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You Don't Want To Know What Happens To Chicken Before It Reaches The Supermarket

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Some of Britain's biggest supermarkets have launched urgent investigations into claims they are being supplied with contaminated chicken, which could ...

The Sun's Pizza Express 'Revelations' Trigger Storm Over Halal

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Revelations that Pizza Express is serving halal chicken meat has triggered a storm of debate about the ritual practice of animal slaughter and whether...

Health Supplements Benefits - Are There Any?

Sian Breslin | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."... I live by this quote and always try to use food and nutrition to keep myself healthy and combat any ailments.

REVEALED: The 'Most Disgusting' Fast Food Restaurants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If high fat, salt and calorie content isn't enough to put you off fast food, then perhaps mouse droppings and filthy kitchens will. That is the dir...

TB Meat or Not TB, That Is the Question - The Answer? Who Knows...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Fresh from the horse meat scandal, DEFRA has found itself in a new controversy, having again failed the British consumer in food traceability and labelling. The public now knows that over 20,000 cattle infected with bovine TB enter the food chain in the UK each year, and the government doesn't know where they go, where they are sold, and who is eating them.

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 ...

80% At Risk From Food Poisoning In Our Own Kitchens

PA/The Huffington Post UK | PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

More than 80% of consumers have at least one poor kitchen habit that puts them at risk of food poisoning, according to a survey. The poll for t...

Tesco Sales Slump After Horse Meat Scandal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco was left counting the cost of the horse meat scandal as it revealed falling UK sales after a slump in demand for frozen and ch...

Why We Need a Minister for Food

Baroness Miller | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics
Baroness Miller

Successive governments have accepted an appalling growing crisis where thousands of people in the UK die an avoidable early death. The cause of that death is costing over £6billion annually in ill health before that death, thousands of children have been condemned to poor health or a lower IQ before they are even born, other people are struggling to afford enough eat enough even twice a day.

Food Standards Agency Faces Probe Over Horsemeat Response

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

An independent review is to be carried out into the Food Standards Agency's response to the horse meat scandal, it has been announced. The FSA boar...

Contaminated Dutch Meat May Have Ended Up In Britain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

British firms may have bought meat from a Dutch company at the centre of the latest horsemeat scare, it has been revealed. The Food Standards Agenc...

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...

100kg Of Horse Meat Labelled As Beef Found In Lancashire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

100kg of horse meat has been imported into the UK and falsely labelled as beef in Lancashire and Liverpool, with 40kg (88lb) of it already sold to the...

Sainsbury's Sales Boost After Horse Meat Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

For a horse-free lasagne, shoppers go to Sainsbury's. The supermarket has posted better-than-expected sales figures, in a quarter where many retail...

Horse Meat Scandal Sees Shoppers Change Habits

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

More than half of consumers have changed their shopping habits as a result of the horse meat scandal, a survey for consumer group Which? has found. ...

Spicy Food Festival Leaves 200 People With Food Poisoning

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

Around 200 people who attended a spicy food street festival have reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting. Early tests have shown four people...

Environment Secretary And Retailers To DIscuss Horsemeat Scandal

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will meet representatives of leading supermarkets and food retail trade bodies on Monday to press them to do more ...

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?

Government 'Warned Over Horse Meat In 2011'

PA | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it was claimed. John Young, a former manager ...

The Death Of The Ready Meal?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK

Almost a third of voters have stopped eating ready-meals as a result of the scandal, a poll has suggested, and as many as one in fourteen have stopped...

Number Of People Who Have Eaten Horse Meat Will Never Be Known

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

It is unlikely the exact number of people in the UK who have unwittingly eaten horse meat will ever be known, the chief executive of the Food Standard...

Three More British Plants Raided In Horse Meat Scandal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Three more premises have been raided by officials investigating the horse meat scandal. Two plants in Tottenham, north London, and one in Hull, Yor...

'Encouraging' Results For FSA As Horsemeat Tests Show 99% Labelled Correctly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

The Food Standards Agency has found only 29 samples of beef products contained levels of horse meat 'above 1%' after testing 2501 samples following th...

Test Results Due On British Processed Food

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Test results for horse meat in British processed meals are due on Friday as detectives continue questioning three men arrested in connection with the ...