Welsh Food News

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Latest Welsh Food News

  • Spending cuts E. coli warning from Wales Audit Office The Wales Audit Office has warned that cuts to public spending could mean councils will struggle to deal with future outbreaks of E. coli food poisoning. They say environmental health services are reaching a ‘tipping point’ and councils would find outbreaks hard to manage. The report says there would be a ‘risk to the health and well-being of all those living and visiting Wales’.
  • Possible laverbread link to recent salmonella outbreak It has been revealed that 10 out of 12 adults recently affected by salmonella in the Carmarthenshire, Swanseaand Neath Port Talbot areas had eaten laverbread shortly before falling ill.
  • Food Standards Agency hygiene warning over turkey The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have said a batch of turkey butterflies processed by Severnside Provisions in Newport, and supplied to butchers in some parts of England and Wales should not be eaten.
  • Pembrokeshire Early Potato awarded Protected Geographical Indication status by EU The Pembrokeshire Early Potato has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication status by the European Commission, alongside other familiar products such as Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, which means that only potatoes that are grown in Pembrokeshire will be allowed to be called Pembrokeshire Early potatoes.
  • Six meals a week thrown away by households in Wales Recycling group The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have reported that £610,000,000 of edible food worth is thrown away every year in Wales. This is the equivalent of six meals wasted every week by the average Welsh household and include the top three foods: milk, potatoes and bread.
  • European protection bid for Welsh plum Officials are applying to get protected status for a plum, said to have been grown in Denbigh by medieval monks. Ian Sturrock said the Europe Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status would mean “Recognition for the Denbigh plum would be a real boost to food producers in Denbighshire and help put them on the national food map”