Tag: Food Safety

How Brexit May Impact The UK Food Industry 11th October 2017 From

How Brexit May Impact The UK Food Industry

Grocery retail is among the sectors that upcoming Brexit negotiations may shake up. As the UK separates from the European Union (EU), the country will need to start sourcing grocery products from other countries,such as the US, Japan and Germany, which may lead to different products, ingredients and standard for Britain’s supply chain.

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Europe’s Latest Food Scandal Encourages Retailers to Enhance Food Safety 25th August 2017 From

Europe’s Latest Food Scandal Encourages Retailers to Enhance Food Safety

When food safety scandals like the European's egg crisis strike, both retailers and suppliers are subject to investigations, and word spreads quickly. Big or small, recalls greatly impact customer loyalty as consumers tend to remember product recalls well.

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Food allergies and intolerances are here to stay 24th March 2016 From

Food allergies and intolerances are here to stay

According to recent research and Freedom of Information requests made to health authorities, hospital admissions in England due to food reactions rose from 2,758 in 2004 to 4,744 in 2015, showing there is a growing need for food products for allergy sufferers. This is supported by research from the US where The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that food allergies among US children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 and currently 15 million Americans have food allergies. Transparency of information is essential to ensure consumers can make informed food decisions and protect themselves against risk.

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Who is responsible for food safety? 6th November 2015 From

Who is responsible for food safety?

While the expectation to completely eliminate food recalls and issues may be unrealistic, consumers have reasonable expectations as to who is responsible for food safety, and ultimately consumer health.

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Consumers are concerned about food ingredients 8th October 2015 From

Consumers are concerned about food ingredients

Trace One consumer interviews on the street reveal a growing concern among shoppers on the correlation between their health and the ‘real’ ingredients in the food products they buy and eat. They want, and need, to trust labels, sources, and ingredients.

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Food Safety must be Top of the Agenda 23rd October 2014 From

Food Safety must be Top of the Agenda

At this year’s BRC Food Safety conference retailers, manufacturers and food industry professionals debated the key events in food safety over the last year and how they need to adapt to meet the challenges yet to come. At the forefront of this debate is how, one year on from the horsemeat crisis, the industry can pick up the pieces and ensure another similar catastrophe is avoided in future. For example, at this year’s conference we moderated a panel discussion on transparency, discussing its role in aiding food safety. The discussion revealed that many felt that there is not enough collaboration between retailers and the manufacturers further down the supply chain and that more work is needed.

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