A European Commission Directive amending Commission Directive
96/77/EC for a fourth time was adopted unanimously by the Standing
Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on 14June 2002,
reports the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
A wide range of dietary supplements sold in the UK have been
irradiated in breach of food regulations, a Food Standards Agency
survey has found. As a consequence companies with affected products
have been told to remove them from...
The UK Food Standards Agency is advising consumers not to eat or
use certain tins of Dragon Boat Shiitake Mushrooms. Tests have
revealed defects in the can seams that could lead to food poisoning
bacteria being present in some of...
Food authorities and health organisations responding to the release
of unpublished research which links frequently consumed
carbohydrate foods to a cancer-causing chemical, are seeking to
With new EU legislation for traceability due in 2005, Britain's
Food Standards Agency has carried out a preliminary study on the
current systems in place in the food chain. Different sectors show
varying levels of concern for...
It comes as no surprise to learn that continued reduction of
microbiological hazards in meat, and strict enforcement of BSE
controls, are among the performance targets set for the Meat
Hygiene Service for the 2002/03 financial year,...
Food manufacturers are frequently failing food hygiene inspections
because they do not know where to turn to for practical solutions,
warned safety and hygiene specialist Seton this week.The UK-based
company carried out research with...
The Food Standards Agency is to start a precautionary testing
programme for nitrofurans in shrimps and prawns from Vietnam,
Myanmar and Thailand, and poultry meat from Thailand, the agency
reported this week.
A seminar dedicated to the implications of QUID Legislation on food
enforcement policy, analytical testing regimes and the
responsibilities of food manufacturers and retailers will take
place in London this month.
Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Manuel Roxas sent
government teams to grocery stores nationwide to search for
imported sauces, which British health authorities say contain high
levels of chemicals that cause cancer if taken...