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Brexit: taking food safety with us

13 March 2023 | By

Food businesses are waiting on tenterhooks to see what changes the UK Government will make to regulations and standards following Brexit. But how are food safety bodies such as the FSA planning to mitigate industry pressures?


Food additives: consumers’ queries answered

21 November 2018 | By

In your role as a food producer, you’re sure to face questions from the public, especially in the wake of recent high-profile cases of contamination, recalls and mislabelling. The UK’s IFST has produced information to pass on to customers, outlined here.


IFST responds to the FSA’s “Regulating our Future” programme

2 August 2017 | By

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently published a paper outlining progress with the “Regulating our Future” programme*. Institute of Food Science & Technology, the independent qualifying body for food professionals in Europe, recognises the paper reflects the FSA’s current evolution in the thinking, rather than a finished design of the…


Reading it right on novel foods

14 July 2017 | By ,

On 1 January 2018, Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 on novel foods and novel food ingredients will cease to apply, and Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2283 on novel foods will take its place. Although the incoming Regulation 2015/2283 has the same ‘cut off’ date of 15 May 1997 for defining a novel…