On the basis of current scientific evidence, our advice is that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. The advice follows recent reports of bird flu at a farm in Lincolnshire and in wild birds.
The watercress industry, in collaboration with the FSA/FSS, has produced a draft guide on the safe production of watercress. The guide is designed to provide watercress growers with practical advice on how to comply with food hygiene legislation and other considerations for watercress growers.
Delphi Food Products Ltd is recalling four products because they contain allergens which are not mentioned on the labels. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to the ingredients specified below for each product.
The Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock is inviting applications to fill the posts of Chair and two new members of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF): a medical microbiologist and an expert in consumer issues.
The Co-op is recalling its Irresistible Gingerbread Latte Cake because the product contains walnuts, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.
Alivini Company Limited has taken the precautionary step of recalling 1062 ml jars of Italcarciofi Friarielli (Turnip top leaf in sunflower oil), because preliminary investigations by the National Institute of Health in Italy suggested the product could have been associated with three suspected botulism cases in Italy.
The FSA has published its annual report on progress towards implementation of the UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP). The report, which is based on data collected for 2015, shows that overall level of compliance in all sectors in the UK was satisfactory when assessed against expectations.
Monolith UK Ltd is recalling its Chilled Dried Salted Common Roach because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum. The product is linked to botulism cases in Germany and is being recalled from customers as a precautionary measure.