The latest open Board meeting is now available as a video-on-demand.
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.
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.
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.
Major retailers publish April - June 2018 campylobacter results for fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens.
Survey shows over half of young people with a food allergy or intolerance have avoided eating out in the last six months due to their condition.
The agenda and some of the papers for this month’s open Board meeting have been published.
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.
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.