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United Kingdom is now included in U.S. frozen vegetables recall

The frozen food recall that started out in the U.S. on April 23 with the recall of 15 frozen organic vegetable products, has taken on a life of its own, growing to include hundreds of products. The recall has now spread to the United Kingdom.

Over half of UK's fresh chicken found to be contaminated

Experts say consumers should be freezing chickens to reduce poisoning risks, after a food standards and hygiene agency reported high levels of the potentially lethal bug campylobacter, present in poultry sold at British supermarkets.

Review: 'What’s Really in our Food?' Special

Monday night the BBC ‘Panorama’ programme covered the ongoing horsemeat scandal. The good news is this is not really a contamination problem. There is bad news too however.

UK: Horsemeat scandal romps home as police raid two meat plants

The scandal involving horsemeat in foodstuffs and ready-made meals was portrayed by the UK government as a fraud involving criminal gangs outside the UK but yesterday, events took a new turn as food inspectors and police raided two UK based meat plants.

Britain's Food Police tackle horsemeat scandal

London - The UK has arguably the toughest legislation and most intrusive inspectors in the world when it comes to food safety. In view of the ongoing horsemeat scandal, we should be glad.

UK: Some frozen lasagne may have contained '100% horsemeat'

The UK’s horsemeat in food scandal took a new twist last night as a government body, Britain’s Food Standards Agency, the FSA, reported that tests on Findus brand frozen beef lasagne ready meals showed they may have contained 100 per cent horsemeat.

Survey: People taking more risks with food as finances squeezed

Research in the UK by the Food Standards Agency has revealed people are taking more risks with their food as money becomes tighter and disposable income is squeezed.

Warning issued over Loyd Grossman korma sauce containing botulism

The Food Standards Agency have released a warning against using a brand of korma sauce after finding that a jar was contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Two people have been hospitalised.

Study reveals organic food no better than any other

A major British study has revealed that organic food has nothing to offer over regular food other than a higher price. Perceived benefits conjure images of snake-oil salesmen and magic elixirs of another day.
 

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