Food Safety

24 Jun 2019

Food Standards Authority - allergens reminder and update

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) provides many resources for businesses to promote and enhance food safety generally.In terms of allergens (an issue never far from unwanted headlines), this includes on-line training modules which can be found her...

17 May 2019

Food Safety: Judge reminds operators duty of care they owe to customers with allergies

This week, a Court of Appeal case has once again given a timely reminder to operators of their duty of care to customers with allergies.In Kuddus v R. [2019] EWCA Crim 837 (16 May 2019), which concerned a takeaway owner who was jailed for the ma...

29 Apr 2019

FSA - Food and You 'wave five' survey report published

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just published the findings for wave five of the Food and You survey.The Food and You survey, which includes data from England, Wales and Northern Ireland is used to collect information about the public&r...

04 Feb 2019

FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker published

The FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker (November 2018) results have been published.  The Tracker monitors changes in consumer attitudes to food-related issues, surveying consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Food...

25 Jan 2019

Consultation on amended allergen information provisions

The Government (through Defra) has today launched a consultation on proposed amendments to regulations relating to allergen information for foods that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) to the consumer on the same premises from which they are so...

10 Dec 2018

'Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas'

The Food Standards Agency has issued what appears to be its season advice on food safety over the festive period.This includes the following tips:  When Christmas food shopping, take enough bags with you so that you can separate ou...