The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has been criticised by the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for refusing to share precise details about a recent incident of horsemeat contamination in a shipment of beef.
Consumers were most uneasy about animal cloning, genetic modification, irradiation, and nanotechnology among the new technologies used by the food industry, according to UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey results.
The UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) said an outbreak of Cryptosporidium that affected around 300 people in England and Scotland in May last year showed "strong evidence" of being linked to bagged salad products labeled as “ready-to-eat”.
The issue of food fraud has traditionally taken a backseat to wider food safety threats – but Europe’s horse meat scandal has underlined the threat it poses to food businesses, according to Danone’s corporate quality projects director Petra Wissenburg.
ABP Food Group has stressed that the horse meat identified in beef burgers, which has been found to come from Poland, did not come from its plant in the country as the site is not involved in processing the product.
Hospital admissions for children with severe allergic reactions have increased seven-fold in the past decade – so how should food makers ensure labels reflect different levels of risk when a food may not be 100% allergen-free?
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a call to tender for the sampling of food at retail, and different analyses of contaminants in food to provide greater efficiency and flexibility in setting up new surveys and research projects.
Scotland has created a stand-alone food safety agency as a backlash against the UK Government decision in 2010 to split the functions of the body and over concerns about toxic relations between its meat industry and London-based inspectors
Consumers should not alter their eating habits in light of last week’s opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the potential risks of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in foods, said UK officials.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has denied any correlation between growing imports and an increase in food incident reports in 2011, despite Salmonella-contaminated paan leaves from India and Bangladesh being a driving factor.
The UK has vowed to suspend the production desinewed meat (DSM) following pressure from the European Commission (EC) – a move the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has labeled a “criminal waste of a valuable product.”
The organisation which regulates and enforces food safety and public health across the UK has caused controversy by publishing the first round of audits of approved slaughterhouses and cutting plants, as well as a list of establishments which it deems...
The best measures to prevent norovirus in oysters is to focus on preventing human faecal contamination, rather than introducing post-harvest measures such as heat or high-pressure processing (HPP), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has claimed.
The use – and regulation – of engineered nano-materials in foods must be openly debated in public, otherwise they risk facing the same fate as genetically modified (GM) foods in consumer perceptions, according to a leading group of UK experts.