The FSA has today published the final set of results from its year-long survey of campylobacter on fresh chickens. Campylobacter is a food bug mainly found on raw poultry and is the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK.
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.
The agenda and papers for the next open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in London on Wednesday 3 June 2015. It will begin at 9am and will be chaired by FSA Chair Tim Bennett. You can attend in person or watch it live online.
The Food Standards Agency has completed a programme of unannounced inspections of all slaughterhouses in Britain, to ensure that the businesses are meeting their obligations on animal welfare standards and that FSA teams are checking their controls appropriately.
Nua Naturals has recalled its Organic Chlorella Powder with BioCultures (140g) because salmonella has been detected. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
As a modern regulator and independent Government body, the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland protects Northern Ireland consumers with effective enforcement and advice on diet, nutrition and healthy eating. The Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC) acts as an advisory body to the Agency and is chaired by the Northern Ireland member of the FSA Board.
FSA survey data about people’s attitudes and behaviour suggests that there are links between food safety and nutrition practices. This is known after further analysis of Food and You biennial survey data.