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    Food crime hotline opens in Scotland

    Regulators in Scotland have launched a new hotline to help them tackle food fraud. Food Standards Scotland encouraged both consumers and industry to use the new scheme, which will in turn enable the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU)… Read More

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    Tesco under fire for fictitious branding

    Tesco has found itself on the receiving end of a backlash against its fictitious fresh produce branding. The retailer has introduced 76 new lines across seven different farm brands – including Redmere Farms for vegetables and Boswell Farms for beef… Read More

  • Food fraud three years on

    PROFESSOR CHRIS Elliott, a long-time food safety specialist who headed up the horsemeat investigation, has spoken to the Guardian this week about the progress made since the horsemeat scandal, and the dangers that remain.            … Read More

  • A third of UK food ‘could be mislabelled’

    TESTS CARRIED out by a laboratory in West Yorkshire found that over a third of samples it examined were improperly labelled.                           Researchers looked at 900 samples across… Read More

  • Horsemeat may still be prevalent in supply chain

    A LABOUR FRONTBENCHER has suggested that thousands of tonnes of horsemeat may have entered the food supply chain in the three year’s prior to 2013’s food crisis.   Mary Creagh, who was Labour’s environment secretary at the time of the… Read More

  • Elliott Review: Create a food crime unit

    THE MUCH anticipated interim report on food supply chains, commissioned in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, has been made public after months of research.   The Government-backed review of Britain’s food system has revealed global weaknesses throughout the supply… Read More

  • New legislation announced in the wake of the horsemeat scandal

    NEW LEGISLATION has been announced to give officers greater enforcement powers to seize products that do not meet food standards or labelling rules.   The legislation will be introduced as part of the Scottish Government Food Standards Scotland Bill which… Read More

  • ‘FSA must be a more effective regulator’ says EFRA Committee report

    THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD and Rural Affairs Committee yesterday (16th July) revealed the results of the Food Contamination Report, which outlined recommended changes to food regulation legislation in the UK post-horsegate.   It also said that there was confusion around the… Read More

  • Scottish report published on lessons learned from horsegate

    A REPORT ON how well the Scottish Government dealt with the horsemeat scandal and the lessons learned as a result has been published.                           Led by former Chief… Read More

  • Organic farming in the UK at ‘all-time low’

    THE AMOUNT OF land dedicated to organic farming in the UK has been heavily reduced, according to a new Defra study.   Landmass used to grow organic crops and livestock had fallen to 605,329 hectares in 2012, a fifth less… Read More