News

  1. The Food Standards Agency welcomes Birmingham Halal Abattoir Ltd fine
    Birmingham Halal Abattoir Ltd has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £18, 000 for failing to undergo the required meat inspections.
  2. Fairfax Meadow begins voluntary withdrawal of meat products
    Fairfax Meadow has today begun the voluntary withdrawal of some of its meat products from its customers in the catering trade. This follows unannounced inspections by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland on Thursday 8 February.
  3. Meat products recall by Muscle Food
    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have today published details of a recall of meat products by Muscle Food.
  4. Production allowed to resume at one Russell Hume site
    The enforcement action preventing Russell Hume from processing and distributing meat products has been lifted at one of their sites after assurances that their food safety management system met the legal requirements were satisfied.
  5. Review of cutting plants and cold stores
    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are announcing today that they will be undertaking a review of meat cutting premises and cold stores. The review, which will be established later this month, comes in the wake of serious non-compliance issues identified at cutting plants operated by 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume and will be industry wide.
  6. Public Attitudes Tracker survey results published
    The FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker (November 2017) results have been published. We conduct this tracking survey with consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, in order to monitor changes in consumer attitudes towards the Agency and food-related issues. This Wave included 16 new questions.
  7. FSA update on Russell Hume
    The Food Standards Agency has taken action to stop any product from leaving sites operated by Russell Hume because of concerns about non-compliance with food hygiene regulations. These concerns were uncovered as the result of an unannounced audit at one site which then led to a wider investigation in the following days across all their plants and also into products held in cold stores.
  8. Action taken at meat business
    Following an unannounced inspection of Russell Hume’s Birmingham site on 12 January, we became aware of instances of serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations.
  9. Attend an open workshop on novel foods: 22 February 2018
    You are invited to attend a novel foods workshop. Our independent committee, the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) is holding the workshop on novel foods in central London on Thursday 22 February 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  10. The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland welcomes first prosecution of a business for failing to display food hygiene rating
    A Belfast restaurant is the first business in Northern Ireland to be prosecuted for failing to display a valid food hygiene rating sticker at Belfast Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 9 January.