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Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 12:11
The Science and Technology Committee has published the Government’s response to its Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research report which was released on 18 November...
Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 11:57
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a public consultation on implementing the provisions in the Enterprise Act 2016 that simplify and extend Primary Authority to...
Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 10:43
The Food Standards Agency has responded to reports by the media on contaminated meat entering the food chain.  The agency states that their “Meat Hygiene Inspectors and Official Veterinarians inspect...
Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 09:50
Do you have an interest in food regulations? Would you like to take an active role in leading a response to a consultation? IFST is currently developing a response to Food Standards Scotland...
Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 09:02
According to the latest report released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), bacteria found in humans, animals and food...
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 09:47
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) relevant to agricultural production, food, forestry and rural...
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 - 08:59
The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has proposed to revoke the Food Standards (Ice Cream) Regulations 1952 (S.I. No. 227 of 1952), which set compositional...
Monday, 20 February, 2017 - 15:04
Defra has published a contingency plan describing how Defra and operational partners prepare for, and would respond to, an outbreak of a plant or bee pest or disease in England. It is designed...
Monday, 20 February, 2017 - 13:04
EFSA has launched a public consultation on its new draft guidance on the risk assessment of substances present in food intended for infants below 16 weeks of age. From birth up to 16 weeks, infants...
Monday, 20 February, 2017 - 08:48
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched three shellfish consultations as part of a wider review to ensure effective and sustainable future official controls delivery. As shellfish is a growing...