• Ministers consider need for new Food Crime Unit

    THE DEPARTMENT for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Food Standards Agency has issued a new report on food security and the introduction of a Food Crime Unit. The special report was commissioned by the government to address the current… Read More

  • Pricing tactics in supermarkets revealed

    A NEW Which? investigation reveals some of the pricing tactics used by supermarkets and big brands to get shoppers to part with their cash.                   Since Which? launched its campaign in November… Read More

  • Landfill’s End?

    POLITICIANS HAVE raised the prospect of a total ban on sending food waste to the tip but the industry is in two minds about the benefits.                     Food waste has been… Read More

  • Consumers reduce food waste as economic downturn continues to bite

    A NEW SURVEY from consumer campaign group Which? reveals that up to 14 million people in the UK are reducing their food waste to save money.   Increasing food prices across many food types have seen the British public make… Read More

  • Supermarkets commit to ‘Price it Right’ campaign

    FOUR OF BRITAIN’S largest supermarket companies have offered their support to consumer group Which?’s ‘Price it Right’ campaign for simpler, clearer and consistent pricing.   Aldi, The Co-operative, Waitrose and Morrisons have all committed to improving food labels in their… Read More

  • Under the microscope

    MINISTERS AND food safety officials are trying to work out how to reassure a concerned public. Footprint reports from the first supply chain conference after the horse meat scandal.                      … Read More

  • Caterers buying more green products

    GREEN CLEANING products are more popular than they were five years ago, according to new research.   Almost two thirds (60%) of 750 businesses quizzed in an independent survey said they buy more eco-friendly cleaning products now than in 2008.… Read More

  • FootprintComment: Lisa Ackerley, MD at Food Hygiene, provides her take on the new Which? research into food hygiene ratings

    A RECENT STUDY in Which? magazine suggested that when it comes to food hygiene we are living in a “postcode lottery”. The publication is pushing for mandatory display of the food hygiene rating in a prominent position. Why? Because outlets… Read More

  • Badgers beware

    TOMORROW WILL mark the start of badger culling trials as the government attempts to control the spread of bovine TB.   The controversial trials were originally planned to start last year, but were delayed at the last minute because of… Read More

  • Products shrink but prices don’t

    WITH RAW material prices on the increase and health groups encouraging some food brands to decrease their portion sizes, product shrinkage should be a good thing.   Not according to Which?   The consumer campaign group has discovered that products… Read More