News: Northern Ireland

SuperValu recalls four soups that possibly contain plastic

30 July 2015
SuperValu has recalled four flavours of its soup because they possibly contain small pieces of plastic. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat or drink it. The products were only distributed in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Bravura Foods recalls 'Peanut Hottie' Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink

29 July 2015
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

New edition of the Safe Catering guide

8 July 2015
A new edition of the Safe Catering guide has been published by the FSA in Northern Ireland. The new edition, Issue 6 February 2015, includes information for food business operators on how to control the risk of cross contamination from harmful bacteria, and specifically E coli O157.

ACAF open meeting: 19 June 2015

7 July 2015
The open meeting was held at the Queen’s University, Belfast on 19 June 2015. It gave stakeholders an opportunity to observe the Committee at work and ask questions.

FSA Board discussion on raw milk

3 July 2015
The Board of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is set to discuss the conclusions of the FSA’s review of raw drinking milk controls when they meet on Wednesday 15 July 2015.

Maggi Noodles testing results released

1 July 2015
The FSA can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi Noodles in the UK have all found that levels of lead in the product is well within EU permissible levels and would not be a concern to consumers.

Appointments to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food

22 June 2015
FSA Chair, Tim Bennett has announced the appointment of Professor Miren Iturriza-Gómara and Mr Alec Kyriakides as well as two reappointments to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF). The ACMSF provides the Agency with independent advice on the microbiological safety of food.

New study reveals low-income households need to spend a third of weekly income to eat healthily

9 June 2015
Low income households in Northern Ireland need to spend at least one third of their take home income in order to purchase a basket of healthy food – according to a new study by the Food Standards Agency, safefood and the Consumer Council.