European Butcher is recalling European Butcher brand “Bacon Chuncks” from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 

The recalled product was distributed in Ontario, CA.

This recall was triggered by test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. The CFIA is verifying that the industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the recalled product in their homes because the expiration rates run through October. Consumers can use the following information to determine

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Viridor is celebrating a significant achievement at the company’s new Avonmouth Polymers Reprocessing Facility (PRF), near Bristol, after the plant’s food-grade PET received a positive safety assessment from the European Food Safety Authority.

Commissioning of the new plant – which puts polymers recycling and reprocessing under one roof – has begun. Once fully operational, Avonmouth will become the UK’s largest multi-polymer facility. It will produce 18,000 tonnes of food-grade PET annually. In total, Avonmouth will put 60,000 tonnes of recycled plastic from bottles, pots, tubs and trays (PET, HDPE and PP) back in the economy every year as a viable

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Sept. 6 recall of European Butcher brand bacon “chuncks” and smoked side bacon slices distributed in Ontario for fear of Listeria contamination.

CFIA said its food recall warning issued on Sept. 6 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the CFIA food safety investigation. European Butcher is recalling European Butcher brand bacon “chunks” and smoked side bacon slices from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

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Fats and oils remained the category most debated in 2020 by European countries trying to tackle food fraud, according to a report.

The EU Agri-Food Fraud Network (FFN) is managed by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante) of the European Commission.

The annual report does not measure the number of agri-food fraud incidents in the EU or cover national level operations.

FFN members share information in the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation system — Food Fraud (AAC-FF), which is managed by the EU Commission. The number of cases created per year has more than doubled, from 157 in

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Exports of food and drink to the EU have suffered a “disastrous” decline in the first half of the year because of Brexit trade barriers, with sales of beef and cheese hit hardest.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) producers lost £2bn in sales, a dent in revenue that could not be compensated for by the increased sales in the same period to non-EU countries including China and Australia.

Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the FDF, said: “The return to growth in exports to non-EU markets is welcome news, but it doesn’t make up for the disastrous loss of

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SRODA SLASKA, POLAND — PepsiCo, Inc. on Aug. 26 broke ground on its largest and most sustainable food manufacturing plant in Europe.

PepsiCo said it will invest approximately $257.1 million in the facility, which will be the company’s fifth plant in Poland. The new plant will be equivalent to seven soccer fields in size and will be built in a 74-acre plot located in Swiete close to Sroda Slaska within the Legnica Special Economic Zone (Lower Silesia), PepsiCo said. It will be developed in stages with the full construction to be completed by 2025.

The snacks plant will provide the

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