Food Safety

27 Mar 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Government guidance for closed premises.

Following new regulations, which were published yesterday, imposing a range of restrictions the government reissued guidance to affected businesses last night.The guidance offers further clarifications to effected businesses regarding the exempt...

25 Mar 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scottish Government issue advice

On Wednesday 25th March, the Scottish Government issued guidance for leisure and retail businesses who are subject to closure.  This follows closely advice already published by the UK Government.  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, s...

23 Mar 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know -Takeaway Food - Additional Controls

As previously reported the Government introduced on Saturday regulations compelling many premises to close including pubs, restaurants and cafes.It is important to note that those regulations distinguish between on and off sales.  Pubs, caf...

27 Jan 2020

FSA consults on updated guidance following change to allergen labelling law

Legislative changes were introduced by the Government in September 2019 after a UK-wide consultation following the death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse. Natasha died as a result of an allergic reaction to sesame in a baguette she had eat...

16 Jan 2020

Misleadingly describing food - restaurant chain received large fine

On Tuesday this week, a leading Italian style restaurant was fined £40,000 for misleadingly describing food, following the admission of the charge at Swansea Magistrates' Court last year.The dish in question was the 'Aragosta e Gamberoni' ...

20 Sep 2019

Food Standards Agency (FSA) announces new plans to enhance protection for people with food allergies and intolerances

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board  have confirmed a series of new measures to protect those with food allergies and intolerances.The measures were discussed as part of their quarterly Board meeting on Wednesday 18 September in Belfast. ...