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Latest Interviews

Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.


Interview: Bottom-up approach to China food safety 15 Jul 2013

David Green

As the Chinese government moves to step up regulation of the country's food industry, China's domestic brands are developing a for-profit food safety model that aims to restore battered consumer confidence in the quality and reliability of the country's foodstuffs, according to Rick Gilmore, chairman of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF). David Green caught up with Gilmore in Beijing to find out more.

Latest News

73% of supermarket chickens have campylobacter 29 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued its latest findings in the campylobacter study, revealing 73% of fresh shop-bought chickens tested positive for the bug.


Nestle: Maggi noodles "safe" despite India recall 21 May 15

Katy Askew

Nestle has insisted its Maggi noodles on sale in India are "safe" after local reports suggested food safety authorities in Uttar Pradesh have detected monosodium glutamate and lead in product tests.


Asda using steam to cut campylobacter in chicken 21 May 15

Katy Askew

Asda is introducing a steam process, SonoSteam, to some of its chicken production in a move the retailer claims can reduce campylobacter contamination in fresh products by as much as 80%.


ConAgra to pay fine to settle salmonella case 20 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay US$11.2m to settle a case linked to a salmonella outbreak in 2007.


Blue Bell Creameries cuts jobs 18 May 15

Katy Askew

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has come to the "agonising decision" to lay off 37% of its workforce – around 1,400 employees – as it works to resume production in the wake of a massive listeria recall.


USDA targets mechanically tenderised beef 14 May 15

Katy Askew

The US Department of Agriculture has introduced new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderised beef in a bid to tackle foodborne illnesses that can be introduced during tenderisation.

Latest blogs

US campaigners lobby FDA on GRAS rules 16 Apr 15

Dean Best

Four campaign groups in the US have urged the country's Food and Drug Administration to close a "loophole" in regulations on food additives and bring the rules - due to be finalised by August next year - in line with policies first drawn up over 50 years ago.


Country-of-origin calls in Australia shine light on habits 9 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

While there are calls in Australia for country-of-origin labelling after the Hepatitis A outbreak, linked to imported berries from China, there has, in the last year, been a small increase in the number of people likely to buy China-made food.

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