Northern Ireland’s raw pork exports to the United States may continue after a favorable on-site audit of that country’s meat inspection system by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

FSIS let Northern Ireland’s Chief Veterinarian Robert Huey know the draft final report of the audit was available by letter on Jan. 3, 2018 and…

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines,” said early-American philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

But in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, consistency gets greater appreciation. In its recent evaluation of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…

Two British food company executives are behind bars for the the role they played in Europe’s 2012 scandal that saw horse meat passed off as beef.

Andronicos Sideras, owner of Dinos and Sons Ltd., and Ulrich Nielsen of Flexi Foods were sentenced to four years and six months and three years and six months imprisonment,…

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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food safety unit is going to do more “species testing” on imported beef products from Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, but it will be doing more screenings than detailed DNA analyses, it says. In addition, USDA will be conducting species testing on more imported ground beef…

Six more people are confirmed to be victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people in Northern Ireland. One restaurant, Flicks, has been named as the source of the illnesses. A total of 130 confirmed and 163 probable cases have been linked to the outbreak, reported the Belfast Public Health…

Update: Since this article was originally published, eight more cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed to be part of this outbreak,  bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 98. There are an additional 175 suspected cases, according to North Ireland’s Public Health Agency, as reported by BBC News on the afternoon of Monday

At least 179 citizens of Northern Ireland are suspected to be infected with E. coli after eating at Flicks Restaurant in Belfast, BBC reports. An official from the Public Health Agency called it the nation’s worst E. coli outbreak ever. Thus far, officials have identified 25 laboratory-confirmed cases and 154 suspected cases. Six people…

Just before the 2012 Summer Olympics, restaurants in London are publicly posting their inspection ratings for the first time.

It’s not an A-to-F letter grade like those now seen in many locations in the United States including New York City. Instead, England is using the 1-to-5 scale of its Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS).

The…