As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.Continue Reading FDA sends warning letter to New Hampshire food firm because of pests in warehouse
The majority of topics highlighted at a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on food safety had already been discussed before.
At the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting in July, members …Continue Reading Almost all trade concerns at WTO meeting previously discussed
The Government in the United Kingdom has confirmed a delay to import inspections until January next year.
Reports in early August suggested post-Brexit border controls were to be pushed back for the fifth time.
Sanitary…Continue Reading UK pushes back border controls on EU goods again
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture—teamed up in 2011 to create the Interagency Food…Continue Reading The top 3 food safety agencies work in collaboration on foodborne illness sources
Most companies in England would support mandatory food hygiene rating display, according to research by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Outlets are given a rating from 0 to 5, with 5 indicating “very good” food…Continue Reading FSA survey shows backing for mandatory food hygiene display
The European Commission’s health and safety unit has published findings from assessments looking at controls on food of non-animal origin (FNAO) in Morocco and Portugal.
A DG Sante audit in Morocco, in March and April…Continue Reading EU assesses control systems in Morocco and Portugal
There is room for improvement in the official food control systems of Iceland and Norway, according to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).
Iceland and Norway are in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The EFTA…Continue Reading Iceland and Norway urged to improve control systems
Audited councils in an Australian state are not doing enough to protect public health, according to a report.
The Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) looked at whether agencies are complying with their legal responsibilities for…Continue Reading Audit finds councils can do more to ensure food safety
The likelihood and impact of contamination of the food supply in the United Kingdom have been assessed in an updated risk register.
The UK government rated food supply contamination as four out of five for…Continue Reading Food supply contamination threat mentioned in UK risk register
Most hospitals and social care sites are aware of Listeria guidance from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) but an analysis has found several challenges around implementation.
In a 2019 outbreak associated with pre-packed sandwiches supplied…Continue Reading FSA assesses the use of Listeria guidance after the outbreak