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.
A meat processing company has today been prosecuted at Newry Magistrate’s Court for a number of offences relating to serious food fraud. Freeza Meats Ltd, based in Newry, pleaded guilty to a total of twelve offences against the Food Safety Order (NI) 1991 and the General Food Regulations (NI) 2004.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.