News: Northern Ireland

Premia Health is extending its recall to include Protein Active Shakes (including Diet Whey and Protein), Protein Active Paleo Bars and Premia Health Premia Whey Tubs

1 July 2016
Premia Health is extending its recall to include Protein Active Shakes (including Diet Whey and Protein), Protein Active Paleo Bars and Premia Health Premia Whey Tubs, because they contain one or more of the following allergens: soya and egg, which is not mentioned on the product labels. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya and/ or egg.

FSA Board meeting papers published

30 June 2016
The agenda and papers for this month's open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in London on 13 July. It will begin at 9am and will be chaired by Heather Hancock. You can attend in person or watch it live online.

Listeriosis guidance published

30 June 2016
New guidance has been published, aimed at healthcare and social care organisations, to help reduce the risk of vulnerable groups in their care contracting listeriosis.

Premia Health recalls Protein Active Diet Whey Shake

20 June 2016
Premia Health is recalling a batch of Protein Active Diet Whey Shake, which was sold through Poundland stores, because the presence of soya is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

Science report on exciting developments in whole-genome sequencing published

13 April 2016
The FSA has today published the new Science Report by its Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Guy Poppy. In this third issue of the Science Report, Professor Poppy looks at whole-genome sequencing, the science of mapping the genetic make-up of micro-organisms, and how this new technology can help the FSA’s work to ensure food is safe and authentic.

Voluntary Labelling of Country of Origin

25 March 2016
European food labelling legislation Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 on Food Information to Consumers introduced in December 2014 sets out requirements for ‘voluntary labelling’- including country of origin - stating that any additional voluntary claims must not mislead, be ambiguous or confuse consumers.

Launch of the New Eatwell Guide

23 March 2016
The Eatwell Guide has been launched by the FSA in Northern Ireland to replace the Eatwell plate and now reflects updated dietary recommendations, including those on sugar, fibre and starchy carbohydrates from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on Carbohydrates and Health in 2015.

New appointments to the FSA Board

16 March 2016
The Food Standards Agency has announced four new appointments to the FSA Board. David Brooks, Rosie Glazebrook, Stewart Houston and Paul Williams will serve an initial three year term ending in 2019.

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