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

The top nine retailers across the United Kingdom have now published their latest testing results on campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens (covering samples tested from January to March), according to the June 15 report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The latest figures show that on average, across the major retailers, 3.8 percent

Food businesses in Europe must take “practical steps” to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems beginning in April. New European Union legislation describes “practical measures” food businesses must take to mitigate acrylamide formation in a range of foods.

Acrylamide is a chemical that may form in some starchy foods during high-temperature cooking, such…

The London-based Food Standards Agency is worried people may believe what they read in the newspaper.

A report that ran last weekend in the lifestyle section of The Daily Mirror about a celebrity chef who claims to love eating raw chicken has the FSA “reiterating our advice not to eat raw chicken.”

In a splashy…

Dutch egg producers’ practice of mixing the toxic insecticide Fipronil with a cleaning agent and sanitizer known as “Dega 16” for use around chickens has apparently led to the world’s largest recall of shell eggs since 2010.

The first Fipronil-contaminated eggs were reported July 20 by food safety authorities in Belgium. The insecticide-tainted eggs turned…

FSAfoodcrimeunit_406x250The United Kingdom’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) is doing a bit of outreach this year.   The 2-year old unit for busting food crimes is inviting people to fill out public surveys and then maybe consider filling out an intelligence report about “any suspicions or information about food crime/fraud…”

The NFCU is the police department…

A report about contaminated meat in the United Kingdom by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a London-based nonprofit that says it exists to “expose wrongs and spark change” lacks accuracy, according to the the UK’s Food Standards Agency.

406x250_fsa315“Recent media reports of contaminated meat do not give the complete picture on the condition of meat…

In the final quarter of 2016, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the United Kingdom issued 34 food notices, including 17 for allergy alerts. Milk, nuts and gluten were the top three undeclared allergens named.

In its wrap-up for the October to December quarter, FSA reported food notices include information on investigations the agency supported…

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has released the four Enforcement Orders it served on food businesses in November for breaches of food safety laws. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • logo-FSAI-with-map-of-IrelandRoma Grill, a take-away,

foodcrimesign_406x250‘Food Crime Confidential’ – a reporting facility where food crime can be reported safely and in confidence, over the phone and through email has been launched in the United Kingdom.

“Food Crime Confidential” is a project of UK’s Food Safety Agency’s (FSA’s) National Food Crime Unit  It is a  reporting facility where anyone with suspicions…

Pet owners in Norway and the United Kingdom are being warned about salmonella in the recall of Natures Menu product Country Hunter 80% Farm Reared Turkey with Wholesome Fruit and Veg (frozen pet food). Nature’s Menu says the recalls involves the 1 Kg. package size with a batch code of 13122017 and a “use by”…