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Retailers make commitment in campylobacter transparency

Nine of the top retailers have made a commitment to publish their own results on campylobacter on consumer websites.

FSA’s top tips on your Bank Holiday barbecue

To assist people in having a successful and safe barbecue this August Bank Holiday weekend, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed its top tips on cooking meat. 

UK tackles poultry meat fears linked to toxic eggs

After Dutch scientists began testing chicken meat plants for traces of fipronil, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) wants to establish if Britain imported meat from these implicated farms too. 

Cattle disease surveillance dashboard launched

A new interactive map highlighting cattle disease across Great Britain has been launched by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). 

FSA: Cleveland Meat Company suspension ‘not taken lightly’

Stopping production at wholesaler Cleveland Meat Company, which saw the firm axe 68 jobs and go into administration, was a decision not taken lightly, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has claimed.

New chief operations officer at Foods Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Colin Sullivan as chief operating officer. 

Food Standards Agency: firms will pay for audits

Charging food businesses for audits will be part of an overhaul of the way food safety and hygiene regulations are implemented, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed.

Retailers show further progress in chicken bug war

Retailers battling Campylobacter are gaining ground in their fight against the food poisoning bug’s contamination of raw whole chickens, according to the latest figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA). 

UV breakthrough hailed for knife sterilisation

A waterless steriliser, offering an alternative to hot water for sterilising knives and other tools in cutting plants and abattoirs, has been approved by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and is already attracting considerable interest from the meat industry, according to its inventor. 

Jason Feeney unveiled as new FSA chief executive

Jason Feeney has been appointed chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), effective immediately. 

Meat industry contacts Prime Minister over FSA bias concern

The British meat industry has combined forces to voice their concerns about Food Standards Agency (FSA) bias against the sector. 

FSA meat incidents so far this year

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its entire list of food incidents for the first three months of 2016. 

Hill’s Pet Nutrition cat food pouches recalled due to high levels of iron

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is withdrawing certain packs of cat food pouches due to high levels of iron. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the error was made by the ingredient supplier. 

The Mr Meats abattoir has been closed by the FSA following complaints over bad smells
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Mr Meats abattoir has licence suspended

A Birmingham abattoir has had its licence suspended following a Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigation. 

Photos of the Mr Meat site found animal carcases piled on the ground
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Mr Meats abattoir under investigation

A Birmingham abattoir is under investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following nine years of complaints over bad smells. 

AIMS accuses FSA of ruining Farmbox Meats business with investigation

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has slammed the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following the Farmbox Meats verdict over the mislabelling of goat meat as lamb or mutton, earlier this week. 

FSA unannounced inspections reveal mostly good animal welfare standards in UK slaughterhouses

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has unveiled the results of its unannounced inspections of slaughterhouses across Britain. 

AHDB divisions develop cattle information initiative

Just shy of £300,000 has been made available to develop a prototype system for the exchange of cattle information across the supply chain.

Pig farm applicant withdraws proposal following lengthy tussle

Midland Pig Producers (MPP) has withdrawn its planning application for what campaign groups called “one of Britain’s first factory farms”, after the Environment Agency (EA) rejected its proposals.

Environment body rejects pig farm proposal

Plans for a pig farm in Derbyshire have been rejected by the Environment Agency amid fears it would “offend the human senses” of its neighbours.

Tulip to relaunch Danepak bacon

UK pork producer Tulip is to relaunch its iconic bacon brand, Danepak, early next year.

STRIKE UPDATE: Union accused of bringing meat industry into ‘disrepute’

Union leaders have come under attack from meat bosses which have accused the organisation of attempting to bring the industry into “disrepute” with its latest move for industrial action.

FSA publishes figures on campylobacter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its report into the prevalence of campylobacter in fresh chicken.

Meat retailing masterclass on offer

Westley Consulting, a consulting agency for food and agricultural businesses, is hosting a meat retailing masterclass, which aims to educate butchers and farmers on the importance of meat retailing and best retailing practice.

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