The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) will be hosting a workshop on the 25th February to consider the recent discovery of undeclared almond protein in cumin and paprika and to identify weak points in the herb and spice supply chains.
Representatives from the British Retail Consortium, The Food and Drink Federation and the Seasoning and Spice Association will attend the workshop, which will be held at the FSA headquarters in London.
The four organisations will discuss the recent incident, which has resulted in a number of product recalls, in detail and will also look at broader aspects of the integrity of the supply chain with a view to developing further measures to protect consumers.
Chief FSA Operating Officer Jason Feeney commented, “In the light of recent incidents it seems sensible to take a broader look at the herbs and spice chain to identify if there might be areas where the FSA and industry should be paying particular attention.”
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