The Food Standards Agency has reappointed Professor Duncan Maskell as an expert member of the General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS). He will serve a further three-year term, which will run to 31 December 2017.
The final two research reports, in a series commissioned by the FSA to evaluate the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Food Hygiene Information Scheme (FHIS) in Scotland, are being published today.
The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) has published its extensive review of viruses in the food chain. The ACMSF, set up a group to revisit the issue of foodborne viruses in light of developments in this area. The final report considered the most important viruses associated with foodborne infections - norovirus, hepatitis A, and hepatitis E.
The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) has published its extensive review of viruses in the food chain, and the FSA has issued its Chief Scientific Advisor’s first Science Report, also focusing on foodborne viruses.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK Consumer Healthcare) is recalling all bottles of its MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk 330ml ready-to-drink products. This is because the product may contain creatine particles due to re-crystallisation. This means the product is a possible choking hazard and may cause injury to the mouth.
The Food Standards Agency is today publishing the findings of a study carried out by Hull York Medical School, determining reactions to aspartame in people who have reported symptoms in the past compared to people with no reported symptoms. The study is also being published in the peer reviewed, open access journal, PLOS ONE.