In light of the Fipronil in eggs investigation ongoing across Europe, Food Standards Scotland offers its reaction to the challenges we face.
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Outbreaks & product recalls
11 August 2017 | By New Food
700,000 eggs sent to UK in European scandal but the risk remains 'unlikely' for Britons.
8 August 2017 | By New Food
Recalls of chicken and other poultry meats are at their highest level since 2002 according to a report from Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, just as it was revealed that chicken has overtaken red meat as the most popular meat in Britain¹.
The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the disease in cattle. However, isolated cases are still being reported in the EU and for this reason the European Commission asked EFSA to investigate their origin.
Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said EFSA.
The European Commission launches a new EU action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a growing threat that is responsible for 25,000 deaths in the EU every year.
5 June 2017 | By Dr Grace O’Gorman | Technical Policy Assistant | NOAH
Consumers are increasingly driven to understand more about the food they eat and its quality is often reliant on the responsible use of animal medicines.
5 June 2017 | By Sean Crossey (Arc-Net)
"Only 33% of consumers trust food manufacturers to ensure that food is safe to eat." How safe actually is the food we consume? Sean Crossey at arc-net investigates...
Whitepaper: Protecting your brand reputation with automation by eliminating label and packaging errors
1 June 2017 | By OAL
In this whitepaper, OAL explains how manufacturers can protect their brands by discussing the top five reasons for label and packaging errors, how automation can prevent label and packaging errors and ideas on the future development path of automation systems in food manufacturing...
25 May 2017 | By GLOBALG.A.P.
A risk assessment tool for farmers with GLOBALG.A.P. Certification for banana production...
21 February 2017 | By Roy Manuell | Digital Editor
Existence of TTTTF, a kind of stem rust - named for the characteristic brownish stain it lays down as it destroys wheat leaves and stems - damaged tens of thousands hectares of crops in Sicily....
17 February 2017 | By University of Warwick
The 2001 foot and mouth outbreak cost the UK economy an estimated £8 billion. This time around an effective vaccination strategy could prevent this...
9 January 2017 | By University of Surrey
Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports...