AMR E. coli in UK retail meat

The FSA has published the Year 3 (2017) results of an EU survey commissioned to assess the frequency of certain types of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in raw UK retail pork and beef[8]. These findings have been collected on behalf of the European Commission as part of an EU-wide seven-year surveillance study. The data is fed back to the European Commission on a yearly basis and reported in the EU Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 15:43
Food waste pilot

Food waste pilot

The Government has announced a new pilot scheme supported by £15m of additional funding to reduce food waste from retail and manufacturing sources[7]. The scheme will be developed over the coming months in collaboration with businesses and charities and will launch in 2019/20.

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 15:39
milk waste

Crying over spilt milk

WRAP’s recent report Opportunities to Reduce Waste along the Journey of Milk, from Dairy to Home[6] highlights the scale of milk wastes across the food chain; 330,000 tonnes of milk are lost each year, equivalent to 7% of UK production and worth more than £150m.

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 15:37
changing meal times

Changing meal times makes you thinner

Modest changes to breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat, according to a new pilot study[5].

The 10-week study on ‘time-restricted feeding’ (a form of intermittent fasting) led by Dr Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey investigated the impact of changing meal times on dietary intake, body composition and blood risk markers for diabetes and heart disease.

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