The Food Standards Agency is to hold a public meeting to discuss the future of raw milk regulations in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and is inviting anyone with an interest in the subject to take part in the discussion.
Morrisons is recalling its Seafood Cocktail and Prawn Mayo sandwich fillers, because some of the packs may contain undercooked prawns. If you have bought one of these products, do not eat it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
A company has applied to the Food Standards Agency to market a substance called cycloastragenol as a novel food ingredient. Views are wanted on the company's application to include the extract in food supplements. The deadline for comments is Monday 31 March 2014.
The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its next meeting, which will be held in London on Wednesday 19 March 2014. GACS provides independent challenge and advice on how the Food Standards Agency collects and uses scientific evidence.
The FSA has appointed Professor Guy Poppy as its Chief Scientific Adviser. Professor Poppy, who takes up his role in August, is Professor of Ecology at the University of Southampton where he is also the Director of their Interdisciplinary Research.
The FSA has updated its list of product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children. The manufacturer Henshelwood's Fine Foods has been added to the list. It's product lines are free from the six colours.
Mervyn Briggs from the FSA in Northern Ireland will be delivering a presentation to caterers on the first evening of the IFEX 2014 event in Belfast, and highlight the obligations caterers will face when the new Food Information for Consumers Regulations come into force later this year.
The FSA has launched a consultation to review audit arrangements in approved meat establishments, including slaughterhouses, cutting plants and game handling establishments. The FSA worked closely with meat industry stakeholders to put together the proposal for consultation and is seeking views from any interested parties before Friday 16 May 2014.