The results from the FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker for May 2015 have been published. We conduct this tracking survey with consumers, in order to monitor changes in consumer attitudes towards the FSA and food-related issues.
Bravura Foods is recalling its ‘Peanut Hottie’ Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink because a packaging error means a batch contains Peanut Butter & Chocolate Flavour Hot Drink instead. This means soya is not mentioned in the ingredients and the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to soya
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking UK food businesses that sell edible insects to begin preparing for new amendments to EU regulations that may mean some insects will need approval for sale as food.
Brindisa Spanish Foods has extended its recall of its La Chinata Smoked Paprika to batch codes 322 and 324. This is because salmonella has been detected in the product. If you have bought one of these, do not eat it.
Fovitor International Ltd is recalling its Dzomi Palm Oil (1 litre bottle) with a ‘best before’ end date of 31 October 2016 because it contains the illegal dye known as Sudan IV, which is potentially genotoxic and possibly carcinogenic. Sudan dyes are red dyes that are used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, petrol, and shoe and floor polishes.
Purity Soft Drinks Ltd is recalling one batch of its Firefly Lemon, Lime and Ginger Natural Drink (330ml) with a ‘best before’ date of April 2016 and batch code 5029 because some bottles may contain broken glass on the rim of the bottle. This product was only distributed to Asda stores.
A company has applied to the FSA for chia seeds to be approved for use in the European Union (EU) under the simplified approval procedure. Views are wanted on the draft opinion of company’s application by Saturday 25 July. The FSA’s independent expert committee has considered the company’s application and prepared a draft opinion. Views are wanted on the draft opinion before it is finalised.