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Prosecution for restaurant in Birmingham for misuse of wooden board

There appears to be a recent trend for presenting dishes on wooden boards in restaurants. Nevertheless, standards of food safety must be maintained at a high level, and if not, as severe fines could be issued. A restaurant in Birmingham has been fined £50,000 for failing to comply with food safety standards. The boards had not been not cleaned sufficiently…

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Gluten-free labelling – a change in the law

By 20th February 2018 food producers must have removed the phrase "no gluten containing ingredients" (NGCI)  from the labelling on any pre-packed foods. Instead of this phrase, only the terms "gluten-free" (indicating at 20 parts per million of gluten or less) or "very low gluten" (indicating at 100 parts per million of gluten or less) may be used. Foods which…

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FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser’s report on mandatory display concludes standards are driven up

The FSA has published a new Science Report by its Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Guy Poppy. In his seventh Report, Professor Poppy looks at the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) or hygiene stars, and its impact on food safety. The report looks at the impact that mandatory display of ratings has had. Professor Poppy said: "The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme…

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