Newly-consolidated date-labelling guidelines aim to help reduce food waste, but do nothing to allay the fear of prosecution which makes manufacturers more, rather than less, cautious in this area, according to one legal expert.
The number of imported eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil is now estimated at 700,000, leading the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to reveal recalls for a wide range of food products affecting some of Britain’s biggest retailers.
Recalls of chicken and poultry meat products across Europe are at a 15-year high, according to a report from business consultancy Stericycle Expert Solutions, with bacterial contamination accounting for more than 90% of food alerts.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is confident that its plans for risk-based regulatory change under the Regulating our Future initiative will not be “knocked off course” by the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, currently underway.
The number of allergen recalls in pre-packaged food notified within the EU is likely to be “the tip of the iceberg”, food allergen expert Dr Rachel Ward told delegates at Food Manufacture’s food safety conference last month (June 22).
The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) plan to refocus its resources to investing more money in strategic science and data analysis will give food and drink manufacturers more control over their destiny, according to former-FSA head of local authority enforcement...
Poultry processors’ and retailers’ investments in curbing campylobacter were paying off, said the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after its latest retail survey revealed the highest band of contamination in fresh chicken had fallen to 6.5%.