Food Standards Agency

Acrylamide legislation: The Food Standards Agency is working with other organisations to develop guidance

Acrylamide legislation set for April, EU confirms

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers will from April 2018 be expected to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems, after legislation was passed by the EU.

The FSA believes third-party hygiene audits need to be more robust

Food Standards Agency reforms are not a ‘secret mission’

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) reforms under its Regulating Our Future (ROF) programme are about making the Agency “fit for purpose” and not a “back door” way of shifting the full cost burden of inspecting food businesses onto the industry while...

Brexit has focused the need for more NFCU powers, says food crime boss Andy Morling

Food Crime Unit needs up to £5M more to investigate fraud

By Rick Pendrous

The National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) would only take on investigatory powers on top of its intelligence gathering activities if it received ministerial support and between £4M and £5M a year of extra government funding, it emerged at the Food Standards...

Sharing intelligence should become the food industry norm: Food Manufacture editor Rick Pendrous


Intelligence sharing must become the norm

By Rick Pendrous

The findings of the report from the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee inquiry into the alleged food safety failings identified by the undercover press investigation into 2 Sisters Food Group’s West Bromwich poultry...

The Food Standards Agency’s remit should be expanded in the run up to Brexit: DWF

Stronger FSA needed to avoid Brexit ‘quagmire’

By Noli Dinkovski

The remit of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) should be expanded to stop the industry sleepwalking into a “regulatory quagmire” after the UK has left the EU, a leading food lawyer has claimed.

Food industry must notify the FSA when serious food safety risks are identified

Food industry must share more data with the FSA

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have welcomed recommendations from a select committee of MPs that there should be a far more systematic process for sharing data and intelligence obtained from private sector audits of food businesses with the Food Standards Agency...

The alleged food safety breaches at 2 Sister’s West Bromwich plant should serve as a ‘wake-up call’

2 sisters food safety incident should act as ‘wake-up call’

By James Ridler

The alleged food safety incident at 2 Sisters Food Group’s West Bromwich chicken cutting plant was not a “one-off” for the company and should act as a “wake-up call” for food regulators and accreditation services, according to a House of Commons report.

David Edwards has criticised the FSA’s plans for certified regulatory auditors

Auditing expert hits out at FSA’s reforms

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) flagship Regulating Our Future (ROF) programme has been criticised for being “on a wobble”, by a leading food hygiene auditing expert.

2 Sisters owner Boparan Holdings has reported a drop in profits in its full-year results

2 Sisters owner’s profits drop in full-year results

By James Ridler

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a £26M drop in operating profit in its full-year results, as it struggles with a “tough trading environment” and rising input costs.

2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan disclosed measures to improve food safety at the firm’s West Bromwich plant

2 Sisters boss sought to reassure MPs on factory safety

By Michelle Perrett

The boss of 2 Sisters Food Group Ranjit Boparan has said he would personally visit all retailers to reassure them of the safety of its West Bromwich plant, which was the subject of an undercover press investigation and Commons select committee inquiry.

Food Manufacture editor Rick Pendrous: cutting food safety corners is common


Cutting food safety corners is common

By Rick Pendrous

This issue of Food Manufacture goes to press the day after 2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Boparan gave evidence to the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee.


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