvement to people’s lives in this area.