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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:23
The top nine retailers across the UK have published their latest testing results on campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens (covering samples tested from July to September...
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 14:00
EFSA has launched an open consultation for the guidance on the use of the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment. This guidance is meant for EFSA Panels/Units for...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:52
Following its roundtable discussion in July 2018, the Society for Applied Microbiology has released a report on food safety after Brexit. Key findings include: New trade deals may leave the UK...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 09:34
EFSA has set a new deadline for completion of two pilot assessments on the risks posed by humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. The full risk assessments of the cumulative effects of...
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 09:56
IFST welcomes this review of standards delivery and recognises the importance of the compliance work to ensure that food is safe, what it says it is and consumers have the information to make...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 09:07
EFSA has published its third summary report on the monitoring of transmittable spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in the EU. The report provides results on data collected by all EU Member States,...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:13
The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat through biosecurity measures. There are some simple measures that all bird...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:04
EFSA has launched a consultation on the follow-up to its 2016 scientific opinion on the acute health risks from cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels. Tiny traces of naturally-occurring...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 08:51
Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency have published the report of a four year research project which provides important new evidence on E. coli O157 - a bacterium carried by cattle...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 15:15
EFSA has confirmed the conclusion of its previous assessments that dietary exposure to dioxins and dioxin like PCBs – environmental pollutants present at low levels in food and feed – is a health...