Food safety

Mars, Premier Foods and FreislandCampina at EU Summit

dispatches from EU Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit

Food firms discuss challenges at EU summit

By Joseph James Whitworth

Mars, Premier Foods and Royal FrieslandCampina gave their food safety thoughts at an EU summit.

Younger consumers were much less likely to be worried about additives like preservatives and colouring

Food additives among top food safety concerns


Just as many UK consumers are concerned about food additives as about food poisoning, according to the latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).

About 10M burgers were withdrawn from sale –  including Tesco Everyday Value burgers – after the discovery of horsemeat

Irish food safety boss thought horsemeat in burgers impossible

By Michael Stones

Alan Reilly, chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), first thought the contamination of supermarket burgers with horsemeat was impossible but quickly realised the discovery would generate a “tsunami of horse manure”.

EFSA says the review is one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken

Aspartame is safe, EFSA concludes


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed a major review of aspartame’s safety, and has concluded that the sweetener is safe for the general population at current consumption levels.