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First UK food crime assessment published

First UK food crime assessment published

| March 23, 2016

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the first Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment (FCASA), examining the scale and nature of the food crime threat to the £200 billion British food and drink industry. The assessment was carried out by the FSA’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) – set up last year in the […]

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Agency publishes final Campylobacter survey results

Agency publishes final Campylobacter survey results

| May 29, 2015

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the final set of results from a one-year survey of Campylobacter on fresh whole chickens and packaging on sale in large supermarkets and smaller independent retailers. The results for more than 4,000 chicken skin and packaging samples tested between February 2014 and February 2015 show that about […]

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Blue Bell ice cream Listeria outbreak – update

Blue Bell ice cream Listeria outbreak – update

| April 15, 2015

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a further cluster of people with Listeria infections linked to Blue Bell brand ice cream products and further recalls of additional products that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial outbreak included five cases and three deaths at the same hospital in Kansas […]

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