Seventeen food isolates matching the Salmonella outbreak strain linked to 147 illnesses were detected earlier this year in four plants of one company and the site of a different firm in the United Kingdom.

The Salmonella Agona food isolates were found to be closely genetically related to the human strains.

They were from cucumbers sampled

Some academics have argued an “additional, unnecessary risk” is being created by the Food Standards Agency’s decision to continue major reform of UK food safety regulation during the Brexit negotiations.

One part of the briefing paper looks at the significance of the Regulating Our Future reforms.

The reform program is intended to modify how food…

With multinational retailer Tesco neither willing to confirm nor deny that it is the “Supermarket X” linked to Hepatitis E infections in an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 British sausage lovers annually, some people are beginning to suspect imported pork products were responsible.

According to the World Health Organization:

  • Hepatitis E is a liver disease caused

UKandIreland_406x250Comments, that began on April 4, 2017 and continue to June 27, 2017, are being taken by the Food Standards Agency for Northern Ireland about enforcement of novel foods by food businesses.

The agency says its aim is to ensure effective, consistent and proportionate enforcement of the new novel foods regulations, known as (EU) 2015/2283.…

The Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom this week published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for 2015-16. Information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the country.

FSA logo_406x250The figures show an increase in some local authority enforcement…

In announcing plans to shift food safety regulation away from a “one-size-fits-all” approach, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency also announced it has designed a three-month pilot program that will allow certain big retailers and restaurants to oversee their own food safety operations.

“For many years we’ve had an inspection model that includes sending local…