The FSA has today published a systematic review of the available evidence on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food. The review looked at research on the presence of AMR in bacteria in a number of different foods sold at retail.
Our Chief Executive, Catherine Brown, has decided to move on from the FSA and we are looking to recruit her successor through open competition, with interviews planned for early in the new year. We are pleased that Catherine will be with us until the end of March 2017 in her current role and will be making herself available to support a smooth transition to her successor when appointed.
In the run-up to Christmas, the Food Standards Agency is promoting a range of messages to help people plan their festive cooking and work out what and when to cook, freeze and defrost in order to have a less stressful and wasteful Christmas. These messages will be delivered by the ‘FSA Freezer Fairy’ in the form of tips and advice.
You can get involved in our Food Surveillance Summit on Tuesday 29 November by watching the webinar, from 9.15am, of the introductory session online or following the whole conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #foodsurv. This event is part of the development phase for a new food surveillance approach and we need your views.
The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the country.
ALDI is recalling its Chinese Chicken Curry with Egg Fried Rice because it contains milk which is not declared within the ingredients list. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.
We welcomed this week’s successful prosecution of Al-Ummah Halal Poultry Limited, which was sentenced after pleading guilty before Barnsley Magistrates Court in relation to food safety related offences.