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Food Standards Agency

Tuesday 7 September 2010

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(External) Keeping food safe

To help avoid food poisoning, it's important to make sure the food you make is safe to eat. Get tips from our eatwell website on preparing food safely.

Safety and Hygiene

The Food Standards Agency carries out a range of work to make sure food is safe to eat, including funding research on chemical, microbiological and radiological safety, as well as food hygiene and allergy.

The details of our day-to-day work on safety and hygiene, including policy, business and our research programmes are set out below. A guide to the main general food law requirements, including the provisions on food safety , is in the food industries section of this website.

For consumer advice on food allergy, hygiene tips on storing and preparing food at home, plus information about food poisoning, visit our eatwell website.

Safety and Hygiene News

Bite gets its teeth into some meaty topics

Monday 6 September 2010

Sainsbury's recalls some Freefrom brand cake

Thursday 2 September 2010

More about Safety and Hygiene

Chemical safety

Acrylamide | Additives | Food contact materials | Food supplements | Mycotoxins | Packaging | Para red dye | Pesticides | Sudan dyes | Veterinary medicines

Microbiological safety

Antimicrobial resistance stakeholder meeting | Cleaner farms, better flocks | Control of MAP in milk | Flooding: food safety advice | Labelling powdered infant formula as 'non-sterile' | Managing farm manures for food safety guidance | Measuring foodborne illness levels

Hygiene resources

Bacteria Bite Business | Food Safety Week | How to complain | Hygiene Guidance | Hygiene legislation | Scores on the Doors

Radiological safety

Authorisation of Discharges of Radioactive Waste to the Environment | Irradiated food | Radioactivity in food: your questions answered | Radiological safety of food | Radiological surveillance

Allergy and intolerance

Allergy Alerts | Food allergen labelling | Food intolerance and allergy research | Guidance for food businesses on allergy and intolerance | Labelling of 'gluten free' foods | Peanuts during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early childhood

Animal diseases

Atypical scrapie | BSE and goats | BSE and other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies | BSE and sheep | Bird flu poses no food safety risks | Bluetongue poses no food safety risks | Foot and mouth disease outbreak | Swine flu

Food chain analysis

Food chain analysis: summary of analysis and findings | Chicken food chain analysis | Food chain analysis: methodology

Safety and hygiene research

The Agency's research programmes on safety and hygiene

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Safety and hygiene committees

Expert groups that advise the Agency

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Safety and hygiene publications

Leaflets and posters on safety and hygiene topics

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Safety and hygiene links

External sites with information on safety and hygiene issues

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