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  1. October 31, 2013

    Horsemeat found in tinned beef on sale in UK

    Horsemeat was found in tinned beef on sale in the UK, officials said. The Food Standards Agency said horse DNA was detected...

  2. July 16, 2013

    MPs unhappy at lack of prosecutions in horsemeat scandal

    UK and Irish authorities’ failure to prosecute anyone involved in a Europe-wide food scam, whereby horsemeat was illicitly...

  1. February 14, 2013

    Pressure grows to reform light-touch regulation

    The widening horsemeat scandal has led to calls for a shake-up of Britain’s food inspection system, with critics likening...

  2. February 14, 2013

    Three arrested in horsemeat scandal

    Three men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud over their involvement in the UK’s horsemeat scandal, as it emerged that...

  3. February 13, 2013

    PM vows ‘full force of law’ over horsemeat

    David Cameron, British prime minister, promised that anyone involved in the horsemeat scandal would face the full force of...

  4. July 5, 2011

    E. coli outbreak linked to Egyptian seeds

    The European Union has banned the import of various Egyptian seeds after determining that a particular variety was the most...

  5. October 15, 2010

    Food Standards Agency is still alive

    From Mr Tim J. Smith. Sir, John Kay (“How to spot a good from a bad quango”, October 13) is misinformed about the current...

  6. March 6, 2010

    Label setback for obesity campaign

    The long-running campaign to put “traffic light” warnings on food in an effort to combat obesity suffered a setback on...

  7. August 13, 2009

    US organic study was more rigorous

    From Prof Felix FitzRoy. Sir, Neither the UK Food Standards Agency nor Michael Skapinker seem to have noticed that The...

  8. August 11, 2009

    Fish dilemma

    The Food Standards Agency has refused to drop its recommendation for people to eat two portions of fish a week in spite of...

  9. August 10, 2009

    Let us stick to the facts on organic food

    Alan Dangour laughed when I told him I had just read the fourth Huffington Post blog to attack his study on organic food....

  10. August 10, 2009

    UK must produce ‘as much food as we can’

    More food for the UK market should be produced in Britain, the government said on Monday, as it launched a review of how...

  11. August 7, 2009

    FSA defends organic report

    The Food Standards Agency has defended a report it published last week that claimed organic food was no healthier than...

  12. January 16, 2009

    On today's menu: calorie counts

    Restaurants, takeaways and work canteens will be urged to advertise how many calories are in each item on their menus under...

  13. January 16, 2009

    On the menu today - calorie counts with every meal

    Restaurants, takeaways and work canteens will be urged to advertise how many calories are in each item on their menus,...

  14. December 9, 2008

    Pork industry urges tougher labelling

    British pork producers on Monday called for food labelling regulations to be toughened to highlight the country from which...

  15. December 9, 2008

    Pork industry urges tougher labelling

    British pork producers yesterday called for food labelling regulations to be toughened to highlight the country from which...

  16. December 8, 2008

    Consumers told to avoid Irish pork

    Britain took the lead yesterday among Ireland's neighbours in warning consumers not to eat Irish or Northern Irish pork...

  17. July 15, 2008

    Shoppers show little concern about GM

    From Mr Tony Combes. Sir, Clive Cookson's excellent analysis ‘A time to sow? GM food could cut the cost of staples’ (July...

  18. July 8, 2008

    Rules on marketing GM produce face review

    The Food Standards Agency is to review how it regulates the marketing and labelling of genetically modified produce after a...

  19. July 7, 2008

    Rules on GM produce to be reviewed

    The Food Standards Agency is to review how it regulates the marketing and labelling of genetically modified produce, after a...

  20. April 11, 2008

    Move to ban six food colourings

    The Food Standards Agency is to ask food companies to withdraw six artificial food colourings voluntarily from all products...

  21. March 15, 2008

    EU body backs FSA on colourings

    Europe's food safety watchdog has backed the Food Standards Agency's decision last year not to change its advice on food...

  22. October 18, 2007

    Anti-obesity drive to target adverts

    Gordon Brown, prime minister, yesterday promised tougher action on advertising of "unacceptable foods" - but declined to...

  23. October 5, 2007

    Why the bottled water boom is 'pure' nonsense

    From Mr Alan Bland. Sir, At last – a sane commentary on bottled water! (“Bottled water and the madness of crowds”, September...

  24. October 5, 2007

    Why the bottled water boom is 'pure' nonsense

    From Mr Alan Bland. Sir, At last - a sane commentary on bottled water! ("Bottled water and the madness of crowds",...

  25. September 14, 2007

    Food watchdog moves to frame action on additives

    The Food Standards Agency met industry bodies yesterday to establish res-ponses to new research linking artificial food...

  26. September 12, 2007

    Food colourings report 'misleading'

    The Food Standards Agency misled the public by failing to explain clearly that all children can be affected by artificial...

  27. September 7, 2007

    Ban on artificial food dyes ruled out

    The head of the Food Standards Agency has ruled out a swift ban on the use of artificial food dyes, arguing there is no risk...

  28. September 6, 2007

    Their true colours

    Almost every playground has its stories about wild behaviour fuelled by E-numbers. But anecdotes cannot be the basis for...

  29. September 5, 2007

    Watchdog links additives to hyperactivity

    Artificial colourings and additives can cause hyperactivity in children, the UK’s food safety watchdog will warn for the...

  30. July 14, 2007

    Ketchup for health?

    From Prof V. Moses. Sir, Why did you headline Fiona Harvey's July 7 article "Rotten tomatoes" ? There was nothing rotten...

  31. July 11, 2007

    Ban on red food dye in meat

    The Food Standards Agency yesterday asked food manufacturers to stop using a red food dye known as "2G" after tests by the...

  32. June 9, 2007

    When fortifying flour with folic acid is a bread and butter issue

    The UK's Food Standards Agency is about to recommended whether flour or bread should be fortified with folic acid, one of...

  33. June 8, 2007

    Flour with folic acid is a bread and butter issue

    The UK’s Food Standards Agency is about to recommended whether flour or bread should be fortified with folic acid, one of...

  34. May 18, 2007

    Food agency calls for fortified bread

    The addition of folic acid to bread could become compulsory, a move that would mark the first mandatory fortification of...

  35. May 16, 2007

    FSA probes 1,300 food scares

    The Food Standards Agency investigated more than 1,300 food scares last year, it said yesterday in its first annual report...

  36. May 5, 2007

    Food companies told to check for chemical after US pet deaths

    Food and feed companies have been asked to check for the presence of a potentially lethal industrial chemical in their...

  37. May 4, 2007

    Agency to act on 'organic' food fraud

    Food mislabelled "organic" is likely to be the target of a crackdown on food fraud, amid concerns that consumers are being...

  38. April 3, 2007

    Bernard Matthews escapes legal action

    Bernard Matthews, the turkey producer at the centre of the bird flu outbreak in February, will not face prosecution, it...

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