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Food crime unit needs 'full police powers'

Food Safety

Food crime unit needs 'full police powers'

Tom Wall19/11/2014 - 13:00

Prof Chris Elliott has told MPs that the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) food crime unit should eventually have the power to tap phones and carry out covert surveillance in order to catch organised gangs intent on penetrating the UK food supply chain. 

Food criminals face stricter punishment

Food Safety

Food criminals face stricter punishment

Corin Williams19/11/2014 - 14:00

Businesses convicted of serious food safety offences could face fines of up to £3m, under proposals put forward by the Sentencing Council in response to the horsegate scandal.

Serial meat criminal caught again

Food Safety

Serial meat criminal caught again

Corin Williams19/11/2014 - 14:00

A Bradford man who became involved in a food business as soon as he finished a prison sentence for running a dangerously unhygienic abattoir has been convicted for yet more food crimes.

EHOs tackle bird flu outbreak

Public Health

EHOs tackle bird flu outbreak

Corin Williams19/11/2014 - 14:00

More than 20 EHO teams have been involved in a Defra operation to advise residents and businesses following confirmation of a case of avian flu at a duck breeding farm.

Smuggled food stopped by EHOs

Food Safety

Smuggled food stopped by EHOs

Corin Williams19/11/2014 - 14:00

Daventry District Council EHOs have incinerated ‘dozens of boxes of food’ brought in illegally from Eastern Europe.

Debate: will tougher sentences deter food crime?

Food Safety

Debate: will tougher sentences deter food crime?

EHN Reporter19/11/2014 - 13:00

Under new sentencing guidelines, magistrates and judges will be required to hand out higher fines for serious food hygiene offences.

Gas supply at takeaway ‘put lives at risk’

Food Safety

Gas supply at takeaway ‘put lives at risk’

Corin Williams19/11/2014 - 14:00

Two brothers have been handed a suspended prison sentence after turning back on a dangerous gas line after EHOs had turned it off.

E-cigarette fires spark safety warning

Public Health

E-cigarette fires spark safety warning

Corin Williams19/11/2014 - 14:00

The government has asked trading standards chiefs to investigate the risks of using electronic cigarettes after a surge in fires caused by them exploding.

Labour: EH cuts risk another horsegate

Food Safety

Labour: EH cuts risk another horsegate

Tom Wall12/11/2014 - 13:00

The shadow food minister Huw Irranca-Davies has warned that it is almost inevitable that there will be a repeat of the horsemeat scandal in an exclusive interview with EHN.

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