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.
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.
The FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker (May 2018) results have been published today. We conduct this tracking survey with consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to monitor changes in consumer attitudes towards food-related issues and the FSA.
The Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland are reminding people that most frozen vegetables, including sweetcorn, need to be cooked before eating. This includes if adding them to salads, smoothies or dips.
The Food Standards Agency has successfully completed a pilot using blockchain technology in a cattle slaughterhouse. It's the first time blockchain has been used as a regulatory tool to ensure compliance in the food sector.
Our independent Science Council met in London this week as we work towards putting science at the heart of everything we do.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for the last financial year. It covers our performance and activities in 2017/18 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland at a net cost of £93.2m.
The Food Standards Agency welcomes the conviction of a man on charges of manslaughter and supplying an unsafe food supplement, connected to the DNP-related death of student Eloise Parry.