Food Standards Agency

Useful information: the Food Standards Agency has explained the differences between use-by and best-before dates on food products

What you need to know about use-by dates

By Nikkie Sutton

Food labelling has hit the headlines of late and The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the rules around use-by and best-before dates.

Taken off: JD Wetherspoon removed gammon, rump and and sirloin steaks from its menus (Russell Hume steaks not pictured)

JDW meat supplier ‘heartbroken’ to go into administration

By Nikkie Sutton

The meat supplier that supplied JD Wetherspoon is being investigated by the Food Standards Agency has gone into administration and has blamed the watchdog, claiming its action was “out of proportion to concerns identified”.

Product recall: Fairfax Meadow pulls meat

A second meat supplier recalls products

By Huw Cross

A leading supplier of meat to pubs, bars and restaurants has recalled products after an unannounced Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspection, causing JD Wetherspoon to pull dishes from its menu again.

Action: Russell Hume originally recalled its products (image credit Wikipedia) (Russell Hume products not pictured)

JDW meat supplier has stopped all production

By Nikkie Sutton

The supplier of JD Wetherspoon’s meat, which was pulled from the pub chain’s menu, has had to stop all production and detain all of its products, as instructed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Off the table: JD Wetherspoon removed three types of steak from its menus after issues with its supplier Russell Hume

Steak back on the menu for JDW

By Nikkie Sutton

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is putting steak back on its menus across its 900-strong estate after it was removed following "issues" at a suppliers.

Hygiene ratings: more than 2,000 adults took part in the FSA biannual survey

Food hygiene rating key to 68% of consumers

By Nikkie Sutton

More than two thirds (68%) of consumers choose where they will buy food from based on a venue’s food hygiene rating, according to new research.

Contamination scare: a small number of eggs containing Fipronil have been distributed to the UK

Number of contaminated eggs found in the UK

By Nikkie Sutton

A small number of eggs containing an insecticide have been distributed to the UK from the farms affected in the Netherlands, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Food crime: experts have said tackling food fraud is very important

We're at risk of another horsemeat scandal

By Nikkie Sutton

Unless every part of the food chain remains vigilant, the UK food industry is at risk of another horsemeat scandal, a top expert has warned.

Hitting the headlines: there are various food safety issues which pubs have made the headlines for food safety issues

Pub food safety failings of 2016/17

By Nikkie Sutton

Poor food hygiene is a sure fire way for your pub to make the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Here, we look at 10 of the worst food safety failings in pubs from the past 18 months. 

Health risk: campylobacter can be avoided in chicken with a good food management system

How to avoid campylobacter in pub kitchens

By Nikkie Sutton

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has released guidance on reducing the risk of campylobacter after a survey revealed the levels of the food bug in chicken have declined.

FHRS: pubs can be charged for re-inspections

Pubs charged for food hygiene re-inspections

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs could be made to pay for requested re-inspections of their businesses under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.

Stronger focus: FSA will work towards better food safety controls

Food safety controls to be ramped up by local authorities

By Nicholas Robinson

Food safeguards and allergen protection for consumers will be moved up a gear by local authorities, and will be core to delivering a better system of control to ensure a higher level of confidence in UK food.

How to serve a safe rare burger

Food safety

Rare burger crippling health risk warning

By Nicholas Robinson

A food safety watchdog has warned of the crippling health threats undercooked burgers can cause now that the category is in steep growth and as a result of more consumers specifying how their burgers should be cooked.

Mouse spotted in JDW pub in Dartford

Pest control

Mouse spotted in JDW pub

By Nikkie Sutton

Pest-control operators were called to a JDW pub in Kent after a mouse was seen scurrying across the floor.

Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Food Hygiene

Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

By Nicholas Robinson

Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) is testing the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) new food hygiene scheme, which aims to ease pressure on resource-strapped local authorities, improve food safety and adapt the current Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Nuneaton Wetherspoon's shut after 'pest infestation'

Health and safety

'Pest infestation' forces Wetherspoon's to shut

By Nikkie Sutton

The William White pub in Nuneaton has closed its doors following a pest control problem - but pubco JD Wetherspoon is unsure when the pub will reopen.

Brexit: EU allergen rules 'not going anywhere'

Food safety

Brexit: EU allergen rules 'not going anywhere'

By Daniel Woolfson

Licensees should not expect allergen legislation handed down from Brussels to change in the near future, despite Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, a leading food-safety expert has stressed.

Allergens: Remember, it affects drinks too

Legal Advice

Allergens: Remember, it affects drinks too

By Poppleston Allen

You’ve no doubt noticed the current boom in brewing, with so-called ‘craft beers’ with their cool names, fashionable branding and, more often than not, premium pricing, being a major driver for this growth.