Recent media coverage has suggested that we would no longer be collecting data on the numbers of animals killed by non-stun slaughter in UK abattoirs. No such change was ever planned. It has always been our intention to continue collecting information on the numbers of animals that are slaughtered in abattoirs without being stunned and releasing it publicly.
TNS BMRB conducted research with NI consumers about their understanding of retail food labelling information, how this influences their behaviour and their concerns and priorities around labelling information.
The research involved a combination of eight focus group discussions; eight accompanied shops and a survey using the FSA online panel.
Blossom Cottage is recalling a batch of its Morello Cherry Cordial 500ml bottles because fermentation has occurred in some of the bottles. The affected batch was sold in Sainsbury’s stores. If you have bought this product with a batch number between 2000 16203 and 2230 16203, do not attempt to open the bottle or drink the contents.
Feeding the World International Ltd trading as Get Stuffed is recalling a variety of its Delicious Indian Cuisine on the Go products because their shelf-lives have been extended and so they could potentially pose a risk to human health. The affected products should also display a ‘use by’ date on the label rather than a ‘best before’ date.
The Food Standards Agency has announced the appointment of Colm McKenna to the FSA Board as Board member for Northern Ireland and Chair of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee. Colm will serve an initial three year term ending in 2019.
Interlink is recalling its Pop Millet (Roasted Millet Snack Bar) because it contains peanuts which is not mentioned in English on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.
Bakkavor is recalling some its chocolate eclairs and profiteroles, as a precautionary measure because the products might contain small pieces of metal. The affected products have been supplied to Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
Waitrose is recalling its Waitrose Lovelife Peanuts & Raisins as it contains Waitrose Vitality Mix resulting in the undeclared presence of almonds, Brazil nuts and pistachio nuts. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to these nuts.