Food Safety

Hotel Chocolat in not so sweet allergen withdrawal

Hotel Chocolat withdraws products on allergen fears

By Michael Stones

Posh chocolate manufacturer and retailer Hotel Chocolat has withdrawn its ‘Milk Free Milk’ chocolates due to fears they may contain traces of milk, which were not mentioned on the product label.

GEA launches speedy freezer concept

GEA launches speedy freezer concept

By Rod Addy

GEA Refrigeration Technology is offering manufacturers better quality food quality, longer shelf life and improved capacity with the launch of a High Velocity Freezer (HVF) unit.

Give industry time to find mineral oil migration solutions - Pira

Special Edition: Dry Food Packaging

Give industry time to find mineral oil migration solutions - Pira

By Rory Harrington

Industry has time, and must be given the chance, to find solutions to safety concerns posed by the leaching of toxic mineral oils from recycled board and paper packaging into foods, said Pira International.

Fons Schmid, chairman of FSSC board of stakeholders


FSSC 22000 poised for explosive growth, predicts chief

By Rory Harrington

The food safety management scheme FSSC 22000 is set for explosive growth over the next three years as increasing numbers of major food processors and retailers switch to using the system, said the organisation’s chief Fons Schmid.

Clement-Jones: Value for money

Peer probes FSA aspartame study as costs double

By Elaine Watson

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones has called on the Department of Health to explain how spending £322,000 of taxpayers' money on a study addressing consumer concerns over aspartame represents value for money at a time when budgets are so stretched.

Local food doesn’t mean safe food

Local food doesn’t mean safe food

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

All food, if not properly handled, has the potential to cause foodborne illness – so why does local food get special legislative treatment?