Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Outcomes from a workshop have shown that people don’t want diverging food safety standards between nations in the United Kingdom, according to research published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Reasons given for these views include thinking it would mean additional complications for businesses and consumers, impact trade, and lead

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According to two UK food agencies, the likelihood of vulnerable people contracting listeriosis from blue cheese is very low.

A Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) risk assessment found the severity of Listeria monocytogenes infection in vulnerable people is high. However, the frequency of listeriosis in these groups from consumption

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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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One person has died in a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak in the United Kingdom, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

UKHSA, Public Health Scotland (PHS), and other agencies are investigating the E. coli O145 outbreak identified by analyzing whole genome sequencing (WGS) data.

Thirty confirmed cases

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