Uk Food Standards Agency


FSA’s ‘evolutionary thinking’ endorsed by IFST

By Will Chu

The Institute of Food Science and Technology have given their backing to the Food Standards Agency’s ‘risk management framework’ recognising its ‘evolutionary thinking’ in enforcing food laws.

PHE reminded people to maintain good hygiene and preparation practices with salad items

Salad link in UK E. coli illnesses

By Joseph James Whitworth

Salad has been linked to 32 cases of E. coli O157 infection in the UK, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Hancock: Building relationships with organisations like Public Health England is absolutely essential. Picture: Istock/AndreyPopov

Food Crime Unit must move faster - incoming FSA chair

By Joseph James Whitworth

The incoming UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) chair has said she is ‘surprised’ the Food Crime Unit (FCU) is not moving faster and it reflects the need to inject a bit more agility and pace into the agency.

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK

More reaction after FSA publishes Campylobacter in chicken results

PHE hopes Campylobacter findings encourage action

By Joseph James Whitworth

Public Health England (PHE) has said any initiative that helps reduce Campylobacter infections is welcomed after a UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey found 70% of chickens sold in UK supermarkets tested positive for the bug.

The UK Food Standards Agency has published new guidelines to help small and medium sized businesses meet new allergen labelling rules.

New advice and infographic for SMEs

FIC update: UK publishes advice for SMEs on food allergen labelling

By Nathan Gray

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued technical guidance to help small and medium-sized (SME) businesses comply with new rules on allergen labelling and information, which take effect later this year as part of the Food Information for Consumers...

British meat industry to introduce DNA testing

British meat industry to introduce DNA testing

By Carina Perkins and Ed Bedington

Some in the British meat industry are set to introduce DNA testing on meat products to reassure consumers in the wake of the horse meat contamination scandal.

DSM is regarded as meat by the FSA and currently counts towards the meat content of meat products.

UK processors blast FSA over desinewed meat moratorium

By Mark Astley

The UK has vowed to suspend the production desinewed meat (DSM) following pressure from the European Commission (EC) – a move the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has labeled a “criminal waste of a valuable product.”

Campylobacter hits 500,000 people every year in the UK

11m working days a year lost in UK to stomach bugs

By Rory Harrington

Campylobacter and norovirus were highlighted as two major causes of the 11m working days lost in the UK economy every year because of stomach upsets, according to new research.

End to OTM rule?

End to OTM rule?

Cost-cutting measures could mean an end to current BSE controls,
with the over 30 months (OTM) rule replaced by BSE testing.

AOC basmati

AOC basmati

New guidance aimed at ensuring UK consumers are not bluffed into
buying rice incorrectly labelled as 'basmati' has been published
this week by the UK Food Standards Agency.


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