Food Standards Agency

No horse DNA found in the latest round of FSA testing

Latest round of horsemeat tests negative – FSA

By Nicholas Robinson

Tests for horse DNA on nearly 6,000 meat products carried out by UK local authorities were negative, according to a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The event is in York, UK on 11-12 September

FSA and FERA to hold GMI meeting

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) are organising the Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) meeting on 11-12 September.

FSA talks all things food safety with FQN

FSA: Horse meat was biggest incident in our history

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the horse meat incident dominated last year and it is continuing to learn lessons from what it called ‘the biggest incident in its history’.

Food and drink industry issues tackled at Foodex – video highlights

Foodex 2014

Foodex 2014 – video highlights

By Laurence Gibbons

The consequences of the horsemeat crisis, filling the yawning skills gap, lean and green manufacturing and social media were just some of the topics tackled by the Food Manufacture Group at Foodex 2014, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham...

Watkins: 'Any audit is just a snapshot in time'


Beware due diligence issues post-horsegate – lawyer

By Rod Addy

Due diligence has weaknesses and isn’t a perfect defence against food fraud, despite offering firms legal protection, Dominic Watkins, partner and head of food at law firm DWF has warned.

Poppy: ‘increasingly complex food system’

Guy Poppy named chief scientific adviser of FSA

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Guy Poppy, professor of ecology and director of interdisciplinary research at the University of Southampton, as its chief scientific adviser.

Meat identification project to combat food fraud wins UK grant

Funding boost for food fraud tech

By Joseph James Whitworth

A test to combat food fraud by detecting DNA in processed foods has won funding from the UK government.

The Scottish government pledged to end 'the scourge of misleading information' about the origin of food

'We'll make food labelling clearer': Scottish government

By Michael Stones

Consumers in Scotland will receive far clearer information about the origins of their food, the Scottish government has pledged, after launching a new partnership yesterday (February 11) to deliver that promise.

More than a third of food and drink products sampled failed to contain the ingredients they were claimed to contain

Fewer food inspections ‘encourage food fraud’

By Michael Stones

Fewer local authority inspections of food businesses are encouraging food fraud, warns the boss of the West Yorkshire Food Control Laboratory, after its tests recently revealed more than a third of food and drink products sampled were fake.

Imported ethnic ingredients could pose a safety risk

Novel foods fall through Trading Standards' net

By Nicholas Robinson

Trading Standards (TS) don’t have the resources to check for the potentially dangerous unapproved novel foods illegally on sale on the UK market, it has emerged.

Younger consumers were much less likely to be worried about additives like preservatives and colouring

Food additives among top food safety concerns


Just as many UK consumers are concerned about food additives as about food poisoning, according to the latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).


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