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Friday 7 March 2014
Last Tuesday's open Board meeting is now available as a video-on-demand and as a podcast. The meeting was chaired by Food Standards Agency Chair Tim Bennett.
Wednesday 5 March 2014
The FSA has appointed Professor Guy Poppy as its Chief Scientific Adviser. Professor Poppy, who takes up his role in August, is Professor of Ecology at the University of Southampton where he is also the Director of their Interdisciplinary Research.
Monday 3 March 2014
The FSA has updated its list of product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children. The manufacturer Henshelwood's Fine Foods has been added to the list. It's product lines are free from the six colours.
Thursday 27 February 2014
The FSA has launched a consultation to review audit arrangements in approved meat establishments, including slaughterhouses, cutting plants and game handling establishments. The FSA worked closely with meat industry stakeholders to put together the proposal for consultation and is seeking views from any interested parties before Friday 16 May 2014.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking to appoint a specialist adviser with expertise in the area of analytical flow cytometry to provide independent advice to the FSA’s Food Allergy and Intolerance Branch.
Friday 21 February 2014
The agenda and papers for this month's open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in London on Wednesday 5 March 2014. It will begin at 9am and will be chaired by FSA Chair Tim Bennett. You can attend in person or watch it live online.
Tuesday 18 February 2014
A company has applied to the FSA to extend the use of phytosterol esters as a novel food ingredient, and views are wanted on the draft opinion of the FSA's independent advisory committee. Phytosterol esters are used by the food industry for their cholesterol-lowering properties. Free phytosterols are naturally present at low levels in vegetable oils and in food derived from such oils.
Tuesday 18 February 2014
A company has applied to the Food Standards Agency to market an algal oil under the Novel Food Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 and views are wanted on the draft opinion of the FSA's independent advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on Novel foods and Processes (ACNFP). The deadline for sending comments is Friday 28 February 2014.