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Food Standards Agency (FSA) - Articles and news items

Leading Imperial researcher: Early exposure could reduce later risk of allergy

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  21 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

New Food speak to lead researcher, Robert Boyle following study by Imperial College on whether feeding babies certain allergens might lead to the prevention of risk in later life…

Salmonella risk reduced

Industry news  •  26 July 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

A new report on Salmonella in eggs show that contamination risk has reduced since last report.

E. coli O157 outbreak might be associated with mixed salad leaves

Industry news  •  19 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

PHE has confirmed 151 cases of this strain of E. coli. Two of the individuals with E. coli O157 have died and sixty-two people have received hospital care…

FSA tackles misconceptions on how to freeze food safely

Industry news  •  4 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The FSA is focusing this year’s Food Safety Week on helping people to understand how to waste less food safely by making more of their freezers…

FSA publishes new guidance to help reduce listeriosis

Industry news  •  30 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The FSA has published new guidance, aimed at healthcare and social care organisations, to help reduce the risk of vulnerable groups contracting listeriosis…

NFCU launches Food Crime Confidential

Industry news  •  23 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Food Crime Confidential is a reporting facility where anyone with suspicions about food crime can report them safely and in confidence…

The Food Safety Conference – Risks, Threats & Vulnerabilities

Featured news  •  6 June 2016  •  Food Safety Conference

Where are tomorrow’s food and drink safety threats, recalls, and outbreaks going to appear?

FSA publishes the latest results from its chicken campylobacter survey

Industry news  •  26 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The results continue to show a decrease both in the number of birds with campylobacter on them and those with the highest level of contamination…

KFC launches investigation after faecal bacteria found on ice

Industry news  •  25 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

It has been revealed that an undercover researcher for BBC’s Rip Off Britain was served ice that had faecal bacteria on it at a KFC in Birmingham…

Man Vs Food – Are you prepared for the repercussions of undercooked meat?

Blogs  •  11 April 2016  •  Albert Clamark

Here, Albert Clamark discusses the growing popularity of rare burgers and the steps businesses need to consider when serving them…

FSA publishes list of food incidents handled in Q4 2015

Industry news  •  31 March 2016  •  Victoria White

The list summarises alerts issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products and includes information about foodborne outbreak investigations…

Baketime Ltd recalls various snacks over potential hygiene issues

Industry news  •  30 March 2016  •  Victoria White

The FSA has reported that Baketime Ltd is recalling various branded biscuit, snack and confectionery products as they may have been subject to pest contamination…

CIEH to examine food hygiene practices in the home

Industry news  •  23 March 2016  •  Victoria White

CIEH will seek to discover how cases of foodborne disease caused by faults in the home compares with those caused by eating food prepared outside…

First assessment of food crime in the UK published

Industry news  •  23 March 2016  •  Victoria White

The assessment was carried out to highlight themes and trends in food crime intelligence and establish a baseline understanding of the UK food crime threat…

Giving peanut-containing foods to infants may prevent allergy

Industry news  •  7 March 2016  •  Victoria White

A clinical trial has demonstrated the benefits of consuming peanut-containing foods early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergy…


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