On the basis of current scientific evidence, our advice is that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. This advice follows recent reports about a case of bird flu at a breeding farm in Yorkshire.
Asda has withdrawn packs of its Deliciously Creamy Meal for 1 (Chicken Korma) and its Mild & Aromatic Meal for 1 (Chicken Tikka) because the samosas contain milk, which is not mentioned on the product. Packs of Tasty & Tangy Meal for 1 (Chicken in Black Bean Sauce) are also being withdrawn because the spring rolls contain soya and barley, which is not mentioned on the product.
Marks & Spencer has withdrawn packs of its 4 Mini Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs and packs of its 4 Mini Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate, Garlic & Cumin because some packs do not mention the presence of wheat (gluten). This means the products are a possible risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Marlow Foods Ltd has recalled a date code of Quorn Cottage Pie because some packs have been packed with Quorn Lasagne which contains wheat (gluten) and celery. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and/or an allergy to celery.
Aytac Foods Ltd is withdrawing a batch of Aycan Dried Apricot because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk to those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and sulphites.
Sunburst Snacks is withdrawing all batch codes of its Golden Raisins because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide (sulphites).
In the light of three separate incidents involving six cases of E.coli O157, including five cases in children, potentially linked to the consumption of raw drinking milk, the FSA is reiterating its advice that this sort of milk should not be consumed by children and other vulnerable people.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling on people to check the food hygiene ratings of restaurants before booking Christmas meals out with family and friends. A poll released today found that almost half of the UK public (46%) never check food hygiene ratings of places they plan to eat in.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is calling on people in Wales to check the food hygiene ratings of restaurants before booking Christmas meals out with family and friends, as a new survey reveals that almost a third of Welsh people (32%) report that they plan to book their festive meals during this week or next.