Food Safety

Making Fresh Ricotta-Without That Nasty Carrageenan

Layne Lieberman | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Commercially prepared ricotta cheese is available as whole milk, part-skim and fat-free. Unfortunately, most store-bought brands are laden with gums and stabilizers like carrageenan, which affect the fresh taste and naturally creamy texture. Many of the organic brands have also added carrageenan.

The Worst Places In Britain For Food Hygiene

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're planning on dining out with the love of your life this weekend, then you might want to read this first. A new study has revealed that fo...

Freezing Chicken Could 'Reduce Food Bug Risk'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Food safety experts have suggested that freezing chickens during processing for human consumption could vastly reduce the chances of people catching a...

No to GMO: EU Countries to Enjoy Greater Powers to Ban GMOs

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The proposal enabling a member state to invoke legal justifications to prohibit GMO cultivation will have to be approved by both the European Council and the European Parliament before it can enter into force.

Could Your BBQ Be Putting Your Health At Risk?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before you put another shrimp on the barbie this Bank Holiday weekend, spare a thought for your health. Because according to research, almost all B...

Can I Store Local Eggs at Room Temperature?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

If you buy fertile eggs from a local farm stand and they have not been pre-washed or previously stored in a refrigerator, then it should be fine to store these types of eggs at room temperature.

These Foods May Kill You (Eventually) If You Don't Store Them Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Food safety is not something to be sniffed at. From a dodgy, but otherwise harmless, tummy to full-blown salmonella poisoning, skipping corners or...

Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Andrew Wasley | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

Unknown to many, about 30 million tonnes of GM animal feed is thought to be imported into Europe each year to feed pigs, poultry, dairy and beef cattle, as well as farmed fish. The UK imports an estimated 140,000 tonnes of GM soya and as much as 300,000 tonnes of GM maize annually for use as animal feed.

Why Fracking Threatens Farmers and Food Safety

Andrew Wasley | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

The announcement this week by the gas company Cuadrilla that it wants to drill and frack up to eight new wells in Lancashire has alarmed local people and green campaigners alike; they are worried about the impact of hydraulic fracturing - the controversial technique which involves injecting, at high pressure, a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the earth to release shale gas - on the area's countryside and wider environment.

Changing Lives By Changing Food Production

Gavin Megaw | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

The All Black rugby player had been locked in his room for days, shutting out all contact with friends, family and fellow players. It was 4am when he finally picked up the phone to call a helpline. The reply at the other end was simple, "hello friend". It started a process that led to therapy that has been helping to change the life of Brent Pope for many years.

How 'Ag Gag' Laws Target Those Exposing Horrors of Factory Farming

Andrew Wasley | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Andrew Wasley

The pigs were crammed in; moving, squealing, eating, shitting - these animals didn't have the luxury of outdoor exercise or daylight. This barn (more like a warehouse in fact) was home for now. Locals told us the farm contained 13,000 pigs, and was an intensive piglet "nursery", where young animals were brought from breeding establishments elsewhere to fatten up before being dispatched to the slaughterhouse and people's dinner plates.

European Parliament to Decide on Whether Simple Visual Check Suffices Before Declaring Meat Safe for Consumption

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

View image The European Parliament will this week have to decide whether plans by the European Commission to simplify meat inspections would compromi...

It's Time to Talk About Fast Food

Billy Sexton | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Billy Sexton

Whatever the reason, all have indulged in fast food at some point; this isn't a bad thing at all, as long as it's consumed in moderation and the food is prepared in a hygienic workplace, which raises the question - how much do we actually know about the preparation process behind our takeaways?

Bovine TB 'May Be In Some Milk'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

Milk as well as meat from cattle infected with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) may have entered the UK food chain. Last week a farmer was fined nearly £...

Government Sells Diseased Meat For Food

Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Diseased cattle that was slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis is being sold for human consumption by the government. The raw ...

Animal Drug Bute Found In Asda Corned Beef

PA | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Asda is recalling all corned beef from its budget range after traces of veterinary drug phenylbutazone were found in some batches. The Food Standar...

Kit Kat Chunky Bars Recalled By Nestle After 'Plastic' Found Inside Chocolate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

Nestle has recalled four varieties of Kit Kat Chunky bars after pieces of plastic were found by seven people. The company said the 48 gram Peanut B...

Mum's Not Happy With Iceland

PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

A supermarket has apologised after a seven-year-old girl found a clump of hair in a home-cooked lasagne made with a packet of beef mince. Trudy Sto...

Bad Captain Bird's Eye...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

Beef products sold by Birds Eye, Taco Bell and catering supplier Brakes have been found to contain horse DNA in the latest round of tests carried out ...

Horse DNA Found In School Burger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Horse DNA has been found in a frozen burger in a school kitchen in Scotland, making the institution the latest to be affected by the horse meat scanda...

Horse Meat Saga - Crisis Planning Key to Unbridled Disaster

Gary Hibberd | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK
Gary Hibberd

The need for crisis management has never been greater for the food industry. So what does the current horse meat debacle tell us about the right and wrong ways to tackle crisis management?

The Beef About Horse Meat

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

This is about much more than Black Beauty ending up on a plate. If people have indeed been peddling horse meat as beef it is also conceivable they have been playing fast and loose with rules designed to protect consumer health

MPs Call For Improved Food Testing In Wake Of Horse Meat Scandal

PA | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics

MPs have called for more testing of food safety and composition, describing the scale of contamination in the meat supply chain as "breathtaking". ...

Saying 'Neigh' to Meat Should Go Beyond Horses

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Shock and outrage continue to grow, as every day seems to bring revelations of horsemeat being discovered in a new food product. And rightly so: Horses are smart, sensitive animals who deserve far better than to meet their end with a bolt gun.

Are Food and Drinks Companies Feeding Us Nonsense?

Nigel Salter | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Nigel Salter

Strangely enough, according to some commentators, the health impacts of this scandal could actually have been positive, with the lean horsemeat making the burgers healthier. But somehow I don't think this was done with our health in mind.