The health watchdog has pointed a finger of blame at politicians for failing to reduce population salt intakes since 2014, the year the food industry was voluntarily encouraged to follow the Government’s previously successful salt reduction programme.
The CBD novel foods regulatory procedure is moving at a deathly slow pace thanks to an ill-thought through process which has left investors worried and brands in the lurch, an industry expert tells NutraIngredients.
In the UK, a food processor has been accused by former employees of “washing” hams that are visibly gone off and mislabelling products as retail. The allegations have brought the meat industry as a whole, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in particular,...
In the US, a cultivated meat product has successfully completed the FDA’s pre-market safety review, moving it one step closer to commercialisation. What implications does this regulatory greenlight have for Europe’s cell-based meat sector?
A survey in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland is asking the big questions: Are consumers willing to try cell-based meat? Have they heard of genetic modification? And are they reducing how much red meat, poultry, and fish are on their plates?
One of the UK’s biggest white label manufacturers, purely dedicated to CBD, believes the publication of the Food Standard’s Agency list will leave the market with a “pool of very vanilla products” and says it’s frustrating after the industry has moved...
The UK Food Safety Authority (FSA)’s Novel Foods process is not fit for purpose and is holding back originality and growth in the UK’s food and beverage industry, believes Richard Horwell, owner of London-based Brand Relations, a specialist food and drink...
The food system is exposed to increased food safety risks from climate change – a danger regulators must be mindful of, UK Food Safety Agency Chair Professor Susan Jebb suggests. Authorities also need to help the sector mitigate the contribution it currently...
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has backtracked on its initial expectation for companies to make their novel foods applications at least five weeks in advance of the deadline and confirmed that it will accept applications up until March 31st, after receiving...
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has received clarification from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) regarding updated deadlines set for Cannabinoid (CBD) firms to apply for Novel Foods status.
The Cannabis Trades Association is putting pressure on the Food Standards Agency to keep cannabidiol-infused food and drink products – legally classified as ‘unauthorised novel foods’ – on retail shelves in the UK.
Children’s drink manufacturer Appy Food & Drinks has been told to stop referring to its juice as “100%” natural as they contain calcium lactate and glucose-fructose syrup by the UK’s advertising watchdog.
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.
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.
Smaller scale manufacturers of bakery, soft drinks, confectionery and ready meals are the target of new guidance from the UK’s FSA on alternative colouring options for the reformulation of products that still contain one or more of the ‘Southampton six’...
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said overhauling the meat inspection charging regime in the UK will cost the industry far less than originally forecast as it challenged concerns raised by the sector over the proposals.
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.
80 per cent of consumers are unable to identify the types and proportions of foods needed for a healthy balanced diet, according to a new survey, Food and You conducted by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
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.
Proposals to fit surveillance cameras in UK slaughterhouses to combat animal welfare abuses must remain voluntary as violations are relatively rare, said the head of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).
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.
The great carve up of the UK’s Food Standards Agency responsibilities has come into effect, with the agency retaining only the food safety remit and other aspects going to the Defra and the Department of Health.
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).
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the UK’s Food Standards Agency. Sue Davies, chief policy advisor at consumer group Which?, which fought for the FSA’s creation in the wake of the BSE crisis, shares her views on its job over the last 10 years.
Research into the factors causing the growing overweight and obesity levels in the UK should inform the bulk of future commissioned research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), according to experts reviewing the agency’s nutrition research portfolio.
The director of a British food supplier which falsely described its products as organic has been jailed for more than two years, in what is believed to be the first custodial sentence for organic food fraud in the UK.