Food Safety

Severe allergic reactions were thrust into the spotlight following the consultation into Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's death

Calls renewed for register of severe allergic reactions

By James Ridler

The creation of a national register to record severe allergic reactions to food could speed up investigations into similar incidents and help prevent future cases, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

Detection and inspection systems have had to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and drastically increased workflows

Detection and inspection

Detection and inspection: food safety tech in a COVID world

By James Ridler

The world has changed a lot over the course of a year. From the way we work to how products reach consumers, every part of the food and drink industry has felt some impact from COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns enforced to help contain its spread.

Unlabeled allergens, salmonella contamination and chocking hazards all sparked recalls in December

December food recall roundup

By James Ridler

Christmas crackers, protein balls and jelly cups were just some of the products recalled by food and drink firms over the Christmas period.

Use by dates for meat can be longer than ten days under new FSA guidelines

FSA scraps ten-day meat product shelf life date guidance

By James Ridler

Meat processors have more freedom to set their own shelf life for vacuum- or modified-atmosphere-packed (VP/MAP) fresh beef, lamb and pork products, according to updated Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines.

Miles: 'local authority food teams went into the pandemic already 20% below full strength'

COVID-19 depletes local authority food safety staff

By Rod Addy

The coronavirus pandemic has slashed local authority food safety staff numbers, which were already significantly below where they needed to be, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.

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