Food Standards Agency

Women are more likely than men to have concerns over food safety and food issues in general, says the report.

Sugar tops UK food concerns

By Niamh Michail

The amount of sugar in food is the top food concern for UK consumers, according to a Food Standards Agency survey.

Mars is recalling a range of drinks on fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning

Mars drinks recalled on bacteria fears

By Michael Stones

Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling some of its products, after fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning.

EFSA launches consultation on draft assessment of human health risks posed by BPA exposure

EFSA temporarily lowers BPA intake levels

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has temporarily lowered the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of bisphenol A (BPA) pending the outcome of US research.

Brazilian citrus juice producers hope the current US carbendizem crisis won't leave them high and dry (Picture copyright:

US juice trade association fights Brazilian fungicide fallout

By Ben Bouckley

The US Juice Products Association (JPA) has moved to allay consumer concerns that orange juice produced in the country is unsafe, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was blocking some Brazilian imports found to contain the substance.

FSA warns over illegal vodka

Health warning issued over illicit vodka

By Nilpa Shah

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK has declared that the ‘Drop Vodka’ brand is illegal and unsafe for consumption, following the discovery of traces of industrial solvents and other potentially damaging substances.

Unregulated mycotoxin found in cereals - FSA

Unregulated mycotoxin found in cereals - FSA

By Mark Astley

An unregulated, potentially harmful mycotoxin was found in over 10% of cereal sampled during a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey, a report has confirmed.

Oats in the safety zone

Oats in the safety zone

Consumers in the UK can eat their porridge safe in the knowledge
that their oat products are free from harmful toxins - mycotoxins -
after an extensive survey in the UK found very low traces, if none
at all, of the contaminant in...

Salt shakeup

Salt shakeup

Shake-up for salt use in processed food continues with UK food
agency unveiling a new salt model to investigate the effects of
reducing salt content in different food groups on consumers.