Food Standards Agency

A retrospective look at acrylamide busting since the introductions of the Regulation last year. Pic: ©GettyImages/MAIKA 777

A year in review

How far has the industry come since the introduction of (EU) 2017/2158?

By Gill Hyslop

It has been a year since the European Commission Regulation came into force on April 11 2018, obliging food business operators (FBOs) to apply acrylamide mitigation measures. Despite calls for the EU to take a tougher stance, manufacturers are stepping...


FSA’s ‘evolutionary thinking’ endorsed by IFST

By Will Chu

The Institute of Food Science and Technology have given their backing to the Food Standards Agency’s ‘risk management framework’ recognising its ‘evolutionary thinking’ in enforcing food laws.

Picture: ©iStock

Norovirus research reveals knowledge gaps

By Joseph James Whitworth

Inadequate hand washing, using bare hands when preparing food and returning to work too early after being ill were some findings of work to prevent the spread of norovirus.


FSA: Lab reports of Campylobacter have declined

By Joseph James Whitworth

There has been a 17% decline in laboratory reports of Campylobacter cases compared to the baseline figure, according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

FSA’s investigations are focusing on distribution of mixed salad leaves to wholesale and not supermarkets

PHE: E. coli O157 outbreak ‘subsiding’; source still unconfirmed

By Joseph James Whitworth

Public Health England (PHE), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the European Commission are involved in attempting to identify the source of an E. coli O157 outbreak in the UK.

Cured meat processors fear EU cuts on nitrites

Cured meat firms fear EC nitrite cuts

By Rick Pendrous

Processed meat producers worry that the European Commission (EC) could reduce the maximum level of nitrites that are allowed to be used as a preservative in cured meat products such as ham.

FSA: Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK

FSA suspends Campylobacter on chicken retail survey

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has suspended its survey measuring Campylobacter levels on chickens from retail as test methods could not be relied upon to give accurate retailer comparisons.

Food fraud, safety & the challenges of global trading

Foodex 2016

Food fraud, safety & the challenges of global trading

By Jenny Eagle

Bernard Matthews, Food Standards Agency, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Food & Drink Exporters Association will discuss the latest trends impacting the bakery, beverage and dairy industry at Foodex.

Food safety and authenticity may be compromised by budget cuts

Food crime raids jump 10% amid budget cut fears

By Michael Stones

A crackdown on food and drink crime by local councils has seen raids rise by 10% over the past three years, but fears remain that budget cuts compromise safety and authenticity, warns commercial law firm EMW.

Picture: Istock/studioaraminta. BEIC welcomed the consultation on the report

FSA considering change in egg safety advice

By Joseph James Whitworth

An expert group set up to look at safety has found a reduction in the risk from Salmonella in UK shell eggs since its last report 15 years ago.


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