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'Look before you book' this Christmas, says Food Standards Agency

6 November 2014
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling on people in Wales to check the food hygiene ratings of restaurants before booking Christmas meals out with family and friends, as a new survey reveals that almost a third of Welsh people (32%) report that they plan to book their festive meals during this week or next.

WFAC open meeting invite

23 October 2014
The Welsh Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency is holding its next open meeting in Cardiff on Thursday, 30 October 2014.

WFAC open meeting invite

26 August 2014
The Welsh Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency is holding its next open meeting in Cardiff on Monday, 8 September 2014.

Barbecue bellyaches as nine in 10 Welsh people risk food poisoning

21 August 2014
With Wales having enjoyed a sunny summer, barbecues have been firmly on the menu. The approaching bank holiday weekend (22-25 August) signifies the end of the summer holidays for many of us before we return to work or school. It’s no surprise then that over half of us (61%) are planning to take advantage of what might be the last barbecue of the season.

Food and feed law enforcement in Wales: report for Welsh Government published

23 July 2014
In January 2014, the FSA was commissioned by the Welsh Government to conduct a review of progress in the delivery of food and feed safety in Wales since 2009 and to advise the Welsh Government on challenges facing Wales.

Food allergen management workshop: Royal Welsh Show 23 July 2014

11 July 2014
The Food Standards Agency will be holding a food allergen management workshop to raise awareness of the proposed changes due to take effect from December 2014. The workshop is aimed mainly at food business operators, such as food manufacturers, food processors and caterers, as well as local enforcement authorities.

New appointment to FSA's Welsh Food Advisory Committee

4 July 2014
The Food Standards Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to the Welsh Food Advisory Committee (WFAC).

WFAC meeting 17 July 2014

1 July 2014
The Welsh Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency is holding its next open meeting in Cardiff on Thursday, 17 July 2014. You are invited to attend.

Parents in Wales serve up their kids' food hygiene habits

18 June 2014
Parents in Wales have a big influence on their children’s food hygiene habits, according to our survey. The results show a link between how people in the country currently prepare their food and the behaviours they experienced when they were kids. More than two thirds of adults in Wales (72%) said their parents insisted on washing hands before meals, with 63% now doing the same themselves.

We are urging people in Wales to stop washing raw chicken

16 June 2014
We have issued a call for people in Wales and across the UK to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, which can lead to a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning. The call comes as new figures released today show that 48% of people in Wales always wash chicken before cooking it.

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