The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched National Food Safety Week, with the focus this year being on the work of FSA staff and thousands of others across the food supply chain working behind-the-scenes to ensure that food is safe and what it says it is.
According to Sagentia, a Science Group company, reducing the amount of plastic waste generated by the food and beverage industry requires a cohesive approach that openly acknowledges the complexity of the issue.
Supermarkets in the UK are ramping up their efforts to tackle waste, with news this week that Tesco is to scrap some ‘best before’ labels in a bid to reduce food waste, while Morrisons is encouraging customers to bring in their own containers for purchases at its meat and fish counters to tackle plastic waste.
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has published its report on the potential impacts of Brexit on the price and availability of food for UK consumers.
Valio’s new dairy plant in Riihimäki, Finland is said to reduce energy consumption by approximately 30% compared with existing Valio production facilities.
The challenge group appointed to provide scrutiny to the work of the review into meat cutting plants and cold stores have convened for the first time to oversee the progress made so far.