Following the announcement of £19.2 million for a cross-government surveillance project to protect public health, the FSA’s Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Robin May explains why it is needed.
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Food Standards Scotland says it has consulted with the Scottish food industry on the new legislation, which will come into effect in October following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse in 2016.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) Chief Scientific Advisor, Robin May, discusses the newly published ‘Consumer perceptions of genome edited food’ report, ahead of DEFRA’s announcement of next steps for the regulation of genetic technologies.
The Scottish food safety authority has published the report after a 2019 survey found dangerous pathogens present in some beef mince samples.
A new law is set to come into force in Scotland later this year which will make allergen information on certain products compulsory.
Mark Willis, Head of Contaminants and Residues Branch, FSA, outlines some FAQs around the new regulated products process following the end of the Brexit transition period.
The FSS has released Covid inspection advice and warns businesses that action will be "stronger" for those without sufficient safety measures in place.
Risk analysis and UK authorisation of substances in food and feed – what you need to know for January 2021
Phil Flaherty, Head of Risk Analysis and Trade Policy Unit, FSA, offers clarity on soon to come changes related to risk analysis and UK authorisation of substances in food and feed.
While most of Scotland’s food industry remains legitimate, Food Standards Scotland has noted that there are a small minority of individuals ‘willing to cut corners and take advantage of the pandemic’.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is highlighting the risks of lead sources on farms, after reports to its Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) in the last three months have already surpassed the whole of the last recording year.