Food Safety & Quality

Sugar content of food is a growing concern for consumers in the UK ©iStock/karandaev

Sugar replaces price as consumers’ top food worry

By Katy Askew

The amount of sugar contained in food has risen up the consumer agenda and replaced price as consumers’ biggest food concern, research from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

EFSA believes cucumbers may be the source of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak ©iStock

EU multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

By Katy Askew

European food safety regulators have linked a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella enterica, subspecies S. Agona, to ready-to-eat foods containing cucumbers but have been unable to nail down the precise source of contamination.

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EU court says crops obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs

By Jane Byrne

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on the so-called new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs). It said crops obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs as the techniques and methods of mutagenesis alter the genetic material of a plant in a way that does...

Recalls from around Europe

Food safety recall round-up, 14-20 July

Unilever, Findus, Green Yard recalls

By Katy Askew

Additional products continued to be pulled from the shelves as part of Green Yard Food's pan-European recall of frozen vegetables produced at its Hungarian facility.

Greenyard counts the cost of a massive recall linked to nine deaths ©iStock

Greenyard sees cost of fatal Listeria recall topping €30m

By Katy Askew

Greenyard Foods has estimated that the cost of its massive Listeria recall will total at least €30m after the Belgian vegetable processor was forced to pull frozen vegetables processed at its Hungarian production plant from shelves across Europe.

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