Effectively introducing a new model for food standards regulation, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the revised Food Law Code of Practice for England and Northern Ireland. The new model will be rolled out in phases, beginning summer 2023.
The UK Government, in collaboration with the Scottish and Welsh Governments, has published a plan that establishes the basis for risk-based checks across EU and non-EU trade. The draft Border Target Operating Model sets forth proposals for a new border surveillance and control system to provide protection from security and biosecurity threats, including those posed by unsafe food imports.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published two reports—one on control measures for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in meat and dairy products, and another reviewing Listeria monocytogenes attribution, characterization, and monitoring in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) commissioned an independent review of the national food control systems of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., which has revealed significant differences in how each country regulates food safety.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is encouraging countries around the world to adopt e-notification systems to bolster food safety, and has released a publication to support such efforts, titled, Technical Guidance for the Implementation of E-Notification Systems for Food Control.
A recently published review examines the history of foodborne illness outbreaks caused by Listeria monocytogenes in the UK, challenges that food manufacturers face when dealing with the pathogen, and potential future research and strategies related to the pathogen.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reviewed Regulation 2019/1793: Controls Applied to Imported Food and Food Safety, and has proposed amendments to the legislation for the first time since the UK’s exit from the EU.