Food Safety

Warnings have been issued to Government over a lack of clarity surrounding Brexit

Meat industry issues Brexit warnings

By Aidan Fortune

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the Government to ensure that the population continues to have access to quality food once the UK leaves the EU.

Concerns have been expressed over the lack of progress on tackling AMR

AMR data should ‘ring alarm bells’

By Aidan Fortune

The lack of progress on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as worrying, following the publication of new data.

The Food Standards Agency has pledged to keep food safety standards as they are once the UK leaves the EU

FSA reiterates food safety promises

By Aidan Fortune

The chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has pledged to keep food safety standards following the UK’s exit from the EU.

Guidance over raw milk production was discussed by Food Standards Scotland, Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee and Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association

Food bodies meet over raw milk guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) recently met with the Specialist Cheesemaker’s Association (SCA) to discuss the concerns over guidance for the production of cheese made from raw, or unpasteurised,...

The UK and the US are currently at odds over differing food standards including poultry production

US-UK food standards war breaks out

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned against a “race to the bottom” in food standards, following the US ambassador’s suggestion that the UK embrace practices such as chlorine-washed chicken.

Digital technology has a low adoption rate in manufacturers' food safety

Technology downplayed in food safety

By James Ridler

Less than one-in-ten (8%) manufacturers see new digital technology as playing a major role in their food safety schemes, according to a new report by certification body DNV GL.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a Public Information Statement on the dangers of STEC in food

FSS issues STEC food safety advice

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a Public Information Statement to make clear its position regarding the presence of a group of harmful E.coli bacteria called STEC in food.

More than 90% of UK eggs are now produced to British Lion standards

Food fraud fine ‘not fit for purpose’: BEIC

By Noli Dinkovski

Food fraud should be subjected to stronger deterrents after a Dutch trader, convicted of fraudulently selling contaminated eggs as fit for human consumption, was fined €30,000 (£26,260), the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has argued.

Fapas has launched new food proficiency tests for E.coli O157 and campylobacter

New Fapas proficiency tests for labs

By Noli Dinkovski

The risks to public health from listeria, E.coli O157 and campylobacter are the focus of a new range of food microbiology proficiency tests from Fapas.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

The FSA’s Brexit preparations are entering a critical phase

FSA boss Feeney to retire in summer

By Noli Dinkovski

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief executive Jason Feeney has announced he is to retire from the department this summer.

PASS urged manufacturers to provide correct cooking instructions on their products

Get cooking instructions right: PASS

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been urged to ensure they are providing correct cooking instructions on products after a testing services company revealed many were falling short of food safety guidelines.

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