The agenda and papers for the next open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in Belfast on Wednesday 10 September 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.
Triano Brands has withdrawn a batch of Tofutti Original Minis with a 'best before' date of 15 May 2015 because the product contains soya and this is not mentioned on the front of the packet. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to soya. Only individual pots with a foil lid mentioning soya as an ingredient are affected.
The FSA is today reminding caterers of its advice on the safe handling of eggs. Strong circumstantial evidence suggests that eggs used in catering establishments may be linked to the recent outbreak of salmonella in England.
The Veterinary Residues Committee (VRC) is inviting industry stakeholders and members of the public to its open meeting at 10.30am on Thursday 11 September 2014. The meeting will be held at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency near Weybridge, Surrey. The VRC is the independent scientific advisory committee that oversees UK residue surveillance of veterinary medicines in food.
With the UK having enjoyed a sunny summer, barbecues have been firmly on the menu. The approaching summer bank holiday weekend signifies the end of the holidays for many of us before we return to work or school. It’s no surprise then that over half of us (54%) are planning to take advantage of what might be the last barbecue of the season.
Sainsbury's has recalled its Freefrom Oaty Muesli because a limited number of packets may contain almonds and hazelnuts, which are not declared on the label. This poses a public health risk to those who are allergic to almonds and/or hazelnuts.
Waitrose has recalled its Waitrose Brazilian Chardonnay as the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites.
Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling branded bottles of sports-cap drinks and 750ml milk drink products with ‘best before’ dates between and including 19 December 2014 and 11 April 2015. This is because they contain a type of the bacteria known as Bacillus, which can cause food poisoning. This means the products are a possible health risk to consumers.