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
Caroline Donovan (FSAI) will explain what you need to do to comply with the law on declaring the use of food allergens in non-prepacked food. In addition, Caroline will introduce you to Menucal which is our free online tool to help food businessses m
A new service to help retailers and high street food-to-go operators monitor and improve the experience of allergy sufferers has been launched today.
Food safety consultancy NT Assure and compliance auditor Serve Legal have collaborated to develop t
Lidl Northern Ireland is recalling three products as the allergens labelling is not in English. This makes the product unsafe for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents, an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and/or a
Further to FSAI food allergen alert 2019.A33, cereals containing gluten may be an undeclared ingredient in Fizzy Mix, Gummy Mix and Fruit Strings sweets, which are packed by Jesels Ltd., Navan/Dunshaughlin. This may make these sweets unsafe for cons
safefood’s 2019 series of workshops ‘Food safety: Helping you to get it right’ for small and medium-sized food businesses are currently underway. The workshops carried out in association with Teagasc provide practical advice and cover areas such as:
Millions of allergy sufferers across the country will be protected by a new law laid in Parliament today which will require more foods to be labelled with allergen information.
The law, which comes into effect from October 2021, will require business
Food allergies affect around two million people in the UK and hospital admissions for serious allergic reactions are increasing. This represents a serious challenge, not only for those living with the conditions, but also for businesses who need to s
A fashionable low-calorie ice cream may contain traces of milk despite being called dairy free, prompting anger among allergy sufferers who describe its labelling as “misleading and confusing”.
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