A global food standards-setting body has made progress on a range of issues, including E. coli in sprouts and vegetables, Vibrio in seafood, and food hygiene in traditional markets.

The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, addressed the outstanding parts of guidelines adopted in November 2023 at

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Approaches to food safety inspections are similar between five countries but personal preferences could be responsible for some of the differences, according to a study.

Research identified how environmental health practitioners (EHPs) from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Ireland perform food safety inspections. Data was

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has expressed concern that local authorities do not have the resources to deliver food controls.

Local authorities are responsible for enforcing compliance with food safety and standards legislation for food businesses. The FSA monitors and reports on their performance but does not decide how they are funded.

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has dropped some proposed plans as part of updating food hygiene controls following a consultation.

Several stakeholders raised concerns about a new scoring system and frequencies of planned official controls. They would have applied in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. FSA said the plans will

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