FSA Chair, Heather Hancock, has announced on behalf of the FSA, Defra, Food Standards Scotland and devolved administrations the re-appointment of eight existing members to the independent Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs.
Waitrose is recalling a batch of its 8 Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies as some boxes may contain Hazelnut & Milk Chocolate Cookies. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts or hazelnuts.
CL Trading Ltd is recalling all batch codes of Birthday Cake Cookie Dough Bites because the allergens are not declared in the mandatory format on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy and/or intolerance to wheat (gluten), soya, and/or milk or milk constituents.
The Advisory Committee for Novel Food and Processes (ACNFP) has reviewed two applications from a companies seeking authorisation under the simplified approval novel foods procedure to use their products in the European Union (EU). The ACNFP, which is an independent committee of scientists appointed by the FSA, has completed its assessment and is now asking for comments on their draft opinions.
Sainsbury’s is recalling Taste the Difference Edamame Thai Spiced Dip because it was incorrectly packaged with Feta and Mint yogurt dip which contains milk and pistachio nuts. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to nuts.
FSA has published research carried out by Ipsos MORI, Food handlers and norovirus transmission: Social science insights. This study aimed to help stop the 'winter vomiting bug' norovirus from spreading, by understanding and improving food handler behaviours.
The FSA has today published interim food law enforcement data by local authorities across the UK for the year 2016/17. The information has been provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, and gives a detailed breakdown of food law enforcement activity.