All news articles for February 2018

Salmonella and other bacteria continue to develop antibiotic resistance ©iStock

Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest threat’ to public health

By Katy Askew

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials in humans, animals and food is one of the “biggest threats” to public health that requires a joined-up approach from European Union Member States, according to a report out today (27 February).

Fairtrade Foundation is building awareness of the certification scheme during Fairtrade Fortnight

Is price a barrier to ethical food sales?

By Katy Askew

Almost half of shoppers in the UK are discouraged from buying ethical food because of its price – but the Fairtrade Foundation insists fairtrade products offer “something for everybody”.

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EU auditors to scrutinise organic food supply chain

By Will Chu

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is to carry out an audit of organic food in the EU in response to growing retail sales within the sector that leaves the industry open to fraudulent organic claims.

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