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Best Before and Use By Dates

Best Before DatesUnderstanding 'best before' and 'use-by' dates on food labels and how you must treat them differently. 

Food may contain bacteria and if stored for too long or at the wrong temperature, can cause food poisoning. So it’s important to understand the different types of dates and advice on food packaging. To read the fu [...]

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Food Crime

Food Crime 2How we define food crime and how to report it. 

Food crime involves serious and intentional dishonesty that impacts detrimentally on the safety or authenticity of food, drink or animal feed.

At the National Food Crime Unit, we have identified seven techniques as the main methods through which food crime can be committed. To read to full article

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E.coli

E.coliHow E.coli spreads and what you can do to prevent it contaminating your food. Escherichia Coli (known as E. coli) is a type of bacteria that can be found in the intestines of animals and humans. Many strains of E. coli are harmless to humans, but some can cause serious illness. Most cases of foodborne illness are caused by a strain known as E. coli O157. To read the full article

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What is reactive Arthritis?

Reactive ArthritusReactive arthritis is an uncommon, but potentially debilitating group of symptoms that can follow Salmonella, Campylobacter, and other foodborne illnesses.

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Source of norovirus outbreak cannot be pinpointed

NorovirusThe cause of a norovirus outbreak that affected more than 250 people following a Royal College of Art (RCA) graduation ceremony cannot be conclusively pinpointed.

Public Health England said norovirus had been picked up from a number of possible sources, but that no single origin could be identified. For the full article

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Cockroach found in Dunstable KFC Zinger burrito

 103316933 kfccockroach circled bjourdA "disgusted" customer claims she bit into her KFC Zinger burrito to find a cockroach inside.

Bjourdashe Alio Henry bought her lunch from the fast food giant's outlet at the White Lion Retail Park, Dunstable.

She said she was "on the verge of biting into" the unwanted filling when she realised what it was. To read the full story

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FSA seeks views on transition of EU law ahead of Brexit

Brexit SmallThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) has opened a comment period on the approach to converting EU law for food and feed safety into UK law when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year. For the full story click here

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New school year begins with asbestos alert on bunsen burner mats

bunsen burner SmallSecondary schools across the UK are starting the new school year with a warning not to use their stock of heatproof mats used with Bunsen burners after the HSE discovered that two major suppliers had illegally sold mats containing asbestos.

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South Africa declares end to largest ever Listeria outbreak

The largest ever detected Listeria outbreak in known history is over, according to officials in South Africa.

Between Jan. 1, 2017, and July 17, 2018, South Africa recorded 1,060 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis, including 216 deaths.

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BRC Issue 8 seeks to encourage a new culture of food safety

BRC 1The World Health Organization estimates that 600 million people, almost one in ten of the global population , fall ill after eating contaminated food every year, resulting in 420,000 deaths.

Of course, breaches in food manufacturer's safety compliance are not confined to developing countries. According to a report from the Sustainable Food Trust, the cost of food contamination to UK food manufacturers stands at £16.08bn, and its root cause [...]