Food Safety

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...

30 Oct 2018

Manslaughter Conviction Following Allergy Death

At a hearing before Manchester Crown Court the owners of the Royal Spice Takeaway in Oswaltwistle were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Megan Lee in 2016 who had suffered irreversible brain damage caused by a...

17 Sep 2018

Food allergies - and young people

New research reveals challenges facing young people with food allergies and intolerances.  A new survey shows over half of young people with a food allergy or intolerance have avoided eating out in the last six months due to their condition. ...

03 Sep 2018

Wales – ‘Regulating Our Future’ - Amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice

The Regulating Our Future (ROF) Programme aims to modernise how food businesses in Wales, England and Northern Ireland are regulated, to ensure that ‘food is safe and what it says it is’.  The Food Standards Agenc...