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Tragic event: a customer died after choking while dining at the Barley Mow in Friskney, Lincolnshire (image credit: Alex McGregor)

Diner chokes to death on pub lunch

By Nikkie Sutton

A customer at a Lincolnshire pub died after he choked on his lunch earlier this year (13 January) a coroner has confirmed.

Harsher penalties: According to NFU Mutual there are more than 10,000 outlets with a food hygiene rating of one or zero

Average food safety and hygiene fine rises by £4,900

By Stuart Stone

New research by Government agency the Sentencing Council has found the number of fines and prosecutions for food safety and hygiene offences has more than doubled since the introduction of new sentencing guidelines.

Quids in: a pub is serving a Sunday roast for less than the price of a packet of pork scratchings

Is this the cheapest Sunday lunch in Britain?

By Robert Mann

With pub roast dinners in Britain generally costing between £10 and £20 – one pub appears to be bucking the trend after claims it sells the ‘cheapest Sunday lunch in England’.

Cure from UK? A swine flu crisis in Africa has hit the Chinese bacon market

Bacon prices on the rise

By Nikkie Sutton

Bacon prices could be about to soar thanks to increased demand on British stock from China, according to research.

Social impact: guest editor Heath Ball believes social media has made the whole experience of eating out a soulless, faceless transaction

Analysis

Is social media creating unrealistic expectations around food?

By Robert Mann

With an unprecedented rise in social media use, TV food shows and a younger generation becoming the heavy hitter of purchasing, are customers expecting too much of the difficult and time-consuming skill of cooking? In this Spotlight, commissioned by The...