Food Safety

A Parasitic Worm Egg Could Soon Be Legally Bought As Food In Germany

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

You could soon be able to buy edible parasitic worm eggs in Europe, as Germany looks to review the legal status around the little gut-lurkers. And we ...

5 Freak Foods That Could Be Coming To A Plate Near You After Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK

A cabinet row over a change in food standards after Brexit has revealed some unsavoury choices facing Britain as the government attempts to strike tra...

These Are The Most Common Food Hygiene Mistakes People Make

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has revealed the most common food hygiene mistakes people make - and it’ll make you re-think your kitchen...

How Relying On A Cookbook Could Increase Your Risk Of Food Poisoning

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you rely on instructions in recipe books to make your dinner, you could be putting your health at risk. A new study looked into the instructions in...

Milk 'Use By' Dates Could Soon Be Ditched For 'Sniff Test' To Tackle Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

‘Use by’ dates on milk should be scrapped to prevent millions of pints from being wasted each year, a charity has warned. Food waste reduction cha...

How Are Global Food Brands Protecting Farm Animals?

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

A new report released this week shows how 99 of the world's largest food companies are focusing on the welfare of farm animals used in their products....

Nutella Bites Back After Study Claims Palm Oil Is 'Carcinogenic'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The maker of Nutella has defended the use of palm oil in its hazelnut and chocolate spread, after a recent study flagged the ingredient as “potentia...

Winter Worryland: Everything You Need To Know To Ensure A Safe Christmas

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Jayne Barry

Whilst Christmas is meant to be the season of good cheer, for medical personnel across the country, the prevailing feeling is that of foreboding. Hidden behind a front of presents and flashing lights, there are a number of dangers to your well-being that you should keep in mind. Some of these are minor mishaps, but others can seriously damage your health. If you want the gift of safety this year, then read on to ensure peace of mind.

Lidl Urgently Recalls 'Potentially Deadly' Food Items Over Allergen Fears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK

Lidl has recalled three of its products after failing to list potentially deadly allergens on the packaging. The supermarket is asking customers to re...

'Tasty' Fried Chicken Store Closed After Inspectors Find The Unmentionable

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

Caution: these pictures will put you off your dinner Food inspectors were left horrified by the state of a "tasty" fried chicken shop, after they dis...

Mother's 'Horror' As She Finds Stanley Knife Inside Ikea Biscuits

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

A West Midlands mother-of-two has told of her shock after discovering a Stanley knife inside a box of Christmas biscuits from Ikea. Bisi Okafor pur...

McDonald's Customer Finds Big Mac Once Bitten, Twice Served

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

A McDonald's customer got a little less than she bargained for when she ordered a Big Mac - as it already had a bite taken out of it. Lakyn Taite-...

Cloning for Food Could Soon Be Banned in Europe Because of Animal Welfare Concerns

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

In the EU food from clones currently needs pre-market approval based on a scientific food safety assessment by the EFSA before it can be put on the market. To date there has not been a single application and therefore authorisation has never been granted.

Don't Read This If You're About To Eat Shop-Bought Chicken...

PA | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens have tested positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter and for the second year running Asda is ...

World Health Day 2015- How Safe Is Our Food?

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

7 April 2015 marks World Health Day when delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health meet in Rungis Paris to discuss the importance of Food Safety.

Making Fresh Ricotta-Without That Nasty Carrageenan

Layne Lieberman | Posted 16.05.2015 | 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.