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Outbreaks & product recalls


Cutting plant suspension lifted

18 March 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The FSA has granted conditional approval to the Aberystwyth meat plant that had its approval suspended during the horse meat investigations...

Update on EU sampling programme

28 February 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The FSA is publishing further details of the European Union sampling programme that was agreed by member states...

A message from Findus UK

22 February 2013 | By Findus UK

Findus UK can now confirm that ‘bute’ (phenylbutazone) was not found in the Beef Lasagne (withdrawn from sale on the 4th February)...

Food Safety supplement 2013

22 February 2013 | By Dr Hilde Kruse, Helen Bahia, Knuth Lorenzen

Antibiotic resistance: a major concern for food safety (Dr Hilde Kruse, Programme Manager Food Safety, WHO Regional Office for Europe)Meat contamination in Europe (Helen Bahia, Editor, New Food)CIP tank farm arrangements (Knuth Lorenzen, EHEDG President)

Burger company withdraws products

21 February 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Testing carried out by Powys County Council has shown that three samples of beef burger products have tested positive for at least 1% horse meat...

FSA meat testing survey expanded

19 February 2013 | By Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The FSA has expanded its UK-wide survey of food authenticity in processed meat products being carried out through local authorities...