The agenda and papers for this month's open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in London on Wednesday 15 March 2017. It will begin at 9am and will be chaired by FSA Chair Heather Hancock. You can attend in person or watch it
This consultation seeks views on the enforcement of gluten labelling rules for food businesses in England, which label food as 'gluten-free' or 'very low gluten'. The aim is to ensure consumers who avoid gluten for medical reasons are not misled or c
Professor Guy Poppy, the FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser, published the latest edition of his Science Report today. It examines the science behind antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, and presents the latest findings around the role that food plays in th
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) welcomed this week’s successful prosecution of a slaughterhouse operative in Staffordshire. Mr Anthony Bagshaw was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court. The case, prosecuted with the Crown Prosec
The FSA have published research which shows that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle campylobacter on chickens – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK.
The FSA is today publishing a summary of food incidents handled between April and June 2016. This list summarises alerts issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products.
A report published today by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) into egg safety has shown a major reduction in the risk from salmonella in UK eggs.
The Chair of the Food Standards Agency and the Chief Medical Officers of the Department of Health and the devolved administrations invite applications for specialist and non-specialist members of the COT which will become vacant on 31 March 2017.
The National Food Crime Unit has today launched ‘Food Crime Confidential’ - a reporting facility where food crime can be reported safely and in confidence, over the phone and through email. The facility is particularly targeted at those working in or
Bites is produced by the Food Standards Agency and provides an excellent overview of how food safety is organised within the EU, the newsletter includes viewpoints of representatives from the consumer sector, the food industry, the farming community,
This webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure scientific footing.
Jeff Rooker, Chair of the Food Standards Agency, has announced the appointment of Catherine Brown as the FSA's new Chief Executive. Catherine Brown is currently the Chief Executive of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), an e
The Food Standards Agency has today changed its precautionary advice to consumers following the recent outbreaks of E. coli O104:H4 in Germany and France linked to sprouted se
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