Food Safety

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...

30 Apr 2018

Leaving the EU: Food Safety overview.

A new House of Lords library briefing provides an overview of food safety law in the UK, and the bodies involved in overseeing and regulating food safety. It then examines the possible implications of the UK’s departure from the EU fo...

29 Mar 2018

Soft Drinks Industry Levy - 6th April 2018

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect.Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions:it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or lessit’s either ready to drink, o...