News: Northern Ireland

Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 21 June 2017

21 June 2017
At its open meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussed principles for its risk management of chemical contaminants; the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015; and developing the FSA’s approach to identifying risks and issues across the food system.

FSA Board meeting: 21 June 2017

21 June 2017
Today's open Board meeting webcast has now finished. It was being chaired by Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock. It will be available as a video-on-demand within the next few days.

Cherry Tree Home Bakery recalls various products because of incorrect allergen labelling (N Ireland only)

16 June 2017
The Cherry Tree Home Bakery is recalling various products because the allergens are not correctly declared on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with allergies, intolerances or sensitivities to wheat (gluten), egg, milk or milk constituents and sulphur dioxide or sulphites. These products were sold locally around the Co Fermanagh area in Northern Ireland.

FSA Chairman Heather Hancock pledges a good relationship with businesses

16 June 2017
Last week Heather Hancock, Chairman of the FSA gave the annual lecture at the Campden BRI Day. Heather talked about the FSA’s intention to build closer relationships with the food and drink industry, addressing an audience of people who work in the food and drink industry and who provide it with scientific and technical services to ensure product safety, quality and process improvements.

Survey shows further reduction in levels of campylobacter in chicken

14 June 2017
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the latest results from its survey of campylobacter on fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens. The figures show that on average, across the market, 6.5% of chickens tested positive for the highest level of contamination, carrying more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (cfu/g). This is down from 9.3%, for the same period last year.

FSA board meeting papers published for June meeting

13 June 2017
The agenda and papers for this month’s open Board meeting have been published. The meeting will be held in Liverpool on Wednesday 21 June 2017. It will begin at 9am and will be chaired by FSA Chair Heather Hancock. You can attend in person or watch it live online.