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No specific link in two related EIEC outbreaks - study

By Joseph James Whitworth

Whole genome sequencing showed organisms isolated from case-patients in two UK outbreaks were genetically related but no specific epidemiologic link was identified, according to a synopsis.

The doors to new applications have been reopened, but there may still be delays, says the resource-strapped Food Standards Agency

UK FSA: "We are working to clear the backlog as quickly as possible."

UK FSA reopens novel foods doors after industry concern

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has backtracked on a decision to close its doors on EU novel foods applications after stakeholder unrest at the UK government austerity driven measure. 

Consultation on sale of raw milk

Public consultation ends April 30

FSA wants clear rules for raw milk

By Rachel Arthur

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is proposing to clarify rules for selling unpasteurized, or raw, milk and cream. 

The food safety watchdog slammed the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers for failing to share information

Meat suppliers group slammed for horsemeat secrecy

By Rick Pendrous

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.

Imports not to blame for food incident report increase - FSA

Imports not to blame for food incident report increase - FSA

By Mark Astley

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.

Suspect foods include household staples like bread, fried potatoes and coffee as well as potato crisps and biscuits.

Acrylamide limit ‘red tape’ premature, says FDF

By Oliver Nieburg

The added bureaucracy of legal limits for acrylamide in foods is preventable as industry efforts to reduce levels have been sufficient, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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