The consultation will look at changing the bread and flour regulations that have been in place for more than 20 years, but some in the baking sector think it does not go far enough.
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UK health authorities are concerned that some vulnerable consumers are at risk of Listeriosis, which can be more serious for some groups of people.
The two UK food standards authorities have identified the biggest risks to food safety, but overall they conclude that food standards have been maintained despite the challenges of the past 18 months.
Further restrictions on UK shoppers are in place after Tesco was reported to be the third supermarket to limit sales of cooking oil.
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.
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.