Food Safety

The FSA has unveiled its research priorities

FSA highlights research priorities

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will focus research on four key areas: food hypersensitivity and allergy; assuring food safety and standards; innovation in food regulation; and the future of food systems.

Vestey Foods' Thompson uses thermal processing and allergen control as examples

Technical Opinion

Food safety: why validations and 'worst-case scenarios' are vital

By Chris Thompson

Even technical experts sometimes confuse validations with verifications, but both are crucial aspects of food safety processes, as is the 'worst-case scenario' approach, argues Chris Thompson, technical manager at Vestey Foods UK.

2 Sisters Coronarvirus cluster has been contained

2 Sisters coronavirus cases contained

By Michelle Perrett

Health officials have revealed that the 2 Sisters Coronavirus outbreak at the Llangefni factory in Wales has been “contained” and there is no evidence of community transmission.

More than 1m people have signed the NFU's petition calling for the safeguarding of food standards post-Brexit

Food standards petition reaches 1m signatures

By James Ridler

More than 1m people have signed a petition urging the Government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in imported foods that would be illegal to produce in the UK.

The spread of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 has been facilitated by social media, warned Buttriss

Opinion

COVID-19: beware false immune health promises

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss warns of the threat of false immune health promises being circulated during the COVID-19 crisis.