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London Underground superbugs warning prompts deep-cleaning

Tube travellers listen up!!! Parts of the London Underground network will be deep-cleaned every night this summer after dangerous superbugs were discovered. Read the following on Sky News

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Could the charcoal food trend be damaging our health?

Charcoal has been rapidly gaining popularity as an ingredient in everything from burgers and hotdogs, to toothpaste and makeup. All sorts of health claims are also being made to warrant…

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Report: Man Dies After Botulism Poisoning

A man has died and several others are ill after consuming contaminated nacho cheese in California, USA. Follow the following link to read the full story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nacho-cheese-botulism-death-man-dies-north-california-petrol-station-matt-conens-public-health-a7750846.html

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Internal auditing as part of the BRC Global Standards Global Storage & Distribution Standard

As part of our next topic in the series on the BRC Global Standards Global Storage and Distribution Standard we examine the need for effective internal auditing, required in clause…

BRC Global Standards Storage and Distribution

US recall of Salmonella contaminated chicken products

  The USDA has issued a Class 1 recall of chicken products contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis A Chicken Kiev product has been associated with a specific illness cluster.¬†Evidence that is…

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Food Standards Agency – Look before you book this Valentines Day

News from the Food Standards Agency – A Valentine’s Day meal needs to be special. After choosing flowers or chocolates, the next big question is where to go for that…

BRC Global Standards

A guide to the BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Storage and Distribution – Section 3

Section 3 of the BRC Global Standards Global Storage and Distribution Standard is concerned with the Quality Management System. The requirements of this section are normally implemented as policy within…

Food Hygiene

Campylobacter in raw chicken

Campylobacter continues to be a problem in raw chicken. The first quarter results of the Food Standards Agency survey of raw, fresh whole chickens, which will see 4000 samples taken…

Food Hygiene Audit

Two Sisters Group cleared so far by FSA

The Food Standards Agency concludes that food safety at the two Two Sisters Group plants at Anglesey and Scunthorpe is good / satisfactory following their audits as a result of…