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
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.
The Covid-19 situation has put a considerable amount of pressure on global food supply chains creating formidable challenges for manufacturers and retailers around ingredient sourcing.
Some businesses are having to switch to new or different ingredie
That is according to research from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
It surveyed senior executives from a range of food businesses on their concerns about food safety and the food industry's current operating environment.
UK law on labelling allergens on food could be tightened as early as next summer, the parents of a teenager who died after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich have said after a meeting with Michael Gove.
Sterling Crew, strategic adviser at Shield Safety Group, believes the two recent Pret allergen deaths expose a ‘worrying weakness’ in food labelling rules.
Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to introduce allergen labelling on all of its products following the death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.
A coroner overseeing the inquest into a teenager with multiple food allergies who died after eating a baguette bought from a Pret a Manger store has expressed concern about labelling regulations.
Food allergies are an increasing Food-Safety issue globally and have emerged as a major public and personal health burden. Codex is currently working on a code of practice on food allergen management for food business operators.
Two men have been arrested over the death of a 15-year-old girl who died after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal. Megan Lee, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, died on 1 January, two days after she was admitted to hospital.
IKEA is recalling six chocolate products because the presence of hazelnut and/or almond is not mentioned correctly in the ingredients list. This means the products are a possible risk for anyone with an allergy to hazelnut and/or almond. The products
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