Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

A "root and branch" review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. The number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads at hospitals had risen from three to five, Public Health England said on Friday. It said evidence suggested the [...]

Food safety, everybody’s business’ – the first World Food Safety Day 2019

Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Still today, almost one in ten people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated food. When food is not safe, children cannot learn, adults cannot work. Human development cannot take place. The first ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is being celebrated on 7 [...]

By | June 10th, 2019|Food safety culture, Food Safety News|0 Comments

Brewing Beer? We have the perfect temperature sensor #Tiaki!

Brewing beer. What could be more fun than actually drinking it? A major factor for a good fermentation is temperature. Yeast is greatly affected by temperature; too cold and they go dormant, too hot (more than 10°F above the nominal range) and they indulge in an orgy of fermentation that often cannot be cleaned up [...]

By | June 22nd, 2018|Food Safety News, Temperature Control|0 Comments

Is your fridge making you ill? How to avoid the risk of food poisoning

THE COLD truth about most household fridges is they are operating at the wrong temperature and leaving people at risk of food poisoning, a study has revealed. An investigation by BBC One's Rip Off Britain: Food found more than 90 per cent of fridges it tested were at above the recommended level of between three [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Food safety culture, Food Safety News, Temperature Control|0 Comments

Why technology holds the key to the future of food safety

Rather than posing any sort of “threat”, the digital transformation brings immense opportunities for boosting transparency, organisational efficiency and implementing rigorous monitoring processes. Technology is revolutionising businesses, and the FMCG sector is no exception. The rise of artificial intelligence, data analytics, the Internet of Things and blockchain all have huge implications for supply chain management, [...]

By | March 11th, 2018|Food Safety News, IoT|0 Comments

South Africa listeria: Source of ‘world’s worst outbreak’ found

South Africa says it has finally traced the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past year - said to make it the worst in history ! The source is a factory operated by Enterprise Foods in Polokwane in Limpopo. More facilities are being tested to see if they contributed [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Food Safety News|0 Comments

How to protect your brand from food-safety issues

Nearly everyone can name the brand that suffered a catastrophic food-safety outbreak that caused multiple illnesses, shareholder and class action lawsuits and a voluntary shutdown of all stores for a day. But I'll bet you most people could not tell you the details of what went wrong, why and how it could have been prevented. The truth is [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Food safety culture, Food Safety News, HACCP, IoT, Restaurants|0 Comments

Want to hear the cold truth? Your fridge full of leftovers could be dangerous

TWO-THIRDS of all fridges in the UK are too warm, according to a report from official food waste advisory body Wrap. They should be set at between 3°C and 5°C but as many as one third have temperatures of above 9°C. The Government’s Food Standards Agency highlights listeria, which can cause serious illness or even [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Food Safety News|0 Comments

Harrogate care home fined £1.6m after allowing 91 year old female resident to freeze to death

A major care group has been fined £1.6 million for allowing a 91-year-old woman to freeze to death in a Harrogate nursing home by failing to heat her room and provide her with any hot food or water. York Crown Court heard that a startling lack of basic care had played a “substantial” role in [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Compliance, Food Safety News, IoT|0 Comments

Spanish police to investigate 800 Brits who’ve made ‘food poisoning claims’ on holiday against Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza hotels

Police are investigating up to 800 British tourists who have submitted ' food poisoning claims' against all-inclusive hotels in Spain's Balearic Islands. They say the cases were filed through 77 law firms and there will now be an in-depth look to see which ones - if any - might have been fraudulent. Suspicions have been growing that some [...]

By | November 5th, 2017|Compliance, Food Safety News|0 Comments