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Food recalls rose by 78% last year

12th February 2016

Food recalls rose by 78% last year

The number of food recalls by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2015 grew by 78% compared with the previous year, according to insurance firm Lockton.

A total of 159 food products were recalled over the past year, up from 89 in 2014, with unlisted ingredients being the main reason for a recall.

Of the 159 recalls made, 63 were food alerts and 96 were allergy alerts.

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

12th February 2016

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Nutrition data displayed graphically helps consumers make healthier choices

9th February 2016

Nutrition data displayed graphically helps consumers make healthier choices

A graphical display of select nutrients has resulted in consumers purchasing healthier, lower-calorie menu items as a meal when ordering in a café setting, a study has shown.

Most French food firms fail to state meat origin

9th February 2016

Most French food firms fail to state meat origin

Over half (54%) of processed meat products in France fail to use origin labelling - a 'pitiful result' suggesting the government's call for voluntary action has not been heeded, says French consumer watchdog.

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

8th February 2016

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according to a legal expert.

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