News: Northern Ireland

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.

Ballymoney dairy farmer pleads guilty to hygiene offences

5 June 2015
A Ballymoney dairy farmer has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to offences under the Food Hygiene Regulations (NI). He was fined £500, court costs and an offender’s levy on one charge and given a conditional discharge for two years on the remaining five charges.

FSA Board meeting now available online

5 June 2015
Last Wednesday's open Board meeting is now available as a video-on-demand and as a podcast. The meeting was chaired by FSA Chair Tim Bennett.

Distell recalls wines that possibly contain very small fragments of glass

2 June 2015
Distell has recalled various bottles of wine because they might contain very small fragments of glass. The wines are sold by Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose. If you have bought one of the products, do not use it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Join the Big Sunday Roast!

22 May 2015
As we get closer to the long weekend, we know that many will be planning meals with family and friends. So for this year’s Food Safety Week, join the Big Sunday Roast and be part of the Chicken Challenge.