Trends in food safety and hygiene behaviors in the home have remained stable during the coronavirus pandemic, according to research published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Experts have developed guidance to help food firms decide what other information to give consumers besides use-by or best-before dates to ensure food safety.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion covers storage conditions,…
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Tesco has been fined £7.5 million ($10.4 million) for selling food past its use-by date at three stores in an English city.
The retailer pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court in September 2020 to 22…
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A poll of adults in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has revealed that half of them do not always check the use-by date on food before eating it.
Findings show that 44 percent view use-by…
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More than nine in 10 people surveyed in three UK countries have confidence that the food they buy is safe to eat.
Food and You 2 is a biannual survey which covers self-reported consumer knowledge,…
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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has taken to social media to tackle potential confusion caused by a food waste campaign that encourages consumers to smell, look and taste to determine whether food is spoiled.
A way to help food businesses know when to apply the “use by” or “best before” date on products has been developed by European experts.
The “use by” date is about safety – foods can…
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Half of people worried about food affordability have eaten cooked meats and bagged salad past their use by dates, according to a Food Standards Agency survey monitoring behavior during the coronavirus pandemic.
The monthly tracker…
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