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  1. Public Attitudes Tracker survey results published
    The FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker (May 2018) results have been published today. We conduct this tracking survey with consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to monitor changes in consumer attitudes towards food-related issues and the FSA.
  2. Precautionary advice on cooking frozen vegetables following Europe-wide listeriosis outbreak
    The Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland are reminding people that most frozen vegetables, including sweetcorn, need to be cooked before eating. This includes if adding them to salads, smoothies or dips.
  3. FSA trials first use of blockchain
    The Food Standards Agency has successfully completed a pilot using blockchain technology in a cattle slaughterhouse. It's the first time blockchain has been used as a regulatory tool to ensure compliance in the food sector.
  4. Science Council meets in London
    Our independent Science Council met in London this week as we work towards putting science at the heart of everything we do.
  5. FSA publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2017/18
    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for the last financial year. It covers our performance and activities in 2017/18 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland at a net cost of £93.2m.
  6. FSA welcomes guilty verdict in DNP trial
    The Food Standards Agency welcomes the conviction of a man on charges of manslaughter and supplying an unsafe food supplement, connected to the DNP-related death of student Eloise Parry.
  7. FSA June open Board meeting available online
    Last week's open Board meeting is now available as a video-on-demand. The meeting was chaired by Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock.
  8. Acrylamide and furan survey results published
    Today we are publishing the results from our latest study looking at levels of acrylamide and furan in an extensive range of UK retail foods.
  9. Open invitation to the Science Council meeting on 27 June 2018
    The Science Council of the Food Standards Agency is holding its third meeting in London on Wednesday 27 June 2018. The Council was formally established on 1 April 2017 to implement a key recommendation from the Triennial Review of the our Scientific Advisory Committees.
  10. Summary of discussions from the FSA Board meeting 20 June 2018
    At its quarterly meeting on Wednesday 20 June, the Food Standards Agency Board discussed EU Exit, the Mid-Point Review of the Regulating Our Future (ROF) Programme, an interim update on the Cutting Plants and Cold Stores Review, the controls on Raw Drinking Milk (RDM), a decision to now implement Phase 2 of the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), and the FSA’s International Strategy.