Here's our latest stories, analysis and practical resources about food safety and hygiene.
January 27, 2017
Martin Walker, Port Health Officer, Suffolk Coastal Health Authority
Port Health Officers were keen to be represented at the Regulating our Future meetings as we are very much a niche area of food safety control.
November 25, 2016
The food community of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Food consumption needs to be part of the dialogue on climate change, but policymakers don’t yet see it that way, says David Burrows.
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November 18, 2016
New tools are emerging, such as food fingerprinting and rapid extraction techniques, which should help make food enforcement more effective. Alongside this there is an increasing understanding that there is no “one size fits all approach” to enforcement. To be effective some tailoring is required. This article examines the growing opportunities to shift the way we consider how we manage food law compliance.
October 24, 2016
Dr Belinda Stuart-Moonlight
Have you ever been a part of a HACCP team and thought, there are some hazards that we just can’t include because they seem so unlikely, outrageous or unquantifiable? I’m thinking for example of a biological hazard – a malicious attack through the water system, a similar sabotage with crushed glass or a fraud like horsemeat. I have. For years I’ve felt uncomfortable working with manufacturers’ and not being able to really characterise the wider range of potential hazards that food factories face.
October 21, 2016
Proposals for a new EU law to help reduce levels of a potentially carcinogenic contaminant found in many cooked foods have been branded “meaningless” by campaigners. David Burrows reports.
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