Much of consumers’ resistance to new decontamination techniques for meat may stem from the lack of adequate information on the procedures, according to a new study from the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Food Standards Agency (FSA).
More than 2,000 people from around the U.K. participated in the survey, which was part of FSA’s program to reduce [...]
Additional results have come in under a United Kingdom-wide testing program for horse meat in beef products.
So far, more than 99 percent (or 3,599 samples) of samples tested contained no horse DNA “at or above the level of 1 percent.” Less than 1 percent (35 results) of samples tested contained horse DNA at or [...]
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Testing of beef for horse DNA still is underway in the United Kingdom (U.K.), as calls to test expand throughout Europe.
Of the 2501 samples tested so far in the U.K., 2472, or roughly 99 percent, came back negative for horse DNA and 29 samples, or about 1 percent, came back positive. About 950 tests [...]
Those who have been following the ongoing story regarding horse meat found in beef products in the United Kingdom (U.K.) may have noticed concerns about a pain drug used to treat horses.
Phenylbutazone, or bute, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and soft tissue inflammation in horses and to treat a [...]
Food businesses that sell beef products must now test their goods to ensure they don’t contain horse or swine DNA as part of a new program, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.
The decision comes on the heels of the discovery of horse and swine DNA in beef products in the U.K. [...]
Although much of the U.S. is facing a drought, and along with it the risk of aflatoxin, the United Kingdom (U.K.) has a different problem.
Lots of rain – more in the first two weeks of June than is typical for the entire month – is leading to concerns about mycotoxins produced by Fusarium molds, [...]
More people are concerned about the price, healthfulness, and nutritional aspects of food than the chance of getting a foodborne illness, according to a new study.
About 63 percent of those surveyed cited food prices as one of their main concerns, with 32 percent citing foodborne illness caused by pathogens such as E. coli and [...]
Reports of fake alcohol have risen sharply in May and June in the U.K., according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Food Fraud Database.
Of the 170 cases reported to the FSA, about 45 percent of those involved fake alcohol. Last year, of the 238 cases reported in the same time frame, only 23 percent [...]
The economy’s effect on people’s pocketbooks may also indicate they’re more willing to eat risky leftovers, according to research from the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The report, “Food safety on a budget,” found that approximately 97 percent of those interviewed believed the cost of their usual grocery shopping trips had gone up “significantly” in [...]