Consultation on the provision of precautionary allergen labelling and precautionary allergen information, such as 'may contain' on many types of food sold in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
On 28 February 2018 LGC hosted a workshop titled 'An analytical roadmap for detecting allergens'.
Food allergens represent a clear threat to the health and well-being of those affected and place an increasing pressure on food producers and the regula
Millions of people living with food allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease will be able to make safer choices about the food they buy as a new allergen labelling law comes into effect today, 1 October.
New research from GS1 reveals a worryingly high number of people in the food industry are unaware of the Natasha’s Law legislation coming into effect in October, and highlights a gap between large franchises and small independent businesses.
The FSA Board reiterated its commitment to working with a range of other government agencies and increasing its science and research capability to become a “champion of the food hypersensitivity cause” as members responded to two reports on the issue
New research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found that food businesses’ handling of allergens has significantly improved since new regulations came into force in 2014. The regulations make it mandatory to provide information to consumers ab
Ireland recorded a notable increase in food and allergen alerts in 2020 compared to the year before.
There were 167 alerts this past year, compared to 107 in 2019. Of these, 112 were food alerts and 55 were allergen warnings, according to figures fro
In the latest FSA Takeaway, two experts discuss some key findings of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Research Programme, how good quality research informs the FSA’s work, and where its next study will lead.
The Food Standards Agency has launched a campaign today advising young adults to speak up about their food allergies every time they order a takeaway.
A non-profit group has added its voice to a chorus of growing safety concerns about the rise in businesses operating out of people’s homes.
The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation said urgent government intervention on food safety standards is requir
Scientists have revealed how genes influence chickens’ resistance to Campylobacter.
Their study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, also identified that when designing control strategies for the bacteria non-genetic factors should be taken
Can edible insects trigger allergies? In September 2020, the BfR launched a new joint research project to protect consumers from potential allergic reactions: Allergen-Pro. The aim:
to establish methods for the in-depth analysis of allergens in food a
Consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on the proposed approach to technical amendments to NI domestic legislation relating to food and feed safety and hygiene, food compositional standards and food labelling (including nutrition labelling).
Tesco is recalling batches of four varieties of its pesto products listed above, as they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label.
Following the successful series of allergen masterclasses for staff and students in the colleges of further and higher education in Northern Ireland in 2018, the programme is being rolled out to the catering & hospitality students and staff in the d
safefood and the Institute for Global Food Security in Queen’s University Belfast hosted a one-day conference that focused on the analysis of food allergens, their management in the supply chain and the regulation and enforcement of food law on aller
Failing to declare allergens on food labels is a breach of regulations and can put lives at risk. The law relating to allergen labels was changed recently to reduce the risks to consumers. But recent cases of flawed and misleading food labelling, som
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