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Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 19 September 2018

At its quarterly meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussions included: further elements of the regulatory reform programme (Regulating Our Future or ROF); progress on food and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including in the dairy sector; its annual report on animal welfare; and changes to its governance arrangements in consequence of EU Exit.
19 September 2018

Update on development of National Inspection Strategies for food

We have today published an evaluation of our National Inspection Strategies’ (NIS) work and draft standards that local authorities and business partnerships will have to meet if they wish to have a NIS for food hygiene recognised by the FSA.
14 September 2018

FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the year 2017/18. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the three countries.
13 September 2018

Campylobacter levels hold steady

Major retailers publish April - June 2018 campylobacter results for fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens.
13 September 2018

Publication of survey of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria in chicken and pork

We have today published the results of a survey we commissioned to assess the amount of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria in fresh pork mince and fresh and frozen chicken on sale in shops in the UK. These findings will help to establish a baseline of the occurrence, types and levels of AMR in bacteria found in these UK retail meats which will inform future surveillance on AMR in these foods.
5 September 2018

2017 Annual Report on UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published

The FSA has published its annual report on progress towards implementation of the UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan. The report, which is based on data collected for 2017, shows that overall level of compliance in all sectors in the UK was satisfactory when assessed against expectations.
30 August 2018

Bank holiday barbecue checklist

With an estimated 33 million people planning to have a barbecue over the bank holiday weekend come rain or shine, we are providing some top tips to help prevent food poisoning.
22 August 2018