Raw sprouted seeds of the type linked to the outbreaks of E.coli 0104:H4 can now be eaten raw as long as the label indicates they are ‘ready to eat’ or ‘ready to wash’, said the UK Food Standards agency as it amended its safety advice.
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has rejected media reports that it plans to scrap Best-before labels in a bid to cut the 8.3m tonnes of food thrown away by households each year.
Prompt public communication, acknowledgement of real and perceived risks, and control of stigma are key to effective management of food safety crisis, says a team of experts investigating lessons from two dioxin crises.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says its new strategic plan to 2015 reflects recent changes in nutrition responsibilities in the UK, with principal spending areas covering its core remit of effective regulation and food safety.
The UK has confirmed it is to review the way official food safety controls are carried out in a bid to simplify the system, ensure consistency across sectors and centralise responsibility under four national bodies.
The trade body representing UK food manufacturers has backed the need for a rethink on the fee inspection regime for food businesses - but cautioned it must lead to a system that is consistent and efficient.
Proposals to overhaul the fee inspection regime at food and feed facilities in the UK would result in a more consistent and clearer system - but one that would cost businesses more, said the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
A top level forum made up of regulators, industry players and consumer groups is holding its first meeting today as part of a UK bid to tackle a slew of issues surrounding nanotechnology in the food sector.
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones has called on the Department of Health to explain how spending £322,000 of taxpayers' money on a study addressing consumer concerns over aspartame represents value for money at a time when budgets are so stretched.
UK ministers have called off a public dialogue on genetic modification (GM), which had been requested by the previous government to explore consumers’ views and concerns surrounding the use of the technology in food.
A new regulation-busting scheme in the UK should raise food safety standards but would result in “significant fines” from Brussels if it delays the introduction of EC safety laws, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has cautioned.
Meat from the offspring of a cloned cow, raised and slaughtered in the UK has been exported to Belgium, the UK’s Food Standards Agency has confirmed. But Belgian authorities say there is no food safety issue, so no rapid alert was required.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) will retain its food safety role but has been stripped of its nutritional and labelling responsibilities in England, as the Government confirmed its expected shake up of the body today.
Press reports suggesting that breaking up the Food Standards Agency (FSA) would constitute a ‘victory’ for the food industry are misleading and “very annoying”, according to the boss of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).
Abolishing the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) would be a backward step that could sacrifice the body’s independent science-based approach and push food policy formation back into the political arena, former EFSA chairman Professor Patrick Wall told FoodProductionDaily.com.
Rumours that the Food Standards Agency could close have drawn concerns of long-term public health costs; while a lawyer says the government send its functions to two government departments without going through parliamentary procedures.
The hung parliament has raised a large question mark over some key areas of food policy, with uncertainty surrounding everything from the future of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to the implementation of Labour’s 2030 strategy, according to law firm...
A reformulated version of Bonsoy soy ‘milk’ has been approved for sale by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), after initially being withdrawn due to raised iodine levels derived from a kombu seaweed ingredient.
Implementing the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommendation that makers of soft drinks with added sugar should introduce 250ml cans and bottles could cost the industry upwards of £10m, according to the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).
No race should have rules that favour the strongest competitors. But unless the capabilities and interests of SMEs are taken into consideration before the starting gun is fired for new food regulations, they will struggle to keep up and may have to drop...
The UK’s Food Standards Agency has unveiled its final recommendations to industry for cutting sugar and saturated fat in soft drinks, confectionery and bakery products, which includes trimming back portion sizes of some products.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board last week accepted a recommendation in a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report to compile a confidential database of food industry research into nanotechnology.